Temples in Badami
The Bhutanatha group of temples are 7th to 12th century Hindu temples to the east of Agastya lake in Badami, Karnataka state, India. It consists of two subgroups – one called the East Bhutanatha group or Bhutanatha main group from 7th to 8th-century mostly in the Dravida architecture style; the other called the North Bhutanatha group or Mallikarjuna group from 11th to 12th-century mostly in the Nagara architecture. The former illustrates the Badami Chalukya architects, the latter along with the nearby Yellamma temple the Kalyani Chalukya architects
Upper Shri Shivalaya Gudi
Badami Shivalaya refers to one of three 6th to 8th-century CE Hindu temples in Badami, Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. They illustrate the early Chalukya style, and are among the better preserved illustrations of Dravida Hindu architecture. They are close to the Badami cave temples and other structural temples near Agasthya lake, but the Badami Shivalyas are located near or on top of different hillocks. These include the Upper Shivalaya , Lower Shivalaya and the better preserved Mallegitti Sivalaya found to the north of the Badami town. These temples include Shiva, Vishnu and Devi-related artwork, as well as depict legends from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Built by the later Chalukyas in the 11th century CE, this small but beautiful temple is on an ancient dam on the western end of the Agastya Lake in Badami, Karnataka, India. This picture was taken from Cave – 2 of the Badami caves, a cluster of four caves carved out of southern red sandstone hills. The Dravidian-style 11th century shrine has steep steps on all four sides.
The Badami cave temples are a complex of Hindu and Jain cave temples located in Badami, a town in the Bagalkot district in northern part of Karnataka, India. The caves are important examples of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya architecture, and the earliest date from the 6th century. Badami caves were built by using sandstone available on the hills in the town. The caves have entrance, a mukha mandapa or veranda, a hall, and a small shrine or grarbha griha. The veranada is supported by a series of columns and brackets. The caves were built on the basis of Nagara and Dravida architecture.
Badami situated in the northern part of Karnataka famous for its rich history and architecture. The town is a Part of the government scheme 'HRIDAY' known for its beautiful heritage and temples in Badami including Badami Cave Temples, Bhutanatha Temple, Upper Shri Shivalaya Gudi and Yellamma Temple. Devotees and tourists mostly visit Badami from the month of July to March to explore Badami Temples and Festivals like Virupaksha Temple Car Festival and Mallikarjuna Temple Festival are worth visiting. Know more about temple arti, darshan timings and much more at Yatradham.org.