February 23, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.158: Statue of Ugra Narasimha, Hampi.

“Iconic Idol of Hampi.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
The statue of Ugra Narasimha at Hampi is one of the most iconic idols of Hampi. It is also one of the biggest monolithic idols of Hampi and is 6.7 metres tall. It is one of the finest examples of sculptures of the Vijayanagara Kingdom.

The idol of Narasimha represents the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his body is half human and half lion. He is seated on the coils of the sacred guardian snake with its seven hoods acting as a protective canopy covering his head. The statue has been severely damaged and its four arms are broken. The seated figure of his consort Lakshmi is also missing.

The statue was carved by a priest during the reign of Krishnadevaraya in 1528 AD.
Visited January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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