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Shivlinga, Hampi

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A masterpiece made of stone, Shivlinga remains one of the most recognizable features of the World Heritage-listed monuments at Hampi. The largest linga (abstract representation of a deity) found within Hampi, this structure sits inside a small sanctum filled with water and features three carved eyes of Shiva. Allegedly commissioned by a local peasant woman, the 3 m (10 ft) tall linga sits on a circular pedestal and symbolically represents Shiva's ability to control the flow of the mighty Ganges River. Enclosed by stone walls that have prevented damage over the centuries, the structure ranks among the most-photographed features of the entire complex. A visit to Shivlinga represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hampi tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a huge linga that is in the same area as ugra narasimha. We were fortunate to see a water snake inside the grabhagriha that seemed to head towards the linga 
  • Huge Shiva Linga placed in a 24/7 flowing water. It can be viewed through grill. No one is allowed inside. 
  • This is very huge shivlinga which is right next to narshima statue and walkable from Krishna temple. I'd recommend having a guide or reading about it prior to visiting such place cause they've number ...  more »