Lakshminarasimha temple was constructed in 1528 AD when King Krishnadevaraya was ruling. The temple is famous for its stupendous stone statue of Narasimha, one of the ten forms of Vishnu. The monolith idol of the god is seated on the coil of Adishesha. The idol is chiselled out of a single granite boulder. The idol, originally, included goddess Lakshmi sitting on Narasimha’s lap but the statue of Lakshmi was destroyed in a raid in 1565. Today you can only see goddess Lakshmi’s hand resting on the back of Narasimha.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT HAMPI
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