Created 12-Mar-14
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This temple is dedicated God Krishna. There are inscriptions in this temple dated 1513 AD to indicate that this temple was constructed by the great King Krishnadeva Raya to commemorate his victory over the Orissa Kings. He had taken an idol of Balakrishna (infant Krishna) which was installed in the shrine at Udayagiri and had reinstalled this idol in this temple. However, at the moment this idol is in the Tamil Nadu State Museum in Chennai.

This east facing temple is built in the Vijaynagara style with carvings all over the pace in walls and columns. The temple has a “Mahamantapa”, an “Ardha Mantapa”, an “Antarala” and the “Garbha Griha” or the Sanctum sanctorum.

There is also a column inside the temple which all the 10 Vishnu Avatars carved on it. I could go there but managed to photograph the 10 Avatars of Vishnu carved on a stone column at entrance of this temple.

There is a Bazaar Area opposite the temple with steps leading up to perhaps a water body that might have existed but dried up.

Enjoy the pictures.

Shankar Adisesh
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Keywords:Ancienttemples, Architecture, Hampi, Karnatakastate, Krishnadevaraya, Krishnatemple, Vijayanagaraempire