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<strong>Part 1</strong>

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<strong>Part 2: Patta"akal 'emple (omple):% *+,-(. /orl" 0ertage -te</strong>
<strong>1eachng Patta"akal:</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">%fter vstng the fort an" the caves of $a"am n the earl2 mornng4 5
starte" m2 3o&rne2 towar"s Patta"akal4 whch s 3&st 22 kms awa2 from $a"am. 5 was not havng
more nformaton abo&t Patta"akal. 5 3&st knew that there are some temples whch are cover &n"er
*+,-(. /orl" 0ertage -tes.P&blc transport s not fre6&ent on $a"am!Patta"akal!%hole
stretch. 7o& have to wat for 80 mns to an ho&r to catch a p&blc b&s4 sometmes ma2 be &pto two
ho&rs. 'o&rsts manl2 prefer to travel b2 ther own transport on ths ro&te4 b&t as a b&"get traveler4
2o& ha" to rel2 on the p&blc transport. 5 got a b&s from $a"am to Patta"akal after 80 mn&tes wat
an" reach there wthn an ho&r. 'he palm trees en!ro&te were sprea" all aro&n" an" remn"e" 2o& a
vllage of kerala4 tho&gh not as bea&tf&l as those are.</p>
9capton "="attachment#6:1" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton=",n!ro&te $a"am!
Patta"akal";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2?1.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:1"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2?1.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#6:?" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Balprabha 1vers"e";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>6.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:?" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>6.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">Crst mpresson of Patta"akal seeme" lke a small4 &n"er"evelope"
r&ral settlement4 b&t stll t s the home of one of /orl" 0ertage -te. 'he vllage s st&ate" on the
bank of Balprabha 1ver.'hs place reache" ts pnnacle of glor2 &n"er the (hal&k2as from the
seventh to the nnth cent&res f&nctonng as a ro2al commemoratve ste. 'he gro&p of abo&t nne
temples4 s&rro&n"e" b2 n&mero&s mnor shrnes an" plnths4 represents the clma) of earl2 /estern
(hal&k2an %rchtect&re. Dng Ekrama"t2a 55 F>8A ! >A? %=G an" hs art lovng 6&eens
Hokmaha"ev an" 'ralk2amaha"ev4 bro&ght sc&lptors from Danchp&ram to create fantases n
stone n Patta"akal .</p>
9capton "="attachment#6:6" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Balprabha 1ver";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8<0.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:6" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8<0.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#6:A" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Balprabha 1ver";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>A.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:A" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>A.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">5 left the b&s 3&st o&ts"e the temple comple)4 bo&ght a tcket
F1s.20/!G an" went ns"e a w"esprea" temple comple).</p>
<strong>Patta"akal 'emple (omple):</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">5t has a set of nne temples b&lt almost n a sngle fle4 showng the
archtectsI "esre for e)permentng n varo&s st2les.Patta"akal represents the c&lmnaton of earl2
(hal2k2an art. Co&r of the temples here are n the so&th 5n"an =rav"an archtect&ral st2le whle
fo&r are n the north 5n"an +agara st2le whle Papanatha temple e)hbts a h2br" st2le.</p>
9capton "="attachment#6:>" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Patta"akal 'emple
(omple)";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2??.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:>"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2??.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#6:<" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="'emple (omple)";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>8.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6:<" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>8.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<strong>Er&paksha 'emple</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">'he Er&paksha temple4 the most bea&tf&l of all temples4 were b&lt
b2 the 6&een of Ekarama"t2a 55 to commemorate the vctor2 of the (hal&k2as over the Pallavas.
%s the Er&paksha temple was b&lt b2 J&een Hokamaha"ev4 t was orgnall2 calle" Hokeshwara.
'he temple s rch n sc&lpt&re lke those of Hngo"bhava4 +atara3a4 1avanan&graha KampL
*granarasmha. $&lt n the so&thern =rav"a st2le4 t s the largest temple n the enclos&re. /hle
the Dalasanatha temple of Danch serve" as a mo"el for ths temple Fgven the nteracton between
the (hal&k2as an" the PallavasG4 ths temple serve" as the mo"el for the ,llora Dalasanatha temple
b&lt b2 the 1ashtrakootas.</p>
9capton "="attachment#6::" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Er&paksha 'emple wth
Ector2 Pllar";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</Er&k.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!6::"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</Er&k.3pg" alt="" w"th="600"
heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>00" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="+an" Ban"apa n front
of Er&paksha 'emple";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>810.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>00"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>810.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>01" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Pllar =etals: -cenes
from Bahabharata. 'he m""le panel shows $hshma on a be" of arrows.";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>821.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>01" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>821.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>02" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Pllar =etals: -cenes
from 1ama2ana wth nscrptons between the rows.";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>82A.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>02"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>82A.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A<:" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>08" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="% close vew of
Er&paksha 'emple";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>860.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>08"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>860.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<strong>-angameshvara 'emple</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">Perhaps the ol"est temple n Patta"akal4 t was b&lt b2 Dng
E3a2a"t2a F 6:6!>88 %=G an" was calle" E3a2ewara after hm. +ow calle" -angameshwara4 the
temple s b&lt n =rav"an st2le an" conssts of a sanct&m4 nner passage KampL a hall. 'here are
sc&lpt&res on the o&ter wall lke those of *granarasmha an" +atara3a.</p>
9capton "="attachment#>0A" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="-angameshvara
'emple";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2<:.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>0A"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2<:.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<strong>Ballkar3&na 'emple</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">$&lt b2 'ralok2amaha"ev4 the 6&een of Ekrama"t2a 55 F>8A!
>A?%=G4 t was orgnall2 calle" 'ralokeshwara 'emple. 5t s smlar to the Er&paksha 'emple b&t
smaller n s@e. 'he celng has panels of Ma3alakshm an" +atara3a wth Parvath. Pllars n the
temple "epct the brth an" lfe of Drshna. 'here are sc&lpt&res of Bahshas&ramar"n Fver2
smlar to the one n Bamallap&ramG an" *granarasmha.</p>
9capton "="attachment#>06" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Ballkar3&na 'emple";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>882.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>06" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>882.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<strong>Malaganath 'emple</strong>
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">$&lt of san"stone4 the tower s n the northern "1ekhanagara" st2le.
'he temple was probabl2 never complete". 5t contans a bea&tf&l sc&lpt&re of -hva n the act of
kllng the %n"hakas&ra.</p>
9capton "="attachment#>0>" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Malaganath 'emple";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</Malganatha.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>0>" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</Malganatha.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">.ther temples of Patta"akal (omple) ncl&"e Dashvsvanatha
'emple4 Da"as""hesvara an" Namb&lngeswaraI 'emples an" Papanatha 'emple.</p>
9capton "="attachment#>18" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Dash Eshweshwar
'emple";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>86A.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>18"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>86A.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght=">:8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>1A" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="%nother vew";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>86<.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>1A" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>86<.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght=">:8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>0<" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="% vew of temples";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>268.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>0<" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>268.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>0:" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="% gro&p of temples";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2<8.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>0:" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2<8.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>10" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="% wall pct&re";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2>?.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>10" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2>?.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>11" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="% temple wall";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>80>.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>11" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>80>.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>12" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="O'emple (omple)";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2>6.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>12" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2>6.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>1?" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="O'emple (omple)";<a
href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2:6.3pg"><mg
class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>1?" src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>2:6.3pg" alt="" w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
9capton "="attachment#>16" algn="algncenter" w"th="600" capton="Patta"akal 'emple
(omple)";<a href="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!
content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>2.3pg"><mg class="s@e!f&ll wp!mage!>16"
src="http://www.solobackpacker.com/wp!content/&ploa"s/2011/0</=-(0>8>2.3pg" alt=""
w"th="600" heght="A?8" /></a>9/capton;
<p st2le="te)t!algn: 3&stf2">%fter spen"ng nearl2 2 ho&rs n Patta"akal4 5 wante" to move to m2
ne)t "estnaton %hole4 b&t the problem of transport ha&nte" me at least for one ho&r. 'here were
no "rect p&blc transport avalable to %hole. Cnall2 after watng abo&t an ho&r4 5 got an a&to to
%hole4 a "estnaton 5 have never rea" before4 nether n hstor2 books nor n geograph2 books.</p>