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Badami: Agatsya Lake – Bhuthanatha Temple on the eastern shore


Bhuthanatha Temple on the eastern shore
The image shows a view of the Bhuthanatha Temple on the eastern shores of the Agastya Lake located in Badami, Karnataka. This picture was taken from Cave – 4 of the Badami caves, a cluster of four caves carved out of southern red sandstone hills.

During the monsoon season, the water level reaches up to the temple platform. As you can see from the image, the water receded and the near-end of the image shows the dried-up lake bed.

The temple is dedicated to Bhuthanatha, a form of Shiva, and dated to the 8th century CE. The temple underwent modifications in the later Chalukya period.

Related Images
Lower Shivalaya – Located just below Upper Shivalaya and to the east of Malegitti Shivalaya
Upper Shivalaya
Yellamma Temple – Located on the west side of the Agastya Lake
Agatsya Lake – A view from the Badami caves

Related Pages
Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4
Durga Temple at Aihole

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