ShivlingaCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Sacred Center Foot of Matanga Hill, Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka- 583239, India
- Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, River, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids
About Shivlinga, Hampi
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.
How To reach Shivlinga by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
- The nearest railway station is Hospet.
Restaurants Near Shivlinga
- Mango Tree Restaurant
- Laughing Buddha
- Shesh Besh Restaurant
- Golden paradise
- Gouthami Restaurant
- All Tribes Cafe
- Gopi Rooftop Restaurant
- The Goan Corner
- Geetha Riverview Restaurant
- Shiv Moon Restaurant
- Mayura Bhuvaneshwari
- Prinsey Restaurant
- Sri Krishna Hotel
- Savaji Restaurant
- Karavari Cafe Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shivlinga
66.2% of people who visit Hampi include Shivlinga in their plan
5 PM - 6 PM
40.73% of people start their Shivlinga visit around 5 PM - 6 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shivlinga
83.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shivlinga