Aihole Cradle of Indian Architecture
Director : R.Bharathadri
Duration : 34 minutes 12 seconds
DVD Price : Rs.150/-
Produced by IGNCA
Today’s Aihoḷe is an over grown village in Bhagalkat District of Karnataka. Originally known as Ayyavola or Aryapur, it was the capital of Cāḷukyan dynasty through 6th to the 8th century AD. The oldest flat roofed Lad Khan temple, the flat roofed Kontagudi temple, dedicated to Śiva, the apsidal Durga temple, the northern style Śikhara temples of Huchimalli Gudi and Hucchappayya, the Meguti Jaina temple, seated on a hill, show the eclectic confluence of sectarian and aesthetic traditions at Aihole.