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Monolith Bull, Hampi

(3.5/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
Simple in appearance but astounding in size, Monolith Bull sits inside one of the pillared pavilions scattered across the Hampi World Heritage Site. Carved out of a single immense boulder, the statue represents Nandi, the favored mount and gatekeeper of Lord Shiva. Virtually unchanged five centuries after its creation, this monumental bull managed to escape the destruction of the Mughal invaders, who hastened the downfall of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 16th century. Chiseled in a simple manner, the giant statue lacks elaborate details that make other Hampi carvings so visually impressive. Still, despite its coarse appearance, the bull remains a favorite photo op for many visitors to this sacred site. Use our Hampi travel itinerary maker to add Monolith Bull and other attractions to your Hampi vacation plans.
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  • Just when you walk out of Virupaksha Temple & cross the old market area, comes the Monolithic Bull Temple. A single piece of stone being cut into Monolithic Bull or Nandi. 
  • As the entire site of Hampin to do over several days, very beautiful monolith bull has must see
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  • its very big statue made with one big stone, monolith. its near to main road , you can stop by road and have a quick visit to this place