Temples of North Karnataka - Badami Region

Badami Region

1. Temples at Badami

Badami is in the Bagalkot District.

Badami known formerly as Vatapi was the ancient capital of the Chalukyas. This site has several temples. The Bhutanatha hill has 4 temples, with several beautiful bas reliefs. These cave temples date back to the 6th century. The Dattatreya temple goes back to the 12th century. The Mallikarjuna temple with a star shaped plan goes back to the 11th century.

Badami Cave Temples

Badami arrayed with most picturesque location is worth a visit site.

Badami is famous for its cave temples all hewn out of sand stone on the cliff of a hill.

The region is adorned with pristine blue lake, famous ancient temple shrines, museum and above all Hindu and Jain caves, carved out of Sandstone. The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu.

Agastya teertha reservoir thronged with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The Bhutanath temple that lend their name to the lake beneath the cave temples.

2. Temples at Aihole

Aihole is in the Southern portion of Bagalkot District.

More than 100 temples are located in Aihole. Hindu structural temples in Deccan originated here. The Durga temple is known for its apsidal plan, exquisite carvings and its pillared corridors. Much of the temples here date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. The second phase of temples here date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

3. Banashankari Temple at Banashankari near Badami

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