The temples consist of three groups: Saiva, Vaishnav and Jain, almost all built in the 10th and 11th centuries.
A little later Ajayadeva, a Saiva king of Gujarat, is said to have raged against them with equal fury.
They are probably Dravidian by descent, though they are in religion Hindus of the Saiva sect.
Sammandha then gave the Jains a chance of escape by embracing the Saiva faith, to which some of them became converts.
Wherever he went, he preached the Saiva philosophy, and made converts.
The indications of Buddhism are, however, the prevailing subjects of the paintings, although some of them are Saiva.