Constructed by Badami Chalukyas, the Papanatha Temple was built in 680 AD. This temple was built according to the Vesara style of architecture. It is the only temple that includes features of both south and north Indian architecture style. What make this temple more famous are the sculptures that were inspired from the scenes of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Papanatha Temple faces east and its sanctum is surrounded by pradakshinapatha. In the eastern half of the temple, a decorated image of Nandi is present. The temple is built on a base of five moldings and is decorated with images of animals and floral designs. Various episodes from Ramayana are depicted with the help of sculptures of different deities.
Tourists and devotees come here to view the beautiful temple and to seek lord’s blessings. The serene ambiance of this temple helps a person relax and feel free from all the worries and problems.