Pattadakal Tourism and Travel Guide

This is a small village town in the Bijapur District located just on the banks of the Malaprabha River. This is where you get the real essence of the Chalukya Empire through their beautiful art and sculpting styles. The Chalukyas were known both for empire building and as patrons of art and architecture and this is very much visible in the Pattadakal complex. This is mainly a pilgrimage side and the largest and most important temple is the Sangameshwara Temple. This was built by Vijayaditya Satyasraya in the 7th century. The other temples here are the Kadasiddheshvara, Jambulingeshwara, Galaganatha, Kasivisveswara, Mallikarjuna and the Virupaksha Temple. Many of the later temples were also built by Rashtrakuta rulers. The main types of paintings used in most of the Chalukya temples are the Rekha, Nagara, Prasada and Dravida Vimana styles of temple painting.
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