Ugra Narasimha Statue, Hampi is a statue of Laxmi Narasimha. The statue is carved out of a single block of stone. This single stone structure of Lord Narasimha is a major Tourist Attraction in Karnataka and is considered to be an important Monument in Karnataka. The Ugra Narasimha Statue is located to the south of Hampi. The Statue of Ugra Narasimha, Hampi is 6.7 meters in height. The Ugra Narasimha at Hampi is placed on the top of the Hemkunta Hills. This statue of Ugra Narasimha Statue in Hampi is an example of the brilliant architectural expertise that flourished during the yesteryears in this south Indian kingdom. This brilliant piece of sculpture attracts people from far and wide.
Ugra Narasimha Statue in Hampi was made in the year 1528 during the reign Krishnadevaraya. Description
The Ugra Narasimha Statue in Hampi in Karnataka in India portrays an angry and ferocious expression of the Lord Narasimha with Goddess Laxmi sitting on his lap. The Ugra Narasimha Statue at Hampi is an image of Lord Narasimha, where the lord has been depicted with large bulging eyes and a broad chest. The sculpture projects Lord Narasimha in the half man and half lion incarnation. The image depicts the Lord Narasimha sitting on the coils of Shesha Naga, guarded by lions on all sides. This statue shows the seven heads of Shesha Naga arching over Lord Narasimha as a shade. This idol projects the ferocious facet of Lord Vishnu. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the idol of the Goddess Laxmi had fallen off, which was later recovered and is now kept at the Kamalapura Museum.
When the Ugra Narasimha Statue in Hampi was restored, some features were added to the stone sculpture to make it more firm and stable. Fortunately, the restoration work of the statue has not hampered the original brilliance of the statue. People in thousands still flock in, everyday, to the spot to see the magnificent sculpture that reflects the rich artistic heritage of India.