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Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka


Mahakuta group of temples in Karnataka.


  • The Mahakuta group of temples is located in Mahakuta, a village in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka state, India. It is an important place of worship for Hindus and the location of a well-known Shaiva monastery.


  • The temples are dated to the 6th or 7th century CE and were constructed by the early kings of the Chalukya dynasty of Badami.


  • The dating of the temples is based on the style of architecture which is similar to that of the temples in nearby Aihole and the information in two notable inscriptions in the complex: the Mahakuta Pillar inscription dated between 595–602 CE (written in the Sanskrit language and Kannada script); and an inscription of Vinapoti, a concubine of king Vijayaditya, dated between 696–733 CE and written in the Kannada language and script.


Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka



Mahakuta Group Of Temples, Karnataka