Temple of Chandika Devi
Patanadevi is a historic and tourist place situated 18 km to the southwest from Chalisgaon, Maharashtra. This place is inside Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary and surrounded of high mountains of Sahyadri. It consists of Chandika Devi Temple and Hemadpanthi Mahadev Temple. In earlier days, this was a capital of an important Province called Patna (Vijjalgad) consitance. It was ruled by the former monarch at the state of the Yadav kings and their tributary. This capital city was 4–5 miles in length and width of the city at the time. City was surrounded by high mountain like walls and it was very beautiful because of the surrounding forest. In the surrounding forest there were different kind of fruit trees, and besides a highway. Water was supplied to the city by digging water tanks on the high part of the mountain. The city has been famous for trade, art, learning, traffic and temples since the Shalivahan Saka period due to its metal mines and various vegetation on the hills.
Akkatangi Temple and Asokan Inscription Emmethammanagundu
Siddapura is situated at a distance of 2 km west of Brahmagiri where a minor rock edict of Asoka is found. The Asokan inscription is engraved on a ledge, facing south amidst granite outcrops. It consists of 22 lines and is engraved on the peeling horizontal surface of the rock covering a space of 4.11 x 2.44 m. The edict refers to the place name Suvarnagiri from where it was issued through the prince (Aryaputra). It has a message issued by Devanampriya to the officers called Mahamatras stationed at Isila. The text of Siddapur edict is exactly similar to that of Brahmagiri. The place Isila is generally identified with Brahmagiri itself. The objective of the edict is to urge all classes of people to inculcate pious duties. The Akka Tangi temple, dedicated to Siva, was built by two sisters. It is a modest temple of 12th -13th century AD. Axially it comprises a garbhagriha, an ardhamandapa and a pillared mahamandapa with its entrance provided with kakshasana. On the austere adhisthana rise the plain wall and a flat roof.
Sri Vijayanarayana Temple, Gundlupet
The temple, dedicated to Narayana (Janardana) and situated within the fort, has been enlarged in stages at different times and is datable to circa 10th to 15th century AD. This granite temple has on plan a garbagriha, a sukanasi, a navaranga and a mandapa. The adhisthana in the region of navaranga has the usual mouldings over which rises the wall treated with slender pilasters. The original mukhamandapa appears to have had lateral entrances in the south and north now closed by another pillared ornate mandapa. The temple is known for the decorated ornate mandapa in front with beautiful pillars supporting the bracket figures and warriors on lions. The image (Vijayanarayana) is much smaller than those at Belur and Halebidu. There is a tradition that this god was also set up by Vishnuvardhana. The images of the paravasudeva temple, now in ruins, are also kept here. The temple also contains figures of anantha, garuda, vishvaksena, hanuman and a number of flowers.