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Indian Architechture Through the Ages Introduction to Indian Architechture Architechtural Glossary Getting Around in India
 
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Monuments in Lakkundi
BRAHMA-JINALAYA BASTI
KASHIVISVANATHA TEMPLE
MANIKESVARA TEMPLE AND STEPPED TANK
 
The Chalukyas who wrested power from the Rashtrakutas (9th-10th centuries), made Kalyani their capital. Nothing remains of this city now. Most of the later-Chalukya temples are preserved in Lakkundi, 11 km from Gadag in the east. It is 24 km from Dambal and around 50 km from Kuknur. There are more than 15 Hindu and Jain temples in this town which was a prominent city a thousand years back. All the temples are made of green schist and the outer walls and entrances are very richly decorated. The shikhara is an in-between-style type and the parapet and the artistic division of the wall with pilasters is typical of the south-Indian style.
Naneshvara temple is a smaller replica of Kashi Visvanatha temple