Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aihole Temple, Karnataka Tourism

Aihole Temple

During 6th and 7th century A.D. capital of Chalukya kings is today knows as cradle of Hindu temple architecture. Today Aihole is a small village, which carries in its heart two centuries of Indian history. There are nearly 100 temples scattered all over Aihole. Oldest is perhaps Ladkhan temple, originally a royal assembly hall.
The Meguti temple the Konti Gudi temple, the Durga temple and Huchimalli temple are among the most prominent temples of Aihole. The Durga temple has a unique semi-circular apse and a complete portico. It has a marvelous carvings of Chamundi Devi trampling the buffalo demon the Ardhanariswara – half female-half male deity, the Mahishasura Mardini etc.

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