Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Karnataka  /  Hampi  /  Sightseeing  /  Statue of Ugra Narsimha
Statue of Ugra Narsimha, Hampi
(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Hampi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Hampi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Hampi by other users

3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful carving & Feels like Lord still sitting there. After so many reconstructions, still we can feel the effort made by those people. Amazing & must see. 
  • A massive single rock idol of Narasimha. It has been defaced over the years. There is a large Shivling next to this idol, which is need deep water. 
  • This statue is always associated with Hampi. Almost destroyed and in a bad state good effort has been made to maintain it in its original state. The huge shiva linga beside it also a nice. must see if...  more »
Google
  • This idol is incorrectly recognised as Ugra Narasimha but it is actually a statue of Lakshmi Narasimha. Unfortunately, the Lakshmi statue was destroyed. There were some repairs conducted to the statue by ASI around 20 years ago. This was requested to be stopped by a famous poet, Shivarama Karanth and a court stay order was passed against any modern updates to any idols damaged in Hampi. The statue is simple amazing and it reflects the artistic taste of Hampi rulers.
  • Amazing idol of laxminarasimha Swami, we have to appreciate the people of Hampi at that time and the architects. Stone art and this is place was really cool climate.
  • There is very little in the compound that houses the statue of Ugra Narasimha and a giant shiva lingam
  • old one. looking nice. excellent.
  • Unique, very large, monolithic statue. A must visit.