Mallikarjuna Temple Complex
#5 of 17 Places to Visit in Aihole
Distance (From Aihole Bus Stand): 0.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Towards Meguti Temple, After Jyotirlinga Temples
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of about 500 meters from Aihole Bus Stand & Durga Temple Complex, Mallikarjuna Temples are a group of temples situated on the way to Meguti Jain Temple past Jyotirlinga Temple Complex.
The complex has several temples build in different styles ranging from small to medium. Some of these temples are preserved while a majority of them are still in ruins. Excavation and restoration work is going on for several temples.
The complex features few unique structures. One of the Phamsana style temples built on an elevated platform has a roof sliding down through the sikhara to entrance. One temple with collapsed sikhara has a small mukhamandapa which is closed on one side. The mukhamandapa and rangamandapa of the temple are separated by lattice design windows.
There is a wonderfully built gateway in the center of the complex. There are also several large pillars scattered around the complex. The complex also comprises a large stepped temple tank in great condition.
The complex is open till 6 PM.