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?