Incredible India: Pattadakal, Karnataka

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Pattadakal, Karnataka, South India is a UNESCO World Heritage site that contains a number of ancient monuments built during 7 – 9 CE. Ten important Temples built using both Dravidian (South Indian) and Nagara (North Indian) architectural styles – including a Jain Temple – survive today. These Temples were built by the Kings of Chalukya dynasty.  Sangameshvara Temple is the oldest and Virupaksha Temple is the largest, among the Temples located here. 7th CE Inscriptions in both Kannada and Sanskrit have been found on this site. More…

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