The Ugra Lakshmi Narasimha statue is one of the most imposing sculptures found in the ruined town of Hampi, Karnataka. The sculpture specializes in being the largest monolithic statue in Hampi. The statue is situated on the south side of the Hemakuta group of temples which is located on Hemakuta Hill.
This huge stone structure is considered one of the most important monuments in Hampi. It is an important tourist attraction and is visited by a large number of people throughout the year. Entry is Fee in Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy temple, Photography is Allowed, Best time to visit this temple is from October to February. Hampi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is open to devotees on all days of the week.
The annual Hampi Festival / Hampe Utsava is performed every year on 3rd, 4th and 5th November every year in a grand manner.
Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy Temple Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy Temple History:
It is a monolithic statue and was built during the rule of Vijayanagar king Krishna Devaraya. This idol was installed by sage Krishna Bhatta in 1528 AD. Narasimha is depicted sitting in a yogic posture with his legs crossed, in the spiral of a magnanimous serpent with seven heads called Sesha. The heads are arched forming a cap on the head of Narsimha. The idol is said to have the statue of Lakshmi on the left Lap of narasimha, but now it is missing. The idol found is kept in Kamalapuram Archaeological museum. Four arms of this idol are broken. The idol sits in an Adisesha with seven hoods. This statue is 6.7 meters in high. This statue is seated on the reels of the Seven hooded Shesha with Makara Torana in padmasana with Yogapattika.
Attractions Near Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy:
1) Lord Virupaksha
2) Matanga Hill
3) Achyutharaya Temple
4) Mahanavami Dibba
5) Kadanda Rama Temple
6) Yantrodharaka Anjaneyaswamy Temple
7) Chakra Tirtha
8) Hazara Rama Temple
9) Vittal Temple complex.
10) Virupaksha Temple
11) Hampi Bazaar
12) Achyutaraya Bazaar
13) Tunnel Cave
14) Tungabhadra Ghats
How to Reach Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Bellary Airport Helipad is the nearest Airport which is just 58.4 km
Hosapete Junction is the nearest Railway Station which is just 12.9 km
JSW Vijayanagar Bus Terminal, Hosapete, is the nearest bus stand which is just 11.9 km
Hampi Ugra Narasimha Swamy Address: