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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. Put Statue of Ugra Narsimha into our Hampi trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Its quiet disheartening to see how it has been destroyed, though they have tries to restored it is not complete as the hands have been cut off :( Face of the Ugra Narsimha depicts the anger as the nam...  more »
  • This is a large monolithic sculpture of 4th incarnation of lord Vishnu seated on the coils of shesh nag. Hood of shesh nag acts as a canopy. This is a single granite rock cut sculpture almost 7 meters...  more »
  • Probably my favourite place to visit in Hampi and I´ve been there twice now. Try going at sunset if you want softer lighting for your camera. As written on the official plaque, this statue is mistaken...  more »