Hampi revisited

Found this in my archives, which I thought I’ll share. A photograph of Krishna temple in Hampi, Karnataka.

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Krishna Temple, Narasimha, Underground Temple at Hampi

Krishna temple was built by the king (Krishna Deva Raya) in 1513 AD to celebrate the conquest of the eastern kingdom of Udayagiri or Utkala (in the present day Oriya state)

Stone carvings at the Entrance

Stone carvings at the Entrance, Krishna Temple

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Krishna Temple

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Krishna Temple

Ugra Narasimha

Ugra Narasimha

Ugra Narasimha Statue is a statue of Laxmi Narasimha. The statue is carved out of a single block of stone.  It is 6.7 meters in height. This statue is an example of the brilliant architectural expertise that flourished during the yesteryears in this south Indian kingdom.

The underground temple in Hampi is dedicated to Lord Siva and was built many meters below ground level.

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Underground Temple

Wedding Mandap

Wedding Mandap