Virupaksha Temple

Pattadakal, Karnataka

Virupaksha and its "sister" temple, Mallikarjuna, were built c. 745 by two sisters, queens of Vikramaditya II (733-746). The two may be compared to see just how alike two temples can be. One difference is that Virupaksha's tower has a square top (see photo), while the top of Mallikarjuna is a dome.