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If your lucky

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
sealcoater
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Miami, Florida
A real performer

The elephant is supposed to be the living diety at the Virupaksha Temple. Lakshmi is well trained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Payal G
,
Mumbai
via mobile
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Hampi Temple, Hampi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank sealcoater
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed March 17, 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
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Reviewed March 14, 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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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Location : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Just as you remove your footwear, clear your dues for camera and basic checking you enter the temple. On left there is this jumbo yet loveable Lakshmi (Elephant). You feel sad seeing the space in which is it accommodated being...More

Thank svakiya
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

You can paid to feed an elephant which cannot move, because he's stuck in a very small place... That just horrible.....

1  Thank Eva M
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I can't believe that its been added as attraction, its just a trained elephant used to collect money like the ones used in circus by the selfish people who treat them as objects.

Thank Jayram G
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Children would be excited to see her. She also gives blessings after you Pay ₹10 to mahavat. Our guide told us that she is 28 year young :)

Thank atimak
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Such a pleasure to be so close to this magnificent animal. Felt bad to pay 10 rupee to receive a blessing from an elephant but frankly I don't care and we even went back.

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a peak look on Lakshmi ji at Virupaksha Temple complex...Lakshmi ji is blessing everyone who offered her food...usually in all the temples elephants were trained to give blessings when we offer them money...but Lakshmi ji is against to this policy..she built her own policy....More

Thank Durga S
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