What are Aihole Badami and Pattadakal famous for?
The temples at Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal are the largest, earliest group of monuments which comprehensively demonstrates the evolution in Hindu rock-cut and temple architecture in India.
Is Badami and Aihole same?
Not onlly Badami but also Aihole and Pattadkal have remarkable architecture. Aihole was the cradle of architecture. The design on which Indian Parliament was built has its orign in Aihole.
Who built Pattadakal and Aihole?
The Chalukyas of Badami
The Chalukyas of Badami were great builders as well as art-lovers. They built beautiful temples at Badami, Aihole and Pattadakallu. They developed a special style of sculpture called ‘The Chalukya Style’ in Indian architecture. Aihole was one of the cradles of temple architecture.
What is Aihole history?
Aihole was an early medieval era meeting place and a cradle for experimentation of Hindu arts, particularly temple architecture. The regional artisans and architects of Aihole region created prototypes of 16 types of free-standing temples and 4 types of rock-cut shrines to express in stone the theology of Hinduism.
Why is Pattadakal famous for?
Pattadakal, formerly known as Raktapura, is a small town in the Bagalkot district of north Karnataka, India. It is famous for its UNESCO world heritage site. Pattadakal region was settled in pre-historic times, as evidence by megalithic dolmens.
Who destroyed Pattadakal?
After the collapse of the Mughal Empire, Pattadakal came under the control of the Maratha Empire. It later changed hands, yet again, when Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan wrested control of it in late 18th century but would lose it when the British defeated Tipu Sultan and annexed the region.
Why is pattadakal famous?
Located on the banks of the Malaprabha River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a testament to the richness of Chalukyan architecture during the 7th and 8th centuries and is renowned for its intricately chiselled temples.
Who destroyed Badami temple?
Badami Fort A 2km trek from the main town, this fort is an untouched reflection of the vast South India history. Established and fortified by King Pulakeshi, the tower was destroyed by the Pallavas and remained in ruins for a really long while.
Why is Pattadakal famous?
Which God is Pattadakal?
There are 10 major temples in Pattadakal, all dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples contain elements of both South Indian (Dravidian) and North Indian (Nagara) styles of architecture. The timeless beauty and historical relevance of these temples saw them acquire the status of a world heritage site in 1987.
What is special about Pattadakal?
Pattadakal has temple architecture from Dravidian, Aryan and a mixture of both styles in its temple complex; probably making it the only one of its kind in India. There is a sculpture gallery maintained by Archeological Survey of India within the Pattadakal temple complex.
How the name came Aihole?
Legend has it that Lord Parasuram, after avenging the death of his father came down to the river Malaprabha and washed his blood-stained hands and battle axe. The blood and gore on the axe turned the river red. A woman saw this and screamed ‘Ayyo Hole’ or ‘Oh No Blood! ‘ in Kannada, hence the name Aihole.
Who is the founder of Badami Chalukyas?
Chalukyas of Badami The Chalukya dynasty was established by Pulakeshin I in 543. Pulakeshin I took Vatapi (modern Badami in Bagalkot district, Karnataka) under his control and made it his capital. Pulakeshin I and his descendants are referred to as “Chalukyas of Badami”.
Which is the famous temple in Pattadakal?
Virupaksha Temple (previously known as Lokesvara Temple) is the largest temple in Pattadakal and the most popular one among tourists. It was built by Queen Lokamahadevi in the 8th century to commemorate the victory of her husband Vikramaditya II over the Pallavas.