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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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  • Its closely situated near to Ugra narasimma, this linga is quite big, can see from outside. It wouldn't take much time pay a visit.  more »
  • 这个是湿婆的林加,朝拜的人不少,可以看出湿婆在印度的巨大影响力,也能体会出点印度的性文化。叛变就是毗湿奴的化身雕塑,离得百八十米。大概花费10分钟到20分钟就可以游览完。  more »
  • I have not yet in my travels seen a bigger shivalinga than the one in Hampi. It is massive and the fact that it's made of a single rock is amazing. Must visit  more »