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Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka, India



Prasanna Virupaksha is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Hampi Bus Station
1.7 KM 08049596666
Hampi Junction
11.9 KM 139
Jindal Vijaynagar Airport
35.5 KM ‎91-836-2237921


Temple was built many meters below the ground level Hence, it is famous as Underground Shiva Temple. It is not just an underground temple but it lies under water, the inner portions of the shrine is always filled with water. According to one theory, it is the water of Tungabhadra river that flows inside through a canal. sanctum of the temple remains submerged in water throughout the year and one has to walk almost 20 meters through 2 feet water to reach the room with Lord Shiva statue. The Prasanna Virupaksha temple has been constructed following the Vijayanagara style of architecture. The temple is a simple and beautiful structure that is located inside a large courtyard surrounded by an enclosure wall. There is a water canal in the courtyard of the temple. This Underground Shiva temple has a flat roofed main tower. There are steps leading from the main tower to the main pillared hall of the temple. The temple has a garbhagriha along with an antarala. The temple also has an aradha mantapa and a maha mantapa. The maha mantapa has pillared corridors that combine with the pillared mukha mantapa. This makes for a huge pillared frontal mantapa. The frontal mantapa also has a dhwaja stambha that protrudes through the rooftop. The pillars of the temple are simple and austere in appearance, unlike the carved and engraved pillars found in most temples of Hampi. An inscription on a slab in a mantap records of grant to temple by Sri Krishnadevaraya in 1513 on the occasion of his coronation.


Prasanna Virupaksha temple dates back to the 14 century A.D.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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