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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  • This beautiful monolithic curved statue in situ of Lakshmi Narashimha stands tall and towering over the surrounding area. Do give yourself some time to appreciate this beautiful piece of rock curving.  more »
  • Really big statue of Ugra Narasimhaswamy. Though its not a monolithic statue, the architecture is really great. Invaders have broken this amazing statue, but it still stands tall amidst the ruins. A m...  more »
  • The statue something stands apart, but a trip here worthwhile. If you have a guide in Hampi, learns too much about the background - recommended.
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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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