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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. With our online itinerary creator, Hampi attractions like Underground Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a beautiful temple in Hampi. Definitely must visit. It is of lord Shiva. The temple is build underground.  more »
  • A little haunting and isolated place. The temple is built underground and is dedicated to lord Shiva. You can find small statue of Linga and a big Nandi inside the temple. The temple is little flooded...  more »
  • This is an underground shiva temple...water is almost certainly present all the time...warning for people to make sure they do not slip!!  more »