Statue Of Ugra Narasimha, HampiCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids
About Statue Of Ugra Narasimha, Hampi
The Ugra Narasimha Statue is the largest statue in Hampi that is situated in the Lakshminarasimha Temple complex. Here, the Lord Narasimha who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu and is a depiction of half man and half lion is sitting in the coil of a giant seven headed snake known as the Shesha Naga. The heads of the snake acts as a hood over the lord. He sits here in a cross legged yogic posture with a belt supporting his knees.
The Narasimha is one of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and as the name of the statue says this is in a fierce form. The statue is huge with protruding eyes and teeth. The original statue had an idol of Goddess Lakshmi the consort of the God sitting on his lap. Due to the invasions, this statue is missing and is probably lying into pieces. What remains is only the hand of the lakshmi statue embracing the Narasimha’s shoulder.
How To reach Statue Of Ugra Narasimha by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
- The nearest railway station is Hospet.
Restaurants Near Statue Of Ugra Narasimha
- 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 Statue Of Ugra Narasimha
95% of people who visit Hampi include Statue Of Ugra Narasimha in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
40.02% of people start their Statue Of Ugra Narasimha visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Statue Of Ugra Narasimha
54.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Statue Of Ugra Narasimha
Statue Of Ugra Narasimha, Hampi Reviews
Statue of Ugra Narasimha looks superb. Statue has got a great architecture which is amazing for photography. No prayers are offered as Hindu tradition does not allow worshiping of damaged idols. The magnificent sculpture vouches for the rich artistic heritage of India.
South of the Krishna temple's exterior are two adjacent shrines, one containing the largest monolithic Shiva Linga and the other with the largest monolithic Yoga-Narasimha avatar of Vishnu in Hampi. South of this is the shrine for a 6.7 metres (22 ft)-high Narasimha—the man-lion avatar of Vishnu—seated in a yoga position. The Narasimha monolith originally had goddess Lakshmi with him, but it shows signs of extensive damage and a carbon-stained floor—evidence of attempts to burn the shrine down. The statue has been cleaned and parts of the shrine have been restored.
Its just superb and cool place to spend some nice time..Although the idol is demolished a bit but a must visit place just to see the architecture of hampi. behind this temple water flows where u can play for while.
Had been to this temple in Hampi, Karnataka while I was on my architectural study tour. The temple has a very interesting and amusing idol of Narasimha and it was a must, to click a picture with it! Personally it was real fun and enjoyable to visit. Also the nearby landscape and rocky areas have been very well maintained adding to the great experience!
Amazing monolithic carving of Lord Narasimha. It's a massive structure but clearly shows the lack of investment from the archeology department to preserve these heritage monuments. As per myth Lord Narasimha is accompanied by goddess Lakshmi on his left lap but this structure is destroyed in this aspect the carving of goddess Lakshmi is missing. There is no over head roof to protect the monument from sunlight and rain.