Located towards the north of Virupaksha Temple, Galaganath Temple, built in the early 8th century, features a sculpture of Lord Shiva killing the demon ‘Andhakasura’. There is a Shukanasa, Navaranga and a Shiva Linga within the premises of the temple. The temple also has various small idols of Kubera and Gajalakshmi.
Located on the Pattadakal-Badami Road, Jain Temple, built by Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta in typical Dravidian style, comprises of Hindu idols and exquisite structures dating back to the 9th century. The temple is believed to have been built by King Amoghavarsha or his son Krishna II.
One of the biggest and grandest temples dating back to 8th century, Virupaksha Temple, located in Pattadakal, was built by Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate the victory of her husband over Pallavas. In terms of architecture, the temple is akin to the famous Kailasanatha Temple located at Kanchi. The beautiful carvings on the pillars of the temple depict various events from Puranas. The temple has the ancient idols of Hindu gods such as Lingodhbhava, Ravananugraha, Ugranarasimha and Nataraja.
Built by Trailokyamahadevi, the second wife of King Vikramaditya, in the 7th century, Mallikarjuna Temple is akin to Virupaksha Temple in terms of style and appearance but comparatively smaller. The temple is located adjacent to the Virupaksha Temple and is known for exquisitely carved images on its walls and pillars.
Located on the southern end of Virupaksha region, Papanatha Temple was constructed by Badami Chalukyas and dates back to 680 AD. The idols of Nandi and Virabhadra are located next to the entrance of the inner hall. The temple walls are decorated with the exquisite carvings of females and couples.