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Rudra Mahalay

Rudramal at Siddhapur is also known as Rudramahalaya was perhaps one of the earliest and largest Calukyan temples. It was first built by Mularaja in the 10th century, but perhaps reconstructed, according to a tradition by Siddharaja Jayasimha in the 12th century. It was a magnificent multi-storied Siva temple with 11 subsidiary shrines, dedicated to the EkadasaRudras. The mutilated fragments of this grand edifice reveal a few subsidiary shrines, a torana, two porches and four pillars of the kapili of the main temple, well carved colossal columns, massive architraves, and torana-arches. Rudra-mala was one of the largest and most sumptuously decorated religious monuments in India dating from the middle of the 12th century.

 

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