#9 of 17 Places to Visit in Aihole
Distance (From Aihole Bus Stand): 0.2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Inside Durga Temple Complex
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 200 meters from Aihole Bus Stand and 100 meters south of Durga Temple, Goudaragudi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Aihole assigned to 5th century. It is situated beside Ladkhan Temple.
This temple is built in Madapa style on an elevated platform, few feet below the ground level of remaining temples. Dedicated to Mahalakshmi or Bhagavathi, the temple has a verandah supported by 16 pillars with slanting roof. The sanctum has circumambulatory path for pradakshinas. There are beautiful carvings of kalasha along the outer wall of the temple.
The entrance of the garbhagriha has image of Garuda and Gajalakshmi with four elephants above. The roof has a square platform, larger than the one seen on top of Ladkhan temple without any image.
Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entrance: Rs. 5, Rs. 25 for camera.