Shivlinga

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
  • Address: Sacred Center Foot of Matanga Hill, Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka- 583239, India
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  • Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, River, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids

This is the largest monolithic Shivlinga in Hampi and is established in the Badavilinga Temple here. It is housed next to the statue of the fierce Narasimha in a chamber with a front opening. If you look into the idol closely you will find three eyes carved on it that depict the three eyes of Lord Shiva. Legends say that this idol was established by a peasant woman thus, derives the name ‘Badve’ which means poor in the local language.

The shrine in which the shivlinga is placed is always filled with water due to a water channel made through it. According to mythology, the River Ganga was brought from heaven to earth to quench a drought but its might caused a split in the earth. To stop the devastation Lord Shiva took the force into his matted hair and since then Ganga flows smoothly from his hair.

  • The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is Hospet.

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  • Shivlinga Address: Sacred Center Foot of Matanga Hill, Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka- 583239, India
  • Shivlinga Timing: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Shivlinga Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shivlinga(preferred time): 07:00 am - 12:55 pm
  • Time required to visit Shivlinga: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 30.4% of people who visit Hampi include Shivlinga in their plan

  • 87.88% of people start their Shivlinga visit around 07 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shivlinga

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shivlinga

People normally club together Bellary Fort and Daroji Bear Sanctuary while planning their visit to Shivlinga.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures