Temples in Pattadakal
The Temple is located in the city of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other names this place was known by were Kisuvolal meaning valley of red soil, Raktapura meaning city of red, and Pattada-Kisuvolal meaning red soil valley for coronation. The site, states Archaeological Survey of India, is mentioned in texts by Srivijaya and is referred to by Ptolemy as Petirgal in his Geography.
There are many famous temples in Pattadakal located in Karnataka. As it includes Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Sangameswara Temple, Galaganatha Temple, Kashi Visweshwara Temple, Jain Temple and many more pilgrimage sites to visit. Also, there is a famous festival Pattadakal Dance which is a various traditional dance and music forms of India like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana, and many others. To visit all these temples the best time is from October to March and July to September. Here you can also know about the Pattadakal temple's darshan and Aarti timings.