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Virupaksha Temple

 
Virupaksha Temple, The Virupaksha Temple located at the western edge is one of the earliest constructions in the city. The main shrine is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Lord Vishnu. Overlooking Virupaksha temple to the South, Hemakuta hill has several scattered ruins, which includes Jain temples and a monolithic structure of Narasimha. 

Ugra Narasimha

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Ugra Narasimha, The 6.7 m tall monolith of Ugra Narasimha is worth seeing. The huge image is situated in the south of the Hemkuta group of temples that contains the Virupaksha Temple. The Narasimha is a seated four-armed figure under a canopy of a seven-hooded snake.
 

Vithala Temple

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rai ranchodjiVithala Temple, is about 2 kms away to the east of Hampi bazaar. Relatively well preserved, the ruins of the temple are now a World Heritage. The temples beautiful sculptures exhibits the richness of Vijayanagar Art. The outer pillars are known as the 'Musical Pillars' as they echoes when tapped, although this practice is now discouraged to avoid further damage. The temple also displays an beautifully carved stone chariot in the temple courtyard containing an image of Garuda.

Hazara Rama Temple

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Hazara Rama Temple, The temple built within rectangular complex is located at the heart of the royal centre. The temple dating back to early 15th century has intricately carved basalt pillars showcasing the incarnations of Shri Vishnu. Around the exterior walls of the hall are three rows of sculptures imaging the main events from the Ramayana.
 

Queen's Bath

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rai ranchodjiQueen's Bath, Amongst the ruins one point that still shows the magnificence of the days gone by is the Queen's Bath. It is built in typical Islamic architectural style, which is open to the sky and surrounded by a moat. It boasts of arched corridors, projecting balconies and lotus-shaped fountains. It is said that the Queens water mixed with perfume would spew out of the fountains. Our modern day showers and Jacuzzis are but poor cousins of this royal bath.