Sunday, 16 July 2017

Confusion at Hampi- Ugra or Lakshmi Narasimha

Hampi famous for Royal Chariot and Lotus Mahal, also has some huge monolithic statues of Gods. These temples one of which is Narasimha temple, are part of another half day tour. Visitors to the temple generally go away with a misconception that Lord Narasimha is showing his 'Ugra' उग्र meaning angry mood. But based on Archeological Survey of India (ASI) signage, our guide clarified that it is not ugra but Lakshmi Narasimha. Hence this title of our present short story. You can see the face of the Lord and ASI signage. 

Ghumakkad will take you to Virupaksha Temple, which is a 'live' temple, in our next story. On the way we will also visit some more monuments like the Pushkarni or the step well. Preview picture below:
Hampi also offers the hikers enough trails. Those who wish to go hiking in Hampi, can browse our earlier story 'Hiking in Hampi'.

Ghumakkad has shared a set of ten stories on Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage SiteYou may browse it by clicking the following links:

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Thanks for browsing

   -Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 16th July 2017

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