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one of the attractions for tourists

She is one of the main attractions at Virpaksha Temple in Hampi. She is quite friendly with... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Nikhil P
Mumbai, India
A thrilling experience getting blessed

She is seen at a corner in the Virupaksha temple . A small mini crowd surrounds her. For 10Rs she... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Hampi Temple, Hampi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

She is seen at a corner in the Virupaksha temple . A small mini crowd surrounds her. For 10Rs she will bless you with her trunk ! a delight for small kids indeed.

Thank VANIDhruv
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Firstly an elephant should never be kept alone and in a confined space. Any elephant that is involved in circuses, does tricks or rides etc has been broken in the most appalling way. We must stop this. Maybe this is ignored or overlooked but you...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 16 July 2018

she is a resident of Virupaksha temple. Very well-trained by her mahut. If you give her a rs. 10 note, she will take it in her trunk and hand it over to her mahut and bless you. if you give coins, she won't bless ;)

1  Thank NishaR313
Reviewed 26 June 2018

In the active temple, you can get a blessing from this elephant. A small donation is taken from your hand by the elephant's trunk, who passes the bill to her handler. Then, she places her trunk on your head in blessing. Very cool!

Thank tonyvernon4
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We saw her taking a bath in the Thungabhadra river and again saw her in the temple eating bananas from the visitors hands. Seemed very friendly.

Thank Lotuspearl
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This poor elephant! It is awful :( the elephant has to stand there all day long like in a circus :( I feel sorry

1  Thank Julie_Ka05
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We were very lucky to see Lakshmi before he was spirited away. He like food but he likes money more.

Thank sealcoater
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The elephant is supposed to be the living diety at the Virupaksha Temple. Lakshmi is well trained for the selfie seeking tourists. One can get blessings from her and selfies of the same by offering sugarcane or money (around ₹10). Blessings come in the form...More

4  Thank Payal G
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A good experience with this humble elephant Lakshmi. Lakshmi is a trained elephant and you give her money she'll bless you with her trunk.

Thank Nidhi M
Reviewed 14 March 2018

She is one of the main attractions at Virpaksha Temple in Hampi. She is quite friendly with tourists . One can get himself or herself clicked with her by offering bananans or money. The money is obviously taken up the care taker while the elephant...More

Thank Nikhil P
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