Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

#13 of 21 things to do in Hampi

One of the largest monolith statues in Hampi, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is an impressive sight to behold. You can locate this beauty on the southern side of the Hemakuta temple complex, sitting in a contemplative grace of its own. A large number of tourists come here to admire this stone sculpture which is also undisputedly considered as one of the most important places to visit in Hampi. This statue was commissioned during the rule of Krishnadevaraya, one of the respected rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. The temple along with this massive sculpture is an example of one of the finest form of architecture and craftsmanship of those days. They are formworks attained by chiseling out a stone and thus portraying the characteristics of Lord Narasimha for whom the temple was built. The mythological reasoning behind the statue supports two reasons for portraying Narasimha the way he is sculpted out of the granite stone. One of the theory suggests that this statue represents the Malola Narasimha form whereas the other theory behind the structure is the desire to show Narasimha is all his fierceness that is unmistakably expressed by the facial expression. The marvel of architecture supported with its historical relevance succeeds in showing the rich culture of the region.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple  trip