Welcome to Pattadakal

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.

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Information About Pattadakal

Pattadakal is situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River. The city was earlier called Pattada Kisuvolal, which translates to ‘City of Crown Rubies’.  Pattadakal ("place of coronation") was considered a holy place, being where the Malprabha river turned northwards towards the Himalayas and the Kailasha mountan (uttara-vahini). As its name implies, it was used during the Chalukya dynasty for coronation ceremonies, such as that of Vinayaditya in the 7th century CE....

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The history of Pattadakal goes back to a time when it was called Kisuvolal, a valley of red soil. It even found a mention in Ptolemy’s Geography in the 2nd century CE. Presently Pattadakal is located in the district of Bagalkot, state

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