The Achyutaraya Temple was built in the 16th century by a high level official of the court of Achyutaraya and thus the name of the temple was given. This temple is the finest example of Vijayanagara architecture and is the last grandeur symbol before the fall of the empire.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Thiruvengalanatha. This is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex and the ruins of the market street sit between the two mountains of Matanga and Gandhamadana. Its location and the fact that it is in a little hidden location, this place is never too crowded. This is on the other hand a cherry on the cake as you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful trip to this beautiful place.
The main temple is situated between two rectangular courtyards lined with pillared verandahs. Most of these parts are in ruins. There are two ruins of huge pillars that presently give way to the main shrine here. When you walk towards the central court you will find a porch that was once dedicated to the Garuda Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The hall ahead spots some of the finest carved pillars. There are huge figures of guards, women and other idols all carved out of stone.
As you move west of the main temple you will find the twin temple structure dedicated to the goddess. The beautiful carvings here depict scenes from Krishna’s life. They show the Lord playing flute and many other people listening and also him in his infant stage and in a scene where he is giving blessings. The most striking feature of the temple is that from within this shrine you will find a tiny exit that leads to a large boulder on which there is a fierce avatar of the Goddess carved on it. This path further leads to the south of the Matanga Hill.
How to Reach Achyutaraya Temple
- The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
- The nearest railway station is Hospet.
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19.05% of people who visit Hampi include Achyutaraya Temple in their plan
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91.77% of people start their Achyutaraya Temple visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Achyutaraya Temple
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