DURGA TEMPLE

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Location : Aihole, Karnataka
Noted For : Sanctum
Attractions : Intricate Carvings From Hindu Mythology


Durga Temple, Aihole, KarnatakaThe Durga Temple located inside the fort in Aihole is notable for its semi-circular apse, elevated plinth and the gallery that encircles the sanctum.

Fascinating carvings of Chamundi Devi trampling the buffalo demon; Narasimha, the 'half-man-half-lion god'; the Ardhanari, half man and half woman deity; Mahishasura Mardini and many more sculptures can be seen here.

In the same complex, is the first model of an intricately carved lathe turned pillar.

HOW TO GET THERE
Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Bagalkot.

Road: Aihole is connected by road to: Pattadakal (17 kms), Badami (46 kms) Bangalore (438 kms).

WHERE TO STAY
Tourist Rest House, Aihole, Hungund Taluk.
Tourist Rest Houses of Tourism Department.



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