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Address: Hampi, India

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8th century temple

Virupaksha temple is one of the landmarks of the prosperous Vijaynagar empire. Temple is functioning since at least 8th century onwards. Photography is not permitted inside the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Virupaksha temple is one of the landmarks of the prosperous Vijaynagar empire. Temple is functioning since at least 8th century onwards. Photography is not permitted inside the temple. Hi lights are the paintings on the ceiling, carvings on the pillars and gopuram, three headed nandi and a functional pin hole camera. Inside the temple there is a area (directions marked)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Virupaksha Temple is one of the most important temples/monuments at Hampi. The temple complex has many smaller temples devoted to different deities. If you have a guide along with you - then you may ask the guide to show the "pin hole camera" build in the temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reigning deity of Vijayanagar and I guess the only temple in Hampi where pooja is still performed as this is not damaged by invaders. Apart from the usual attractions in the complex, try to visit the back part if the complex for the inverted image of main tower caused due to 'pin hole camera' effect. This is visible from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One will visit the temple last when starting from the smaller temples in the beginning of the complex. This is very well decorated inside, with stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata and even Panchtantra carved inside. Do visit Mallikarjuna temple and Virupaksha temple when here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Virupaksha is a form of Shiva and is a functioning temple in Hampi. The architecture is amazing. A must visit temple in Hampi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sort of Vitahal Temple, Art and Craft lovers must go place. The temple's history is from the 7th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hampi..... The destination that will be in the conscience of a traveler, Virupaksha Temple is the Main attraction in Hampi. This was built by Sri Krishna Devaraya, The king of VijayaNagaram Dynasty. In Temple we can see Lord Virupaksha(Shiva). Enjoy Architectural of Style of India. Famous stone carvings of Vijayanagara samrajya people. The entrance of the temple is very High... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an example of a perfect temple built as per the guidelines of the Vijayanagara style of Architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Hampi you must see this temple it is very interesting it must bea no a quick visit. Every pillar and wall there deserve to be a curtly seen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely the highlight of my Hampi trip. Helpful and friendly people who gave us a private tour (at a small cost obviously). Getting a blessing from Lakshmi the elephant was amazing and you can even watch her bath time around 07:30 if you're an early bird. The history in the temple is astounding and has to be... More 

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