Pattadakal is located in Karnataka, 22 km. from Badami and 514 km from Bangalore. It was also known as Kisuvolal `Red City ', because the sandstone from which the local buildings were built has a reddish color . The temples of Pattadakal are the culmination of the art of the early Chalukya (Chalykya). Pattadakal was the second capital of Chalukya after Badami, it was rather a ceremonial center, where the rulers were married and celebrated significant events.