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Galaganatha Group, Aihole


Travellers on their trip to Aihole must visit Galaganatha Group of Temples.This cluster includes around 38 temples, located on the banks of River Malaprabha. The main temple of the group, called Galaganatha, dates back to the 8th century. It is home to an image of Lord Shiva and has a curvilinear shikhara as well as images of Ganga and Yamuna at the entry gate. The temple also has a hall, sanctum, an interior passage and Rekhanagara tower. However, it is only extant temple of the group, while most of the shrines of the cluster can only be seen in ruined state.

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