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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Group of Monuments at Pattadakal is a World Heritage Site in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a collection of ruins representing the earliest experiment in the vesara style of Hindu temple architecture.


Mallikarjuna and Kashivishwanatha Temples at Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
Mallikarjuna and Kashivishwanatha Temples at Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
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The monuments at Pattadakal were erected in the 8th century AD. During that time, Pattadakal was the capital of the southern Indian kingdom of Chalukya. The temples exhibit both Dravidian (southern) and Nagara (northern, Indo-Aryan) architectural styles. They include four temples in the Dravidian style, four in the Nagara style, and one, the Papanatha Temple, in mixed style.

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 7 - 11 December, 1987.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N15 56 53.988 E75 49 0.012
Inscription Year: 1987
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

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