Kan: ಪಟ್ಟದ್ಕಲ್ಲು  paṭṭadkallu

 ‘Coronation Stone’ [Raktapura]

From Skt: paṭṭa ‘crown’, ‘band’, ‘ribbon’; Kan: kal/kallu, ‘stone’.

Pattadakal is a complex of exquisitely crafted 7-8thC Hindu and Jain temples.

It is the artistic and spiritual legacy, with neighboring Badami and Aihole, of the 6-12thC Chalukyan dynasty which ruled large tracts of central and southern India.

It had only a small resident population and was used for royal functions and festivities. Rumour has it that the Chalukyan monarchs were crowned here.


Pattadakal Temple Complex

Pattadakal Temple Complex      Shivajidesai29