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 is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temple is dedicated to Virupaksha (Shiva) and his consort Pampa (a local deity).
Lakshmi, the temple elephant, is a star attraction at the temple.
Lakshmi blessing a toddler
The mandapa ceiling is covered with splendid paintings, divided into panels.
Outside Krishnadevaraya’s coronation mandapa
View from Hemakuta Hills