Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, Badami

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  • Must climb to high uneven steps cut into the rock (it takes the breath!) to access this temple isolated at the top of a hill and enjoy a wonderful panorama over the Lake and the village. This temple of the merchant of garlands (malegitti) is devoted to Shiva, dravadian style, the flat roof is 2 floors of miniature flags Pallava, same influence in the low pyramid influence that ends with an octagonal dome overcoming the cella. Don't let yourself be bullied by educated children to beg an old Indian insulted the mother on the matter and criticized him for not to send his children to school.
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  • The picture shown here is wrong - it is of Upper Shivalaya. Reaching Malegitti Temple is an arduous task. One has to fend narrow winding alleys to reach the place; best is to hire a local auto-ricksha...  more »
  • Located opposite the Badami cave temples, this can be accessed by the side path adjacent to the museum. The pathway with steps and stunning rock formations is awesome and exciting. The temple is at th...  more »
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  • Nice short trek to the top.We completed the trek in opposite sequence. Badami caves-Bhutanath temple-Agastya lake-Badami fort-Upper Shivalaya-Lower Shivalaya-ASI museum-Badami caves. Near upper shivalaya,one can see the canyons too.
  • Upper Shivalaya is built in the Dravida stype with panels depicting events of mythological importance - Krishna carrying govardhana, Narasimha disemboweling Hiranyakshypu, waking of kumbakarna are some examples. The view from the top just before sunrise is beautiful but do watch out for the band of aggressive monkeys.
  • Wow experience place..... Can't believe that it was built in sixth century
  • Top of the Badami hills opp to Agastya theertha lake & Cave temples is the upper Shivalaya temple with no idols & no pooja. Behind the Museum of ASI
  • A great place to see the monument is interesting enough to the views are spectacular. There are plenty of monuments on the hill top so as well as a camera take plenty to drink and maybe a snack as it is a resonble walk !

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