Saturday, 28 July 2012

239 IN - Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)

Brief Description

"Pattadakal, in Karnataka, represents the high point of an eclectic art which, in the 7th and 8th centuries under the Chalukya dynasty, achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India. An impressive series of nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain sanctuary, can be seen there. One masterpiece from the group stands out – the Temple of Virupaksha, built c. 740 by Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate her husband's victory over the kings from the South."


"位于卡纳塔克邦的帕塔达卡尔建筑群,代表了公元7世纪至8世纪遮娄其王朝时期折衷艺术的顶峰。这些折衷艺术建筑风格把印度南北方的 建筑形式综合协调。在那里可见到9座令人印象深刻的印度教庙宇和1座耆那教神殿。最为突出的维鲁巴克沙寺庙建于公元740年,是罗卡玛哈德维王后为纪念她 的丈夫战胜南方的国王们而建的。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of nagi from India

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