At Pattadakal there are many temples. The most important monument here,the Lokeshwari or Virupaksha Temple, is a huge structure with sculptures that narrate episodes from the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The other main temple is Mallikarjuna. It has sculptures which tell a different story from Bhagavad Gita. The old Jain temple with its two stone elephants about a km from the centre is also worth visiting.