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Shivlinga, Hampi

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Carved out of a single rock, Shivlinga is the largest lingam in the ancient village. Legend has it that a poor local woman carved the 3 m (10 ft) tall idol to thank Lord Shiva for answering her prayers. The lingam sits in an inner chamber open on one side, with its pedestal immersed in water. The constant flow of water through a channel symbolizes Shiva’s role in the creation of the holy River Ganga. Notice the three eyes carved on the surface of the stone representing the three eyes of the god. Next to the lingam is a temple devoted to Lakshmi Narasimha. 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 Shivalinga carved out of single stone. It is partially submerged in the knee deep water. But nothing much to see from architecture perspective. 
  • our guide told us that this is the 4th largest Shivling in India; this is really big and well preserved even today! 
  • The Shivlinga looks pretty huge and attractive. Part of it is submerged in water, which is not visible due to yellow color of the water.the rock size is huge. there is a unique mark of the third eye w...  read more »
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