Kashi Vishwanatha Temple
#3 of 11 Places to Visit in Pattadakal
Distance (From Pattadadal Bus Stand): 0.4 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Inside Temple Complex, Beside Mallikarjuna Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 400 meters from Pattadakal Bus Stand, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple situated adjacent to Mallikarjuna Temple inside the temple complex is a wonderful 8th century temple built in Nagara style.
This is believed to be the last Hindu temple built in Pattadakal monuments. The temple has only sanctum and antarala left and the remaining parts are collapsed. The sanctum is supported by two pillars and has a Shivalinga carved out of black stone. The doorway of the sanctum has a carving of Garuda holding snakes. Bottom of the doorway has nice sculptures of female figures in different postures.
The pillars of the temple have nice carvings with great details. One of the pillars has a nicely engraved image of Siva-Parvathi marriage and another one with Krishna Leela from Bhagavatam. Other images on the pillars include Ravana lifting Kailasa, Lord Shiva chasing demo Tripurasura
There are also few pillar reliefs of men riding mythical animals. The ceiling has a large figure of Shiva & Parvathi with baby Skanda,. The ceiling relief is supported by large sculptures of animals. The dome of the sikhara is missing.
Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entrance: Rs. 10, Rs. 25 for camera.