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Papanatha Temple, Pattadakal

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  • The Papanatha Temple is one of the temples of the Chalukyan era dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple whilst of the 7th to 8th century AD still has many carvings beautifully preserved. The surrounding.....  more
    The Papanatha Temple is one of the temples of the Chalukyan era dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple whilst of the 7th to 8th century AD still has many carvings beautifully preserved. The surrounding.....  more »
  • The Papanatha temple situated outside the main complex hosts magnificent sculptures of Gods, demi-Gods and humans. The temple needs to be reached by a lane by the lake opposite to Virupaksha temple... 
    The Papanatha temple situated outside the main complex hosts magnificent sculptures of Gods, demi-Gods and humans. The temple needs to be reached by a lane by the lake opposite to Virupaksha temple...  more »
  • Built in the 8th century, this temple is a combination of Dravidian/Hindu architecture. Located at Pattadakal - UNESCO world heritage site 
    Built in the 8th century, this temple is a combination of Dravidian/Hindu architecture. Located at Pattadakal - UNESCO world heritage site  more »
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  • Excellent historical place, maintenance of the place is very good
  • What a historical monuments carved ..just went into the old century
  • Amazing work of ancient Indian architecture! Must visit place. Don's miss to hire a guide.
  • Ancient Place โœ… Must Visit...!!!
  • ๐Ÿ“Papanath Temple, Pattadakal ๐Ÿ”ฅ Karnataka ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ This temple is noted for its novel mixture of Dravida, and Nagara, Hindu temple styles. The unusual layout of the temple is possibly due to its construction, which occurred in three stages, but there is a lack of epigraphical evidence to support this hypothesis. Its architectural and sculptural details do show a consistent and unified theme, indicative of a plan. This east facing temple has on plain Garbha Griha, Ardha Mandapam, Sabha Mandapam and Mukha Mandapam provided with Kakshasana. Curiously the eastern half of the Sabha Mandapam accommodates a huge monolithic Nandi instead of a separate Nandi Mandapam. The wall above is relieved with a large Kudu type of Deva Kostas at regular intervals accommodating Shaiva and Vaishnava deities and perches sheltering stone windows. The ceiling and walls of this temple are Richly carved. ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ™

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