Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Virupaksha temple, Pattadakal - Karnataka Tourism
Pattadakal is a small nice village, situated at the banks of the Malaprabha river, which is a tributary to the great river Krishna. This is on the world heritage map of UNESCO. It has a world of its own, a fantasy, dreamland word of mute stones, telling sotry. Its architecture. There are as many as ten temples worth admiring. Lokeswari or Virupaksha temple, delicately chiseled, rich in details is the glorious example of early Chalukyan art. It has running structure covering area of 76 meters by 36 meters. It narrates in stone the great episode from the immortal Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabaratha. Here on the earth stones speak and tell the story of past glory.