Underground Temple, Hampi

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Unearthed by archeologists in the 1980s, Underground Temple represents one of the oldest of the World Heritage-listed Hampi monuments. Dedicated to one of Shiva's incarnations and possibly built to serve the royal family during private ceremonies, the temple dates back to the 14th century. With several sections below ground level, the temple includes a number of key areas submerged under water during the wet season. While this prevents visitors from exploring the entire structure, local worshipers of Shiva consider the water sacred. Notice the temple's simple, austere pillars, which lack the carved details found at most other shrines at Hampi. Make your Hampi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Renovation was going on in March 2018. In the dry season it may seem like any other temple of Hampi but apparently the main chamber is filled with water during the monsoons.  more »
  • Its in hampi of kamalapura and 12 km from hospet .its siva temple no lingam in the temple .when monsoon it filled with water .  more »
  • This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has idol of Nandi inside. The temple is abandoned one and no religious ceremonies are conducted here. Though many people think this is the only underground tem...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful ruined temple here. Never miss this. Feels like some kind of energy flow when you are inside. lots of tiny bats found in ceilings..
  • Beautiful underground shiva temple in vijayanagara dinasty. Temple is well designed the roof of the temple is to the ground level. Nandi was damaged in the temple. No Pooja alis performed in the temple. It is just for visiting. Well designed underground shiva temple.
  • Place is not maintained. There is so much stagnant water unattended in one portion of the temple that the stench drives people away. Otherwise the art and architecture is wonderful. Unfortunately we tend to focus more on the negative aspect of anything always.
  • Don't be fooled by the name... It is just an excavated shiva temple. Good architecture, but nothing mind boggling, really. Well, it is worth visiting, with no expectations though.
  • This temple is below ground level and hence called as underground temple. The linga is immersed in water surrounding similar to the Badava Linga temple near Urga Narasimhan temple. One of the must visit places in Hampi. Really a breathtaking and wonderful journey visiting Hampi. Hampi is 'Once in a lifetime journey'.
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