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AIHOLE - DURGA DEVALAYA
frame detains and every curve of gesture of the icons raise hands in
obeisance. That is the gloty of the sculptors and the refined taste of the builders. The
temple design of semi circular apse seems the dominating craze of the day and hence given liberal patronage. The Mother's
icon trampling the buffalo demon is undoubtedly a superb specimen
of the artistry of the day. The Ladkhan temple housing several exquisite
pieces-the sweet poems in black stone are its star attraction. No visitor feels
going home without worshiping the august deities since each piece either in
fallen or well kept state exacts soulful veneration. That is the splendour of
this rgion, glory of the builders and benignity of the archamurtis. A miss not
treasure, worth a reverent visit again and again.
It lies 46 km off
Bijpur and 19km from Pattadakkal, accessible by bus.