Statue of Ugra Narsimha, Hampi

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The most imposing monolith in the ruins of the Hampi World Heritage Site, Statue of Ugra Narsimha stands 6.7 m (21 ft) tall. Carved in 1528, this half-man, half-lion statue--one of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu--sits on the coils of a giant seven-headed snake. Since it sustained damage during a Moghul raid, prayers are no longer offered, in keeping with the Hindu tradition forbidding worship of damaged idols. Inspect the expressive stone sculpture, whose lion teeth and angry eyes give it a particularly fierce aspect. Make Statue of Ugra Narsimha part of your personalized Hampi itinerary using our Hampi trip planner .
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  • Here you can find the biggest idol of lord Narasimha in sitting pose with lord adhesesha above the head. This is located near the entrance to Hampi and next to lord Shiva's linga statue.  more »
  • A nice old statue which was vandalised by the mugals, later restored by ASI to its glory is a good place to visit. It has a shivalinga just adjescent to it, who's kannada name translates to "Linga of ...  more »
  • A sculptural work exceptional, with a size of 6.7 m, carried out in a single block of granite, finely chiseled as attested by many details so his wavy mane, her majestic headdress he sits in yoga position, on the Shesha serpent rings who stands behind him with its 7 caps serving dais his bulging eyes gives him a unique look; There is no longer the Lakshmi statue vandalized in 1565, initially sitting on the lap of Narasimha Narasimha members had also broken. This statue is surprising in this lunar landscape
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  • Statue of Ugra Narasimha looks superb. Statue has got a great architecture which is amazing for photography. No prayers are offered as Hindu tradition does not allow worshiping of damaged idols. The magnificent sculpture vouches for the rich artistic heritage of India.
  • Had been to this temple in Hampi, Karnataka while I was on my architectural study tour. The temple has a very interesting and amusing idol of Narasimha and it was a must, to click a picture with it! Personally it was real fun and enjoyable to visit. Also the nearby landscape and rocky areas have been very well maintained adding to the great experience!
  • Amazing monolithic carving of Lord Narasimha. It's a massive structure but clearly shows the lack of investment from the archeology department to preserve these heritage monuments. As per myth Lord Narasimha is accompanied by goddess Lakshmi on his left lap but this structure is destroyed in this aspect the carving of goddess Lakshmi is missing. There is no over head roof to protect the monument from sunlight and rain.
  • Very good. Must see. Excavation works are still progressing.
  • What a beautiful statue it is. Excellent. Some parts are damaged, but still it has not loosened its beauty.
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