Monday, May 27, 2013

Badavalinga Temple - Hampi

This is located right next to the Lakshmi Narasimha monolith.( see previous post for pics & details). This is a large 3 meters high Siva Linga - also a monolith carved out in situ out of a single rock.The large circular pedestal or yone pitha remains in a bed of water. Legend has it that it was commissioned by a poor woman. The sanctum chamber is a rock, brick & mortar structure.The water source appears to be an underground stream flowing through the sanctum. Can you spot the three eye mark in the linga in the last picture ?

17 comments:

  1. Yes, i can see it! Cheers to a lovely new week!

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  2. I see the three eyes. Wish we could see the structure that exists below the waterline.

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  3. Lovely pictures. Finally managed to get my feeds up and running again by shifting to Feedly.

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  4. Thanks for the information! Badava means a poor person!

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  5. Lovely captures. I remember seeing this caged Shiv linga couple of years back when i visited Hampi.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/05/nagaon-beach-mini-goa.html

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  6. Very interesting... and I spotted the eyes :)

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  7. The Shiva Linga has been beautifully sculptured. Photograph is excellent. Seems like an imported camera from the States at the time of your visit :-)

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  8. Its beautiful. Makes me want to visit Hampi.

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  9. Yes I Spotted That!!
    But it seems that third eye is also open, Which We Usually Can't See.

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