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A must read – Sad Story of – Lad Khan Temple, Aihole, Karnataka.

This 1600 Yrs old beautiful Shiva Temple built by Chalukyas holds great significance in the History of India. 1/5

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When one sits to learn about Hindu temple architecture, this comes as one of the classic case studies of how Wooden Architecture is copied on to stones. 2/5
The roof of this temple contains stone rafters copied from wooden temples to protect the roof from wind & rain (If a temple is made of stone, it really does not need rafters). 3/5
But during 17th century, Lad Khan, a general of Adhil Shahi, camped in this temple during his military campaigns in the region & thus comes the name “Lad Khan”

They have just named it Lad Khan temple forgetting the great Chalukyas and to whom the temple is dedicated. 4/5
They could have simply named it after the Iconographical evidences as Shiva Temple or Vishnu Temple.

How will we justify the name when our kids ask - why is it named Lad Khan?
Just because he camped & plundered? 5/5
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