Balakrishna Temple, Hampi

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See carvings of ten incarnations of Vishnu at Balakrishna Temple, added in 1513 to the monuments of the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. Constructed to celebrate the Vijayanagara Empire's military victory and annexation of an eastern kingdom, the temple honors Lord Bala Krishna, an incarnation of Krishna as an infant. The surrounding temple complex features a number of smaller shrines and pillared halls graced with intricate carvings. West of the main temple stands a rectangular structure that probably served as a granary. Just behind it, look for a narrow stairway: climb it to the top of the temple and enjoy panoramic views of the entire complex. Plan to visit Balakrishna Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hampi attractions using our Hampi day trip planning tool .
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  • It is a Krishna Temple located near the entrance of Hampi and during my visit, the temple was undergoing some renovation works.  more »
  • This temple, built in 1513, celebrates the conquest of present Odisha by King Krishnadevaraja. It deserves a visit. The carvings of yalis on the pillars of the entrance of the mandapa and the elephants that decorate the balustrades leading to the mandapa are remarkable. At the entrance to the right is a small Pavilion which served as a reserve for grain which were, probably given as an offering by the pilgrims. KRISHNA Bazaar processional aisle leading to the KRISHNA temple where idols perched on their tanks of ceremony were exhibited to the crowd during the great feasts. She was Bazaar, with each side alignment of shops including the terraces allow viewers to follow the processions. A unique setting: on one side of the banana plantations of the cyclopean blocks. Nearby, the pool sacred with, in its centre, a small Pavilion decorated with aquatic motifs
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  • Sri Krishna Temple opposite Krishna Bazaar. This temple depicts lots of stories about Krishna avatar. Conservation activities were underway, when we visited.  more »

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