Bhuthanatha Temples


The Bhutanatha temples are between the 7t century and the 12th century. This is to the east of the Agsthya Lake located in Badami. On the east side of this lake you find the Bhutanatha Temple and to the North-east side you have the Mallikarjuna Temple.

These temples are built of the local sandstone and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of these temples is similar to the temples in South India. These temples glitter in the sun due to the sandstone used.

The Chalukyas, in the 7th century, built the inner shrine. Jain figures and different avatars of Lord Vishnu are carved at the back of the temple.