While Karnataka is lavished with abundant numbers of historical sites, monuments, and majestic temples. There is a magnificent place called Bagalkot district in Karnataka that is famous for Badami cave temples. These cave temples are made out of sandstone from hill cliffs. These cave temples are listed as the oldest temples of India. Dated back to the 6th to 16th centuries, these temples were built in the Chalukya Dynasty.
Formerly known as Vatapi, the Badami cave temples are grouped into four sections and can be seen with Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Encrypted in Dravidian language, you will get insights into gone year’s social structure. While it is one of the world-famous destinations, it’ll be great to explore the destination with your family and of course! It’s a history buff’s destination, they would understand, right?
Let’s get into the Badami Cave Temples Complex.
Originally built in Dravidian Style, now can be seen more in Vijaynagar architecture style. Here, people worship the goddess Shakambhari which is the incarnation of Parvati. You will also get to see another beautiful element around it such as Victory Tower. Here, you will love to explore the gigantic boat festivals, the magnificent Rath Yatra, and many other things.
Situated at Agastya Lake, the museum is the preservation of the oldest Dravidian sculpture. It is an open-air museum. Here, you will come across several collections of sculptures such as Lajja Gauri, Kalaimurthy, Tripurantaka Shiva, and Bhairavi. Other scriptures are of different animals mainly lions and elephants.
These are the hilltop ruins, situated in Badami from the 6th and 7th centuries. While you will get to see the abundant granaries, you will also notice the Malegitti Shiva is considered as one of the ancient Shiva Temples. It is yet another ruin from the Chalukya Dynasty and ruled by Pulakeshi.
This temple is a cluster of temples that are made out of sandstone. It is mostly known for two major temples Bhootnath Temple and Mallikarjuna Temple which are dated back 7th and 11th centuries respectively. The Bhootnath Temple is mainly structured in Dravidian architecture and the Mallikarjuna Temple has also got glimpses of southern architecture.
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So, when are you going to plan for this amazing place?
Your curiosity must have raised for sure, right? If you are going to plan for Badami Trip, it’s important to know that what’s the right time to plan. Rightly so, the weather of Badami. It is advisable to visit the place during the winter months that adds beauty to the site. Also, it will be convenient for you to enjoy fully in such pleasant weather conditions.