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Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka

Virupaksha Temple is an historic temple of Hampi steeped in splendor. It really is situated on the bank in the river Tungabadra. It's devoted to lord Shiva who is also referred to as Virupaksha or Pampapati. Pampa is the identify in the goddess Parvati, the consort of lord Shiva. Even right after so many hundreds of years the temple attracts many devotees. Travellers also display deep interest inside the ageless beauty from the temple. The quantity of devotees and travelers rise drastically in the course of the yearly festival. It's celebrated with wonderful fervour inside the temple. The temple was built by Lokamahadevi, the Queen of Vikaramaditya II(A.D. 733-745) to celebrate her husband's victory over the Pallavas of Kanchipuram.

Standing the test of time, the temple nonetheless reflects its aged world appeal. More than the hundreds of years, new additions were produced to beautify the temple. Initially it had only a couple of shrines with pictures in the God as well as the Goddesses. Later on many other shrines, halls with many pillars, flag posts, large gateways as well as a massive temple kitchen had been added. A stroll by way of the chariot road(now referred to as Hampi Bazar) brings you encounter to experience using the main entrance from the temple.

The temple flaunts its incredible carvings and sculptures. The large pillars depict many scenes through the wonderful Hindu epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and Kiratarjuniya. The pilasters are carved with gorgeous sculptures of several couples, flora, fauns and geometrical designs.