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Sule Bazaar & Achyutaraya Temple
Halfway along the path from Hampi Bazaar to the Vittala Temple, a track to the right leads to deserted Sule Bazaar, which gives you some...
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The focal point of Hampi Bazaar is the Virupaksha Temple, one of the city’s oldest structures. The main gopuram (gateway tower), almost 50m high, was built in 1442, with a smaller one added in 1510. The main shrine is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Shiva.
If Lakshmi (the temple elephant) and her attendant are around, she’ll bless you on the forehead for a coin. The adorable Lakshmi takes her morning bath at 8.30am, just down the way by the river ghats.