Varaha temple hampi, historical evidence belongs to vijayanagara dynasty
Varaha temple hampi, dedicate to lord vishnu as varaha moorthy
Hampi is a popular place in karnataka is famous as the remaining evidences of vijayanagara emperors, hampi was the capital of them which have the group of monuments including the varaha temple. varaha temple hampi is the example of an amazing architecture excellence of vijayanagara style with the carvings on the walls, this is one of the ancient temples in india which built during 13th century. varaha is the main shrine of this temple. this is rare case of installation of lord varaha as the main deity. varaha is one of the incarnation lord vishnu to maintain truth on earth.
According to hindu mythology it says that lord vishnu as varaha, a pig. there was a creul demon hiranyaksha who dragged earth to underground, it was the war between the demon hiranyaksha and him. finally he retrieved the earth on his tusks after killing the demon. now this site is in ruin state, so government preserved it as the monument by the archaeological act. The temple is built on a rectangular compound with the tower, this showing the excellence of vijayanagara emperors. varaha temple hampi facing towards east direction. it located at the south of thungabhadra river. visitors can enjoy the carvings on the stone with a great excellence.
The sanctum sanatorium is in damaged state, which faces the ruin condition, these are the historical monuments of india, the significance of visit hampi is a very great thing. november to february is the best time to visit varaha temple hampi. hampi can be easily access by buses especially from banglore and mysore. hosapete is the nearest rail head which is very closely to the spot at a distance 10 km. the nearest airport is bbb which is 11 1 km away from varaha temple hampi.
9.00 am to 5.30 pm