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Parudkul [Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal.]

Parudkul [Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal.]

Photographer: Biggs, Thomas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Photo 208/(19)

Item number: 20819

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mallikarjuna Temple at Pattadakal, taken by Thomas Biggs in 1855. Together with Badami and Aihole, Paddatakal was one of the capitals of the Early Chalukya rulers, a powerful dynasty which ruled the Deccan from the 6th century. The site was used for the coronation ceremonies of its rulers. The temples at this site are grouped together and face the east. The Mallikarjuna Temple was erected around 745 during the early Chalukya period and consists of a sanctuary surrounded by an ambulatory passage which opens onto a large columned hall with three porches. The outer walls are decorated with sculptured panels and carved windows. The temple has a hemispherical superstructure with horse-shoe-shaped frontal projections framing images of dancing Shiva.

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