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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 huge monolith "Shivlinga" is a true exhibition of an architectural excellence of Vijayanagara empire and Krishnadevaraya. This statue is situated next to Ugra Narasimha statue and is in completel...  more »
  • This Shivlinga also known as Badavilinga is one of the largest Shivlingas at Hampi. This monument is located right next to the Statue of Ugra Narasimha. 
  • Badavilinga Temple is a wonderful temple in Hampi dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has a huge monolithic Shivling, part of which is submerged in water. It is a popular tourist spot in Hampi.