VIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE

Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi [1] 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Shiva. The temple was built by Lakkana Dandesha, a chieftain under the ruler Deva Raya II of the Vijayanagara Empire.[2]

Hampi, capital of the Vijayanagara empire, sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi, and has been considered the most sacred sanctuary over the centuries. It is intact among the surrounding ruins and is still used in worship. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known here as Virupaksha, as the consort of the local goddess Pampa who is associated with the Tungabhadra River. There is also a Virupakshini Amma temple (mother goddess) in a village called Nalagamapalle, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, approximately 100 km from Tirupati.

CreatorChalukyas

SanctumVirupaksha (Shiva) Virupaksha (Shiva)

AddressHampi, Karnataka 583239

Contact No. 080 2235 2828

 

Timings:

All days of the week

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Inside Glimpse of the Temple:

At present, the main temple consists of a sanctum, three ante chambers, a pillared hall and an open pillared hall. A pillared cloister, entrance gateways, courtyards, smaller shrines and other structures surround the temple.[citation needed]

The nine-tiered eastern gateway, which is the largest at 50 meters, is well-proportioned and incorporates some earlier structures. It has a brick superstructure and a stone base. It gives access to the outer court containing many sub-shrines.

The smaller eastern gateway leads to the inner court with its numerous smaller shrines.

Another gopuram towards north known as the Kanakagiri gopura, leads to a small enclosure with subsidiary shrines and eventually to the river Tungabhadra.[5]

A narrow channel of the Tungabhadra River flows along the temple's terrace and then descends to the temple-kitchen and out through the outer court.[citation needed]

Krishnadevaraya, one of the famous kings of the Vijayanagara Empire was a major patron of this temple. The most ornate of all structures in the temple, the central pillared hall is believed to be his addition to this temple. So is the gateway tower giving access to the inner courtyard of the temple. Inscriptions on a stone plaque installed next to the pillared hall explain his contribution to the temple. It is recorded that Krishna Devaraya commissioned this hall in 1510 AD.

 

How to Reach:

By Air: The closest international airport from Hampi is Bellary, 350 kms away. Tourists can take a cab from Bellary to Hampi

 

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Hospet at about 13 km away. Hospet is amply connected to the major cities like Bellary and Bangalore. Tourists usually hire a cab from Hospet to reach Hampi. The distance from Bangalore to Hampi is a distance of 288km.

 

By Road: Tourists can go to Hampi by bus from places like Bellary, Hospet, and Bangalore. Volvo and AC buses are available for the passengers. Travelers can avail cabs as well.

 

Other Places of Attraction:

Tungabhadra Dam: TungaBhadra Dam Munirabad Rural, Karnataka 583234, Bellary, Bellary (Dist), Karnataka. The Tungabhadra River is a sacred river in southern India that starts and flows through the state of Karnataka, and joins the Krishna River as it enters Andhra Pradesh. In the epic Ramayana, the Tungabhadra river was known by the name of Pampa.About 15 km upstream from Shimoga at Gajanur across the River Tunga a dam was constructed. At Lakkavalli about 15 km upstream of Bhadravati across the Bhadra a dam is constructed. Both are multipurpose dams and irrigate lands in Shimoga, Chikkamagalur, Davanagere and Haveri.

 

Daroji Bear Sanctuary: Daroji Bear Sanctuary Daroji-Kamlapura Rd Karnataka, Bellary, Bellary (Dist), Karnataka. Daroji Bear Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in North Karnataka for the Indian Sloth Bear, and is located 50 km away from the city to the west. In October 1994, The Government of Karnataka declared 5,587.30 hectares of Bilikallu reserve forest as Daroji Bear Sanctuary. However, the hills that stretch between Daroji of Sandur taluk and Ramasagar of Hospet Taluk in Bellary district have always been a host to the Indian Sloth Bears.

Shri Krauncha Giri Temple: Krauncha Giri is believed to be the first abode of Lord Subramanya in the South India. The unique feature of the mountain is its elliptical shape with a diametric narrow pass. According to the legends, this gap in the mountain is made by Lord Subramanya, when he cut the mountain in the battle with the demon Taraka from his sphere weapon,Vel, to kill the demon who was hidden in the  mountain.  This mountain is also associated with legends of the sages Agastya and Parasurama.  Kalidasa in the work Megha Sandesa describes the gap in the mountain.

The temple is located in the south west corner of India. The complex houses temples of  Parvathi and Kumaraswami. The idol of Lord Ganesha is very famous in this temple.

 

Navalinga Temple: It is believed that the Navalinga temple was built in the  19th century in the reign of the king Amoghavarsha I or his son Krishna II of the Rashtrakuta dynasty.  The  temple is built in the South Indian Dravida style.  In this cluster,each of the nine temples  has a Linga and hence this place is named as a Navalinga.  The Navalinga  group appears to have been asymmetric,  without any particular order.  Even though,the temple has been constructed from the inferior quality stone, the finishing of the temple is of high quality, but now,  it has lost its shine due to the  degradation of the shrine walls.  Each shrines of the temple has a South Indian style superstructure. The temple's ensemble has four mandapas .Out of the these mandapas ,three are in a line,  going east-west and open to the shrines. Each of the shrines has a Shiva linga in the sanctum, though the lintel above the entrance has an image of Gajalakshmi, the consort of God Vishnu.  The pillars in the hall have a better quality,  that can be seen at Pattadakal,  which indicates an advance feature in the art from the previous centuries.

 

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बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग :

बैद्यनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर को ही बाबा बैद्यनाथ धाम भी कहा जाता है।इस जगह को शिव के सबसे पवित्र निवास स्थान और 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक माना जाता है। यह भारत के झारखंड राज्य के देवघर में स्थित है। इस मंदिर परिसर है बाबा बैद्यनाथ का ज्योतिर्लिंग स्थापित है।मंदिर परिसर में बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग के अलावा 21 अन्य मंदिर भी हैं।

पूजा का महत्त्व:

भगवान शिव के पूजा में बेलपत्र चढ़ाना सर्वश्रेठ और शुभ माना गया है। तीन पत्तियों का संगम, शिव की तीन आंखों के अलावा उनके त्रिशूल का भी प्रतीक है, जो पिछले तीन जन्मों के पापों को नष्ट करने के वाला माना जाता है। हालाँकि, वृक्ष के बेलपत्र तोड़ने का भी एक समय होता हैं। कहा जाता हैं कि महादेव सौ कमल चढ़ाने से जितने प्रसन्न होते हैं, उतना ही एक नीलकमल चढ़ाने पर होते हैं और एक हजार नीलकमल के बराबर एक बेलपत्र होता है। इसीलिए भगवान शिव को प्रसन्न करने के लिए बेलपत्र चढ़ाना चाहिए।

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पूजा सामग्री:

बेलपत्र, जल, फूल।

पूजा अवधि:

नित्य, 10 मिनट

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इस पूजा को बुकिंग के 7 दिनों के अंदर शुरु करवाया जाएगा।

About the Temple :

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples.

About the Puja:

Offering Bilva or belpatra in Shiva Puja is important and considered auspicious. A confluence of three leaves, "Bilva" is symbolic of Shiva's three eyes as well as his trident (trishul) which is believed to destroy sins of the past three births. However, there are certain days when one should not pluck the bel leaves from a tree.

How Puja is done ?

The purohits and pandits will perform the puja with proper rituals and right procedure inside Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple.

Puja Samagri:

Belpatra, Jal, Flowers.

Puja Duration:

10 mins, Everday

Number of Pandits performing Puja:
  • Pandit Moti Ram Mishra with 35 years of experience.

  • Pandit Lallan Mishra with 10 years of experience.

Disclaimer : We are not an agent, associate or representative of any temple. We perform services through our own network of Pandits spread throughout the country

Please note it can take up to 7 days to schedule the puja.