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“Great sculptures of 8th century” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
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Owner description: This UNESCO World Heritage site includes Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshvara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Kashivisvanatha Temple, Kadasiddhesvara and Jambulingeswara' temples, Galganatha temple, Jain Temple, Papanatha temple and Museum of the Plains and Sculpture gallery.
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“Great sculptures of 8th century”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2009

Temples at Pattadakal are an excellent sample of Indian sculptures of 8th century. Sponsored by Chalukya kings for construcution, they are a group of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in many forms. One of the main temples is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Lord Shiva. Each temple has intricate carvings in various stages. Probably because Chalukyas were Vaishnavaites, the carvings also has many forms of Vishnu includng Dashavatars.
The temples are restored and maintained in a excellent way. They reminded me of temples of Angkor Wat although much smaller in size.
Road to reach Pattadakal needs to improve a lot. It was probably washed away in the recent floods in that area. Absence of any restaurant (of whatever type) in the radius of 10km is surprising to say the least since this is a world heritage site.

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