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Sri Ugra Narasimha Swamy temple

Ugra Narasimha Statue in Hampi is a statue of Laxmi Narasimha. The statue is carved out of a single block of stone. This single stone structure of Lord Narasimha is a major tourist attraction in Hampi, a UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site and is considered to be an important monument among the entire group of monuments and relics at the site. The Ugra Narasimha Statue is located to the south of Hampi. The statue of Ugra Narasimha, Hampi is 6.7 meters in height. The Ugra Narasimha at Hampi is placed on the top of the Hemkunta Hills. Our team happen to visit one of the historic temples of Karnataka , Sri Ugra NarasimhaSwamy temple which is around 1 kilometer from the Maddur - Bangalore highway near Maddur. Here we bring out our visit experience. This temple is very unique of its kind. The history of this temple kept us mesmerized.It is believed during the end of Dwapara yuga , Arjuna wished to see Sri Krishna in Narasimha avatar darshan. But lord Krishna refused and in return lord Brahma established this idol. This idol is quite unique which has 8 hands and 3 eyes. These 8 hands depict the way Lord Narasimha killing Asura Hiranyakashyap. Also the idols of Soumya Nayaki , Narasimha Nayaki the wives of Lord Narasimha are present here. It is believed this temple lost its charm during the period of Hoysalas and then later got renovated. As saints used to visit the river nearby here before submitting their dutie’s , the river was also known as Kadamba River.      Book Now



Stone Chariot

The Stone Chariot in Hampi is an artistic marvel that is renowned for its exquisite architecture. The Stone Chariot is located within the Vittala Temple complex that is situated in the north eastern part of Hampi. The striking chariot is considered to be the most fascinating sculptural achievement of the Vijayanagara era. This stunning structure of Hampi has become one of the most famous symbols of Karnataka Tourism. The structure is a huge attraction for the tourists and is often considered by the visitors as the highlight of their Hampi trail. The Stone Chariot at Hampi is one of the three famous stone chariots in India. The other two chariots are situated in Konark (Odissa) and Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu).      Book Now


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