​Hampi’s Virupaksha Temple

Recently, a section of the pillars holding up the pavilion at Hampi’s Virupaksha temple collapsed following heavy rains.

About the Virupaksha Temple

  • The temple, situated in Hampi in the Ballari District of Karnataka, is dedicated to Lord Virupaksha. Lord Virupaksha is a form of Lord Shiva.
  • It is located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra River.
  • Lakkan Dandesha constructed the temple under the rule of Prauda Deva Raya of the Vijayanagar Empire.
  • Virupaksha is worshipped along with the goddess Pampa here.
  • Virupaksha Temple complex also houses shrines of Bhuvaneshwari and Vidyaranya.
  • Virupaksha temple in Hampi is a part of the UNESCO ....
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