The Pattadakal Dance Festival is an annual event organized by the Government of Karnataka in the month of January. Pattadakal is popular for a number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Out of these temples, about ten temples boast of both North Indian as well as South Indian architecture. The Pattadakal Dance Festival celebrates the glory of these beautiful temples. Renowned dancers from all over the country participate in this festival. Another major attraction of the Pattadakal Dance Festival is the craft mela.