Virupaksha Temple

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virupaksha temple hampi

Virupaksha Temple Hampi

Virupaksha Temple, also known as Pampapati Temple, is the heart of the Hampi Bazaar. As the old Hampi saying goes ‘All roads lead to Virupaksha Temple’.

virupaksha temple hampi

Virupaksha Temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

virupaksha temple hampi
Main Gopuram

The temple is dedicated to Virupaksha (Shiva) and his consort Pampa (a local deity).

virupaksha temple hampi
100-columned Hall

Lakshmi, the temple elephant, is a star attraction at the temple.

virupaksha temple hampi
Lakshmi blessing a toddler

The mandapa ceiling is covered with splendid paintings, divided into panels.

virupaksha temple hampi
Outside Krishnadevaraya’s coronation mandapa

virupaksha temple hampi
View from Hemakuta Hills

One Response to Virupaksha Temple

  1. yogi saraswat July 26, 2014 at 12:04 am #

    very interesting place and thanx to u for giving this post with nice pics .

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