Photographer's Note

Carvings of Dwarapalaka (Guard) and others at the entrance of Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal. Amongst the group of 10 temples in the premises, this one is the only functioning temple. Pattadakal temples were built by Chalukya Rulers during various periods in their reign. These temples showcase a mix of architecture styles from all over India - Dravidian, Nagara and Vesara. Mallikarjuna Temple is a smaller version of the Virupaksha temple and was built by the Chalukya King, Vikramadiyta's second queen Trilokyamahadevi in 745. This temple is also was constructed by Rani Trilokyamahadevi to celebrate the victory (by Vikramaditya II) over the Pallavas.

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