Virupaksha Temple Hampi
Virupaksha Temple is a famous Hindu temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the oldest temples and important temple to visit in India.
The temple has religious and historical significance and attracts many devotees and tourists from all over the world. Virupaksha temple has a rich history dating back to the seventh century. It was originally built by the Chalukya dynasty, but went through many expansions and renovations under different rulers. The temple complex was further developed during the reign of the Vijayanagar Empire, which ruled Hampi from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
What is the speciality about Virupaksha Temple in Hampi?
Virupaksha temple’s speciality lies on the architectural marvel. The temple architecture is a combination of various styles, including Dravidian and Vijayanagar architectural elements. The statue of lord Shiva is also the highlight of the temple where Lord Shiva, sis worshipped in the form, meaning "squint-eyed". The most powerful form than the usual.
Entry \ Darshan time – 9AM to 1PM, and then from 5PM to 9PM.
Dress code – For Men it is suggested to wear shirt, dhotis\ pants. For women it is suggested to wear saree, chudidhar or pyjamas.
Festivals - Maha Shivaratri, Virupaksha Rathotsava and Marriage Festival of Pampa Devi.
How to reach Virupaksha temple?
Vidyanagar airport is the nearest to reach Virupaksha temple. Drive from Vidyanagar airport to Virupaksha temple covers about 35 km.