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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Hampi

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Overview

Ranked 9 of 40 sightseeing in Hampi
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is a popular pilgrimage and tourist destination located near the Royal Centre.
This giant monolithic statue of the man-lion god is the largest icon in Hampi. Narasimha is found in a cross-legged seated position, sitting on the seven hooded Sesha snake.
Also known as the Ugra Narasimha, the original structure had his consort Lakshmi sitting on his lap. Now only the hand of Lakshmi can be seen attached to Narasimha at the back. The statue of Lakshmi was damaged during enemy invasion and is now one of the exhibits at the nearby Kamalapura Museum.
This is a perfect place for those who are interested in archeological monuments. The whole family can enjoy the heritage walks organized by guides. The weather in Hampi can be quite hot during the peak summers due to the heat emanating from the rock monuments. The best time to visit the monument would be between the months of October and February when the weather is cooler.
The Badavalinga Temple and the Krishna Temple are the other attractions located close to the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.
Hampi is one of the prominent tourist hotspots. Shared autos, cabs, rented mopeds and rented cycles are available here.

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Lakshmi Narsimha temple - Hampi

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6th Nov 17

Monolithic statue - unfortunately damaged

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5th Nov 17

Monolithic stayue

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21st Nov 17

Spotlight in the evening helps you see clearly

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6th Nov 17

Awesome temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

A statue of Lord Narasimha

It was once a big temple it seems but now there is only lord Narasimha statue and it is sad to see the statue broken and not maintained properly. The statue is massive and well carved.
  • A statue of Lord Narasimha

Rajaram ji

Rajaram ji4.6/5

181 reviews

Very good

The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, one of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu and goddess laxmi. This statue height is a nearly 22 feet. Always crowded.
  • Very good

Snehal Raibole

Snehal Raibole5.0/5

39 reviews

Ugra Narasimha

Narasimha which means half-man-half-lion in local the languages is said to be one of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The protruding eyes and the facial expressions have earned him the name of Ugra Narasimha (I. E. Narasimha in its terrifying form).This is the largest statue in Hampi with the mighty Narasimha sitting casually on the coil of a giant levelheaded snake called Seshanag. The heads of the snake act as a hood above his head,

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  • Ugra Narasimha

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

276 reviews

The Narasimha at Hampi

In south india it is very common to worship Lord Vishnu and you would find most of the temple either of Lord Vishnu or his Avtaras. So this beautiful piece of architecture is in Hampi just adjacent to the huge Shivlinga.
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Ramkey Ananthakrishnan

Ramkey Ananthakrishnan5.0/5

3 reviews

Monolith Statue

Another exhibition of some great sculpture in Hampi. Monolith statue that has been damaged a bid by invaders but still has main designs intact. Good one to spend some time at.

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy5.0/5

184 reviews

One of the famous attractions of Hampi

This is near Kamalpur. The statue is of lakshmi narashima, a form of lord vishnu. The posture of the lord is in yoga with lakshmi sitting on his lap. The statue is of 22ft height. This is the biggest idol of hampi. The serpent headed adhiseshan with its hoods open protects as an umbrella over the idol's head. There is no roof found right now but we were told there must have been a temple here. But due to invasion temple including the idols hand, lakshmi on the lap were destroyed. Do carry caps, shoes, umbrellas, water, cameras as the place is very hot.

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S.p. Padmaprasad

S.p. Padmaprasad4.6/5

17 reviews

Highly worth to see

It is highly worth to see and study this unique sculpture at Hampi. It is perhaps only one of its kind in South India. The statue Narasimha, on of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, with an angry expression. Observe how his eye-balls have come out of his eyes, in anger. Mouth is wide open as if to roar like a lion on the aggressors. The sculpture is about 16ft in height. It is a good example for expression of anger and heroic emotion. It is very near to Virupaksha temple, Badavi linga, Uddana Veerabhadra, etc.

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Randolph Marsh

Randolph Marsh3.9/5

25 reviews

Statue is carved out of a single block of stone

This statue of Laxmi Narasimha is carved out of a single block of stone. The detail of this statue is incredible. It's recommended that visitors read about the statue and its significance before visiting to relate to this attraction a lot more.There are coconut vendors at the entrance of the approach road to this attraction. Visitors could choose to take a short break and have fresh natural coconut water.

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  • Statue is carved out of a single block of stone

Mayuri Sen

Mayuri Sen4.3/5

16 reviews

Biggest idol in Hampi

This was carved by a brahmin during Krishnadevaraya's regime. Its height is 22 ft. invaders broke this idol. Though the statute has no temple now, there must have been a temple in the past.
  • Biggest idol in Hampi

Ameet Pathare

Ameet Pathare5.0/5

2 reviews

Impressive figure

One of the most impressive figures in all of Hampi. Mistakenly referred to as Ugra Narasimha, the salute is 6 and a half meter high monolith, made at the time of Krishnadevaraya. The canopy over the figure is no more.
  • Impressive figure
  • Impressive figure

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi
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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi

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