Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

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Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hampi Overview

This temple features the biggest effigy in Hampi, of Narasimha sitting on SeshaNaag i.e. the seven-headed snake acting as a shelter to him. The idol of Goddess Lakshmi is placed along with that of Narasimha. Known to be the biggest monolith statue in Hampi, the statue itself was built during 1528 AD and was erected during the reign of the Vijayanagara ruler Krishnadevaraya. The statue currently is housed at the Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura after it was mutilated when the Mughals raided Hampi.

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