Achyutaraya Temple, Hampi

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An active place of worship within the Hampi World Heritage Site, Achyutaraya Temple represents one of the last architectural achievements of the Vijayanagara Empire. Consecrated in 1534, the main temple honors Lord Tiruvengalanatha, an incarnation of Vishnu. Other notable structures within the temple complex include a small shrine built in honor of Garuda, a sacred bird that served as one of Vishnu's modes of transportation. The elaborately decorated temple and surrounding structures sit in a valley between two hills, which adds a feeling of seclusion and privacy to this part of the archeological site. Make Achyutaraya Temple part of your personalized Hampi itinerary using our Hampi online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The name of the King Achyuta Raya (1530-1542), who ordered the construction, stuck between the 2 hills Matanga and Gandhamadana, nestled between the blocks of stone, this temple, dedicated to Vishnu, is now disused. He must stroll between the different structures and admire here, trained on their horse riders who defend access to the mandapa, the columns of the mandapa featuring a series of figures in relief where we see a young Krishna with butter that it just steal, pilgrims in prayer, or Narasimha, protector of the family. The South exterior wall is pierced by a small passage that opens on a trail leading to a cave temple (about 100 m), dedicated to Kali whose terrible and colourful image detaches from the rock
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  • Stunning objects, huge giant boulders, everything breathes history and not even the revived mythology. Simply great!
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  • Its not completely ancient. The upper part was rebuilt later which is not properly maintained and is again in ruins. Its kind of a entrance gate.  more »
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  • Nice temple. But not so well connected by road. You need to take a walk from Virupaksha temple parking lot.
  • Must visit place in Hampi. You can visit this temple by walk only. Achyutaraya temple is famous for its sculptuers. Since this place is not connected by road, there will be less tourist in this place.
  • Nice architecture, the chariot in the front is unique. The temple is ruined, Indian archielogy should attempt in restructuring this temple. It's in the bank of the river Tungabhadra . The way towards the temple was once a diamond merchentise.
  • Excellent monument at hampi........ grate structure you must visit this achutaraya temple or thiruvengala Nadha temple Achutaraya deva raya elder brother sri krishna devaraya..this is one of the biggest temple in hampi ..this place is not connected by road.. nearest place varaha temple hampi .
  • Excellent architecture but just the ruins remain here. I just imagined how the temple would have looked if it is functioning till now. Really a big temple. There are giant lizards in the surrounding. When looked from the Matang Hill Sunrise point, this temple looks really stunning. One of the must visit places in Hampi. Really a breathtaking and wonderful journey visiting Hampi. Hampi is 'Once in a lifetime journey'.

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