Galaganatha Temple


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Distance (From Pattadadal Bus Stand): 0.3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: Inside Pattadakal Temple Complex

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 300 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Galaganatha Temple situated ahead of Sangameshwara Temple inside the temple complex is a beautiful temple constructed in the beginning of 8th century.

Constructed in Nagara style with a large sikhara, only the sanctum and circular path around the sanctum exist today and the rangamandapa and mukhamandapa of otherwise a wonderfully built large temple, are collapsed. Also, part of the sukanasi is collapsed and the circular path has a slanting roof. The doorway has an image of Lord Shiva in dancing posture. The sanctum has a shiva linga, but no active poojas are done here. The exterior walls of sanctum have six square boxes with miniature figures of scenes from Panchatantra.

The circular path has large lattice windows on two sides. Exterior of the window on southern side has a beautifully carved large image of Lord Shiva with 8 hands killing a demon.

The architecture of the temple is resemblance of Sangameswara Temple at Alampur in Telangana State.

Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Complex Entrance: Rs. 10, Rs. 25 for camera.