Sunday, 25 June 2017

UDDANA VIRABHADRA TEMPLE – HAMPI RUINS, A HERITAGE VISIT

..... a continuation post to Krishna Temple 
19th June 2017.
This temple is very close to monolithic Lakshmi Narasimhar temple facing north. This is one of the living temples in Hampi Ruins, dedicated to Sri Virabhadra a form of Lord Shiva also called as Muddanna or Mudu Viranna by the locals. Moolavar is called as Uddana Virabhadra standing 3.6 metes tall with 4 arms. Virabhadrar holds arrow, Khadga ( dragger ), bow and shield. The small image of Dhaksha woth goat’s head stands on the right side of Sri Virabhadrar. As per the inscriptions the moolavar Mudu Viranna was installed by Dalavayi Jangamayya in 1545 AD in the reign of Tuluva Dynasty.

The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, an antarala and  a sabhamantapa. The Nandhi is installed in antarala and also Uma maheswari, Ganesha and a unique lingam called Sarvanga Linga.

In addition to this there are three hero stones on front of Deppa sthambam, of these two nos are in worship.

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 Hero stones

  
Hero stones
...... To be continued Sri Chandikeswarar Temple .

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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