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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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Where to stay in Hampi

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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  • The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, one of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu and goddess laxmi.this statue height is a nearly 22 feet .always crowded.  more »
  • Beautiful art and it looks gigantic . If you are kind of person who is fond of art and designs ,you will be amazed to see such a amazing piece of work  more »
  • Huge Narsimha statue sculptured from one rock.. how ever its been modified a bit by attaching a belt (made from rock) , but later on they stopped modifying to protect the original sculpture of the sta...  more »