Lakshmi Narasimha is located near the Krishna Temple, Hampi.
Being the largest single stone statue in Hampi, this was established in 1528 CE by Sri Krishnadevaraya. With 6.7 metres height, it is one of the finest examples of Architectural and Sculpting prowess of Vijayanagara times.
There used to be a Lakshmi sculptured on the lap of Narasimha, that’s destroyed. The deity of Narasimha sitting on the coil of Adisesha, the giant seven-headed serpent is breath-taking.
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Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.
With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.
Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.
Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.
Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.
Hampi – it’s a living museum!