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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  • It's also called Lakshmi Narasimha statue, since the original statue of Narasimha had a statue of Goddess Lakshmi on his lap. Understand that the Lakshmi statue and parts of the hands of Narasimha wer...  more »
  • A large stature that has been repaired recently - but still is overpowering and great to see. Easy access and great when there are few crowds about.  more »
  • There is something special about this statue. Felt an uncanny sense of devotion. Also, the plaque next to the sculpture explains that this is the serene avatar of Natascha. So, maybe the TripAdvisor d...  more »

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You'll find a number of simple guesthouses and homestays located in Hampi itself, primarily in the Hampi Bazaar district. North and south of the river, they offer comfortable rooms in modest former residential buildings. Further afield, a selection of more upmarket resorts and hotels sit on the banks of the river and the nearby lake to the northwest. Many visitors choose to stay in Hosapete, to the southwest, or the small town of Kamalapur, located just south of Hampi. Both offer a greater range of accommodations than Hampi, including hotels, resorts, and hostels.
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