"Lord Shiva Kills Andhak. " Virupaksha Temple. Pattadakal. Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE. Karnataka, India.

"Lord Shiva Kills Andhak. " Virupaksha Temple. Pattadakal. Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE. Karnataka, India.

Lakulisha, Samgameshwara temple built under patronage of early Chalukyas of 7th century.

Lakulisha, Samgameshwara temple built under patronage of early Chalukyas of century.

Pattadakal, Karnataka, India was capital of Chalukya Dynasty Between 6th to 8th Century.

Pattadakal, Karnataka, India was capital of Chalukya Dynasty Between to Century.

The Virupaksha Temple in the village of Pattadakal, India is part of a group of monuments in Pattadakal, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. These temples were built by the Chalukya dynasty in the 8th century and include a mixture of south and north Indian temple architecture styles. The Virupaksha temple is dedicated to Shiva.

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PATTADAKAL, India: was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty in Southern India. The Chalukyas built 10 temples here through the 9th century, including a Jain sanctuary. 4 temples were built in Chalukya Dravidian (pyramid-shaped) style, 4 in the style of Northern India, & the Papanatha temple in Vesara (mixed) style. Pattadakal is the birthplace of the Vesara style.

PATTADAKAL, India: was the capital of the Chalukya dynasty in Southern India. The Chalukyas built 10 temples here through the 9th century, including a Jain sanctuary. 4 temples were built in Chalukya Dravidian (pyramid-shaped) style, 4 in the style of Northern India, & the Papanatha temple in Vesara (mixed) style. Pattadakal is the birthplace of the Vesara style.

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Chalukya emblem of Aihole in Karnataka depicts Vishnu in Varaha form. A century stone emblem.

Pattadakal : Pattadakal (place for Chalukyas Coronation), the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Karnataka in Southern India, who built the temples in the 7th and 8th centuries. There are ten temples including a Jain sanctuary surrounded by numerous small shrines and plinths. Four temples were built in Chalukya Dravidian style, four in Nagara style of Northern India and the Papanatha temple in mixed style.                                                           (Deepika)

Pattadakal : Pattadakal (place for Chalukyas Coronation), the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Karnataka in Southern India, who built the temples in the 7th and 8th centuries. There are ten temples including a Jain sanctuary surrounded by numerous small shrines and plinths. Four temples were built in Chalukya Dravidian style, four in Nagara style of Northern India and the Papanatha temple in mixed style. (Deepika)

"Maithun." (Loving Couple). Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, Dist. Bagalkot, Karnataka, India.  Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE.

"Maithun." (Loving Couple). Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, Dist. Bagalkot, Karnataka, India. Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE.

ಪಟ್ಟದ ಕಲ್ಲು, Pattada kallu, Karnataka was capital of Chalukya Dynasty between 6th to 8th Century. #ನಮ್ಮನಾಡುಕರುನಾಡು

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ಪಟ್ಟದ ಕಲ್ಲು, Pattada kallu, Karnataka was capital of Chalukya Dynasty between 6th to 8th Century. #ನಮ್ಮನಾಡುಕರುನಾಡು

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