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Achyutaraya Temple

Located at the foot of the Matanga Hill, Achyutaraya Temple is a large temple complex built by an officer of the King Achyutaraya, Salakaraju Tirumaladeva. The temple features two enclosures, each marked by an entrance gopura. The presiding deity, ‘Tiruvengalanatha’ or Lord Venkateswara is positioned at the second enclosure of the temple. The shrine of Garuda is opposite to the temple. Goddess Devi, Parvati, is enshrined to the south west.

The main attraction is its ornately carved Kalyana Mantapa located in the northwestern corner of the outer enclosure. Its basement is decorated with the relief of elephants and the carvings on slender pillars feature erotic figures. The annual marriage ceremony of the deity is conducted here.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Bellary
Location: Hampi    


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