Kadasiddheshwara Temple Complex, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
Note: Kadasiddheshwara Temple is in the foreground and Jambulinga Temple is in the background.
Kadasiddheswara Temple is relatively a modest structure and is dated around mid 7th century. The outer walls devakoshthas are decorated with sculptures of Harihara, Ardhanariswar and Shiva. You will also find carvings of Shiva and Parvati grace the door to the garbha griha with carvings of Brahma and Vishnu on either side that houses a linga on a peetha (platform).
Kadasiddheshwara Temple is part of the Pattadakal Group of Monuments an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
Mallikarjuna and Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
Originally called the Trailokeswara temple, Mallikarjuna temple is a mid 8th-century Shiva temple which was sponsored by Queen Trailokya Mahadevi to commemorate the victory of her husband King VVV. It's garbha griya has a Shiva linga, and features a pradakshina patha. Its antarala has shrine of Durga as Mahishasuramardini and the temple also has a Nandi Mandapa. Storytelling by stone carvings is prevalent throughout the temple with legends and stories from Puranas, Bhagvata Puranas or Panchtantra. You would easily find sculptures of Mahisasurmardini, scene depicting Samudra Manthan, tale of Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu.
Kashi Vishwanatha Temple built the middle of the 8th century is designed in the style of rekha nagara shikhara that rises in five stages (though the amalaka and kalash are missing). Carving of Uma-Maheswara within a chaitya arch can be found on the well-preserved Sukanasa that adorns the front of the Shikhara that is designed in a mesh-like pattern. Do review the exquisitely designed ceiling panel at the center of the mandapa which depicts Shiva, Parvati holding Kartikeya, and Nandi.
Mallikarjuna temple and Kashi Vishwanatha temple are a part of the Pattadakal Group of Monuments an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
Papanatha Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
Papanatha Temple is noted for its novel mixture of Nagara, Dravida, and Hindu architecture style. The unusual layout of the temple is probably because it was built over various periods or in three stages.
Like the other temples, the Papanatha temple faces east or towards the sunrise and has a Shiva linga in its garbha griha. Pillars and pilasters inside Papanatha Temple are resplendently covered with carvings of foliage motifs sculptures of Shiva and Parvati and Vishnu in Ananta-Shayana posture - Gajalakshmi carved on the ceiling - narrative panels depicting scenes of Ramayana. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
Galaganatha Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
The Galaganatha temple dated mid 8th century is dedicated to Shiva. It has a Shiv linga and the garbha griha with a clear pradakshina path.
Temple is luxuriously decorated with carvings of scenes from Panchatantra and depictions of Shiva stories from the puranas. The entrance to the mandapa is flanked by Ganga and Yamuna the river goddesses with the lintel being carved with a Nataraja. You will find a seated Nandi facing the temple.
Galaganatha Temple is part of the Pattadakal Group of Monuments an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
Sangameshwara Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
Sangameshwara or Vijayeshvara is an incomplete temple built in Dravidian style and inscriptions on it date it to between 720 CE and 733 CE. The temple was left unfinished after the death of its patron the Chalukya king, Vijayaditya Satyashraya, in 734 CE.
Niches or devekoshtha's of the Sangameshwara Temple have splendid iconography of both Shiva and Vishnu. Carvings include Varaha lifting Bhudevi, a dancing Nataraja, Ardhanarishvara, Shiva with Bhringi, Shiva spearing Andhaka, and as the yogi, Lakulisha and many more
Sangameshwara Temple is part of the Pattadakal Group of Monuments an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
Jain Narayana Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
The Jain Narayana temple at Pattadakal built in the 9th century is made up of three-storeys with the two lower storeys being still functional. The garbha griha houses an image of Parsvanatha. The mandapa has seated Jinas in displaying various mudras in its narrow recesses and projections.
As per the Archaeological Survey of India there is evidence of an older large temple complex built in bricks and also a captivating sculpture of Tirthankara standing in samabhanga posture believed to be of the early Chalukyan period.
Jain Narayana Temple is part of the Pattadakal Group of Monuments an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Paṭṭadakallu?
How to reach Pattadakallu in Karnataka, India?
Paṭṭadakallu is located in Karnataka, India and is well known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its many monuments.
Which is the nearest airport to Paṭṭadakallu?
The nearest airport to Paṭṭadakallu is Hubbali Airport at a distance of about 131 km from Paṭṭadakallu and is well connected by flights to many cities in India
Another airport near Paṭṭadakallu is Belgaum Airport or Sambra Airport at a distance of about 153 km from Paṭṭadakallu.
The nearest international airport is at Bengaluru which is at distance of about 465 km from Paṭṭadakallu.
Which is the nearest train station to Paṭṭadakallu?
Pattdakal does not have its own train station. The nearest railway station to Paṭṭadakallu would be Badami which is at a distance of about 22 km from Paṭṭadakallu,
Distance between Paṭṭadakallu and few cities and towns:
Distance between Pattadakallu and Aihole is about 14 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Badami is about 22 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Hubli is about 123 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Hampi is about 136 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Belgaum is about 166 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Bellary is about 185 km.
Distance between Pattadakallu and Bengaluru is about 447 km.