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Ruines of shiva temple

This temple is much below the ground level but not underground. It must be filled during monsoon... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Hyderabad, India
makes you wonder why they took so much pain to construct this below ground level

Awestruck by the hardship that would have gone into its construction! Due to stagnant water around... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
New Delhi, India
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Near Noblemen's Quarters | Near Hampi Bus Stand, Hampi, India
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

For some curious reasons, this temple dedicated for Lord Siva was built many meters below the ground level. For this reason, almost all the time the sanctum and the core parts of the temple are under water, restricting entry to the inner areas

Thank Suvo1982
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This temple is much below the ground level but not underground. It must be filled during monsoon season, probably that's why named as underground temple. There is nothing as such in temple but the group of pillar supporting roof in front of temple to look...More

1  Thank Anoop_ind
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Nobody knows how this temple was built, except for that it was built to safeguard itself from invaders.

Thank Lotuspearl
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Awestruck by the hardship that would have gone into its construction! Due to stagnant water around the main deity area, its stinky and full of moss - these should be addressed

Thank sxgupta
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I visited Hampi with my family in June, 2017 end and while touring various places of archaeological interest, we visited the Prasanan Virupaksha aka Underground Siva Temple around its closing time of 3:00 / 4:00 pm. The architectural marvel has been constructed below ground level...More

Thank MadMaxIndia
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Renovation was going on in March 2018. In the dry season it may seem like any other temple of Hampi but apparently the main chamber is filled with water during the monsoons.

4  Thank Payal G
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Its in hampi of kamalapura and 12 km from hospet .its siva temple no lingam in the temple .when monsoon it filled with water .

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has idol of Nandi inside. The temple is abandoned one and no religious ceremonies are conducted here. Though many people think this is the only underground temple of Lord Shiva, there is another underground temple of Lord...More

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The top of this temple is at the ground level and the rest of the temple is below the ground level. In parts the temple may be submerged, specially during the rainy season but during the winter months it is mostly dry. It is an...More

Thank arundhatib72
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The temples in hampi are all abandoned. Not at all maintained. No priest or gods present. This temple is just any other temple in hampi. Its filled with water. Beware of snakes when you visit this place.

1  Thank JayramG3
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