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Jain Temple Pattadakal

This is a ruined, World Heritage Site as declred by the UNESCO. It is situated on the left banks of the River Malaprabha and is in the District Bagalkot. Another name for this place is Pattadakalu and this is a very popular tourist attraction. This place was ruled by the Chalukya Dynasty and this was the Golden Era for this town. This was when art and cultured flourished here like never again and here evolved a fine blend of the South and North Indian forms of Art. They built as many as 9 Hindu Temples and then 1 Jain Temple. The best among all is the Virupaksha Temple which was a gift of honour by Queen Lokamahadevi to her husband to mark his victory over the kings of Southern India.