Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, getting Facelift

Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the main temple in Hampi. It is an important temple because, since its inception in the 7th century AD the temple has been functioning uninterruptedly. That makes Virupaksha Temple one of the oldest functioning temples in India. The temple is in news now as it is getting a facelift.
Virupaksha Temple 1The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is giving a chemical wash to the outer stone wall of this ancient Temple. That the gopuram (temple tower) had lost its sheen was quite obvious for the past many years. When I visited in 2010, almost 5 years back, the stains of dust was very evident. Here and there on the façade there were black patches.

The chemical wash should restore its glorious look. And the whole process is estimated to take a couple of months. By December Virupaksha Temple will have a brand new look, why not plan a visit then?
Virupaksha Temple 2You can read more about this here.

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7 Responses

  1. ladyfi says:

    Lovely shots! And congrats on your own domain!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I hope the facelift restores the beauty of this very old spot. Wow. That is quite old.

    Here’s my Wordless Wednesday!

  3. Jeevan says:

    Great temple and amazing functioning period! Excellent capture on the temple tower… But i get clear pictures only by clicking on it. along the post it looks blur

    Good move from blogspot to .com 🙂

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Thanks Jeevan for the feedback on the pics. Still learning to work with wordpress. I will look into that.

  4. Anupam Chakraborty says:

    I have not visited Hampi yet. Will surely remember about it whenever I go there. Nice capture of the temple.

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