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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 statue is sculpted in one stone. The total height is 9ft out of which 3 ft is submerged in water. 
  • It's a huge Linga carved from a single stone . It's three feet covered in water which comes through a canal from Tungabhadra river. We say a very old priest (around 90-92 years old)praying. Our guide ...  more »
  • Badavilinga is the shiva temple near Laxmi Narsimha statue.It's a big Shivlinga whose pedastal is submerged in water.the water is said to be flowing from the Tungabhadra river flowing nearby the templ...  more »