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Balakrishna Temple

Bellary District, Hampi 583239, India
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Hampi
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 26, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Another small gem in the Royal enclosure. One can easily imagine cooling off under its roof 500 years ago.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

beautiful big temple complex dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple gopuram is in bad ruined form and restoration work is under progress. The temple has one inner praharam. In front of the temple is again a huge bazar. At the end of the bazar is the temple tank. It was absolutely calm and we were walking hearing our own foot... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Good temple which is undergoing some renovation work now.........don't miss the Dasavatarams ( 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu ) an arch near the main gate, this also includes Kalki Avatar which is a rare sight....

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

One of the best temples in Hampi,.. off course again with no idols as no temples in Hampi will have idols except Virupaksha.. The temple is grand and beautiful.. You can sit there for hours as its a quite place... They seem to be doing some restoration work these days... Beautiful carvings, and a very nice place to spend sometime..... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The gopuram and other top portions of the temple are made up of bricks. Though they have stood the test of time, they are withering away. A quiet place (compared to other attractions at Hampi) The pushkarini and market outside temple are good. Apparently, diamonds, gold and silver were sold in these markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

zoom ur camera lensed=s to those pyramidal tops on temple walls (called gopurams), notice the intricate carvings, imagine them all in colors 300 years back & watch the temple come alive for you.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

History can be glorious and devastating. The temple once grand and magnificent was trashed to the spoils of war and ego. It is away from the busy life of Hampi, but well worth the rest and quiet. I was one of a few people there in the early morning and loved thinking what life must have been like at a... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Main gopuram is said to be the masterpiece of vijayanagara architecture which has earned the warth of invaders the heartless people didn't spare any thing in the temple which is now more or less a deserted. The main diety bala krishna which was installed (no longer present) was taken from Odihsa by vijayanagara kings and around the sanctum the... More

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