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Siva Temples In Karnataka
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Among the cluster of temples dedicated to Saiva, Vaishnava, Sakteya and Jain gods in Pattadakal, Siva Devalayas form majority. The names such as Virupaksha, Sangameswara, Mallikarjuna refer to only Siva and the architectural grandeur seems vying with rare sculpture that lifts the souls of both theists and tourists. The Chalukyan kings gave a Midas touch to otherwise rugged, shapeless gold-rust sand stone cliffs and converted them into places of worship of great renown. The spiritual wealth exuding from every inch of this unique kshetra is beyond the power of description, though history eulogised it in inane phraseology. The Sangameswara temple is deemed to be the best specimen of the early Chalukyan sculptural art. One can observe a harmonous blend of Rekha Nagara styles. .

In these Saiva devalayas Saivagama, worship was offered. At present prayers are offered in Sangameswara and Virupaksha Devalayas regularly with great favour. It is a gift by Paschima Chalukyas to the nation. It is here their coronation used to be held.

It lies on the bank of Malaprabha and is accessible from Badami town by four wheelers.

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