February 24, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.159: Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka.

“Main Temple of Hampi.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
The Virupaksha Temple is the main temple of Hampi, situated very close to the Hampi Bazaar on the south bank of the Tungabhadra River. It is a live temple in the sense that worship and prayers are still carried out inside the temple, in contrast to the other monuments of Hampi.

The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be functioning since the 7th century AD. Other shrines have been added around the main sanctum, principal among these being the sub shrines of Goddess Pampa and Bhuvaneshwari, consorts of Lord Shiva.

Around the temple area is the parking lot where you can hire auto-rickshaws and guides for Hampi. There is also a tourist office where you can buy guide books and maps of Hampi. One has to be careful of the aggressive langur monkeys in the temple complex, especially if you have edible items like bananas. Lakshmi, the temple elephant blesses you when you give her a banana or money.
Visited January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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