We saw numerous temples and historic/archeological sights during our stay in Hampi. If you want more information on any of them, you can explore Hampi’s chatty, informative but meandering website. For this post, I’ll try and let the photos do the talking. 😉
Virupaksha Temple dominates the area of Hampi Bazaar. You can see its tower from most vantage points in town. It is primarily dedicated to Shiva. A really beautiful spot and also good for people watching!
Inside the temple compound; another group of students on a field trip
Inside the temple compound
Lakshmi, the temple elephant
Carved from a single stone, this massive Ganesh looms impressively in the shadows of a temple above Hampi. Impressive and atmospheric, even with hundreds of school kids milling about. 😉
One photo with pilgrims to give a sense of how huge it was!
Not as large as the other Ganesha but still impressive!
At the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
The rabbit surrounded by cobras is a symbol of the eclipse
Massive Shiva lingam in water
The temple’s piece de resistance: a massive statue of Narasimha; Vishnu with a lion’s head
Vishnu’s close up shot