Dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Pampadevi, this is the only temple here that is still used for worship. Parts of the temple predate the Vijayanagara empire. The temple, with its nine storied gopuram, towers above the other structures at Hampi. The ceiling of the Ranga Mantapa is beautifully painted with scenes from the epics and Puranas.
How to Reach :
Daily flights are available between Jindal Vijayanagar Airport ( 38 Kms from Hampi ) to Bengaluru and Hyderabad under UDAAN Scheme. Flights are also available to Hubballi Airport which is 150 Kms away from Hampi.
Hosapete is the nearest railway station which is 12 Kms away from Hampi. Daily trains are available from Hubli and Guntakal junctions to Hosapete.
Ballari District is well connected by Bus through state highway and National Highway. Buses are available to all major cities of karnataka from ballari ( 65 Kms from Hampi ) and Hosapete (12 Kms from Hampi).