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Aihole is located in the Karnataka state of India. Travel to Aihole for a glorious tourism experience.


Location: Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India
Must See: Durga temple, Ladh Khan temple, Meguti Jain temple
Temperature: Max 41°C, Min 28°C (summer); Max 31°C, Min 20°C (winter)
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March
STD Codes: +91-8357
Languages: Kannada, Hindi and English

Durga Temple Aihole KarnatakaLocated on the banks of the Malaprabha River, the village of Aihole in Karnataka is a veritable mélange of ancient Hindu temple architecture. Hundreds of temple structures dot the serene surroundings of the village and the fields nearby. During the reign of the Chalukyas, Aihole was the first capital of the Chalukyan Empire. The name Aihole originated from a legend associated with the cult figure of Parashurama in Hindu mythology.

The cluster of temples in Aihole belongs to two ages, first in the 6th and 7th centuries and the second set of temples belonging to the 12th and 13th centuries. The prominent temple groups are the Kontigudi group and the Galaganatha group. The Kontigudi group is a set of three temples consisting of the Lad Khan temple, Huchiappayyagudi temple and the Huchiappayya math.

The Galaganatha group has nearly 30 temples scattered on the bank of the river Malaprabha. Galaganatha temples are characterized by a curvilinear shikhara above the Garba Griha and images of the deities of Ganga and Yamuna at the entrance to the shrine.

Devotees travel to this quaint village in large numbers. The magnificent temples of Aihole should be promoted in the media to tap their tourism potential.

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