Virupaksha temple in Hampi

Virupaksha Temple In Hampi, Karnataka

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About Virupaksha Temple in Hampi

Located in the state of Karnataka in Southern India, Virupaksha Temple is one of the group of monuments at Hampi, which has been denominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adorned with magnificent carvings and sculptures, the temple is surrounded with structures including a pillared walkway, courtyards, entrances, and smaller shrines reflecting its eminence as a site of pilgrimage and national prestige both in antiquity and present-time.

The Virupaksha Temple built by Lakhan Dandesha under the ruler Deva Raya-2, stands as a fabled reminiscence of the Vijayanagara Empire. Formerly knowns as Pampapati Temple- a small shrine, the Virupaksha Temple was further bestowed with other structures which turned it into a temple complex glorifying the patronage and power of Vijayanagara rulers. The Virupaksha temple architecture resembles a Dravidian architecture style, with engraved inscriptions dating back to 9th and 10th century.

Situated on the south bank of river Tungabhadra, the Virupaksha Temple, is devoted to Lord Shiva as the spouse of the local deity Pampa, who is associated with Tungabhadra river. Every year, thousands of devotees and history aficionados, head to Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, to witness to the exuberant revelry of the betrothal and marriage festivities of Virupaksha and Pampa devi held in December. The famous Chariot festival is another riveting fete which is celebrated with much fervour and pomp. Undertake a trip to Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka and capture a sight of this glorious relic of Southern India.

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    Lakkan Dandesha, a nayak of Vijaynagar Empire, built this temple during the 7th century.

     

    Visiting hours of Virupaksha Temple are from 9 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.

     

    Virupaksha Temple is approximately 353 kilometers from the city of Bangalore.

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