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Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Hampi, Karnataka 583239, India

Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

About Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

For some curious reasons, this temple dedicated to Lord Siva was built many meters below the ground level.  Almost all the time the sanctum and the core parts of the temple are underwater, restricting entry to the inner areas. There is a beautiful lawn built around the temple. Usually a less crowded location


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Hazara Rama Temple0.51km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Situated at the heart of the Royal area which is functioning as a private temple for the Royal family. The walls of the temple is beautifully decorated by so many historical architectural works.

Lotus Mahal Hampi0.83km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Situated within the Zenana enclosure , a secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara empire. The structure resembles the petals of a lotus.This is a good example of Indo Islamic architecture

Elephant's Stables1km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Long structure with a row of domed chamber which were used to keep royal elephants . A good example of Indo Islamic architecture

Mathanga Hill1.6km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Highest point in Hampi to get an areal view of the city and surroundings. Trekkers paradise, viewpoint. There is a small temple and a cave in the hill.

Kadalekalu Ganesha1.69km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

One of the largest statues of Lord Ganesh in southern India. It has a height of 4.6 meters and is carved out of a single boulder. The belly of Ganesha has been chiseled in such a manner that it resembles a Bengal gram (known as Kadalekalu in the local language). The temple hall is decorated with tall and slender granite pillars.

Hemakuta Hill Temples1.7km from Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)

Cluster of ancient temples situated on the Hemakutta hills in Hampi. Popular viewpoint, Canvas of stones, hundreds of years old. Hemakuta hills literally means golden hillock

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