Pattadakal Jain Narayana Temple

Posted: 25.11.2010
Updated on: 10.09.2012


Jain Narayana Temple at Pattadakal

Pattadakal (Kannada: ಪಟ್ಟದ್ಕಲ್ಲು) lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district of North Karnataka region. It is 22 km from Badami and about 10 km from Aihole.

  • The group of 8th century CE monuments in Pattadakal are the culmination of the earliest experiments in the vesara style of Hindu temple architecture. They were designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. The town displays both Dravidian (Southern) and the Nagara (Northern, Indo-Aryan) styles of temple architecture.
  • The Jain temple, located on the Pattadakal-Badami Road, is built in the Dravidian style by the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta. It has some very beautiful sculptures and probably dates from the 9th century and was built by either King Amoghavarsha I or his son Krishna II.


Jain Narayana Temple



Year of construction:

9th century CE

Dedicated to:

probably Parshvanath

Jain Narayana Temple, Pattadakal (Karnataka), India

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