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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 in Hampi is one of the groups of monuments, which has been denominated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adorned with magnificent carvings and sculptures, the Virupaksha Temple in Hampi 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.

Architecture of Virupaksha Temple

The Virupaksha Temple built by Lakhan Dandesha under the ruler Deva Raya-2, stands as a fabled reminiscence of the Vijayanagara Empire. Formerly known as Pampapati Temple- a small shrine, the Virupaksha Temple was further bestowed with other structures that 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 the 9th and 10th centuries.

History and Origin of Virupaksha Temple

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. In the 9th century the Virupaksha Temple in Hampi was established with a simple complex later it was expanded and glorified by the Vijayanagar empire. 

Virupaksha - One of the Pattadakal Temples 

Virupaksha Temple in Hampi is among the many beautiful Pattadakal monuments. All the Pattadakal temples are known for their unique architecture which is a perfect blend of Northern and Southern architecture.

Festivals and Celebrations at Virupaksha Temple

Every year, thousands of devotees and history aficionados head to Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, to witness 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 fervor and pomp. Undertake a trip to Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka, and capture a sight of this glorious relic of Southern India.

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