Jyotirlinga Temple Complex
#13 of 17 Places to Visit in Aihole
Distance (From Aihole Bus Stand): 0.3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Towards Meguti Jain Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 300 meters from Aihole Bus Stand & Durga Temple Complex, Jyotirlinga Temples are a group of monuments in ruined state. It is situated on the way to Meguti Jain Temple.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the complex has several small to medium temples, most of them in ruined state. The complex also houses a large stepped temple tank. Several temples still have Shivalinga, though no active poojas are performed here.
The unique feature of this complex is a wonderful set of Nandi mandapas. The pillars of the mandapas are richly carved with images of different gods. There are several mandapas lined in different directions with images of Shiva, Ganesha, Karthikeya, Ardhanareeswara among others.
There are few small temples built in Phamsana style, probably constructed during Rashtrakutas rule of the region.
This temple is open till 6 PM.