Balakrishna Temple
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columbus1964
Bengaluru, India354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a temple which often gets missed when Hampi is mentioned, but its a hidden gem. Its worth a visit and with the huge expanse of market in front, one can only imagine its grandeur in old days. The carvings are excellent and spend some quality time. Notice a huge stone collection box opposite temple. Gives an indication to the richness of the temple. As the place is hardly crowded
Written January 2, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
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Nov 2019
The Balakrishna Temple is one of the best temples of the Hampi archeological complex. As soon as you enter the temple grounds, the tower just strikes you as an impressive work of art with numerous carvings depicting the many incarnations of Vishnu. The interiors of the temple also has a series of very striking colonnades where many of the columns are richly decorated too.

It’s a pity there is restoration work ongoing at this temple, but it’s still worth it for what you can see.
Written November 15, 2019
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paintergurl
High Point, NC277 contributions
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Apr 2016
I was so impressed with this World Heritage Site. Exquisite temples and the layout of the site goes on forever. I was only there to see the highlights that could be seen in 5-6 hours with a personal guide. But I was left with memories of a breathtaking nature--- my imagination as an artist was inflamed by the stories the guide told us of the origins of this historical ruin. You must add it to your bucket list, especially if you are in India to see the Taj and Jaipur etc. No visit to India is complete without seeing Hampi.
Written April 12, 2016
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shree g
Pune339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
The temple houses the icon of Balkrishna brought from Udayagiri (Odisha) by King Krishnadevaraya. It is dated to 1513 CE. The temple complex is built in Panchayatana style with two enclosures. with the sanctum, a vestibule, pillaried pavilions and halls. In addition, there is a kitchen and a store. The temple walls are carved with depictions of the Bhagvatha, the story of Lork Krishna's life and times. The pillars of the Mahamantapa has sculpted depictions of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The main entrance leads out to a 500 m street bazaar and a sacred watre tank to the east
Written February 10, 2016
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Asagaya-Sura
Bengaluru, India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
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....
Written January 29, 2014
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Roson1602
Pune, India117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
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.. doesnt take much time to roam around the temple but feels good to just sit and feel the place...
Written January 1, 2014
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Monika A
Bengaluru, India125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
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.
Written September 12, 2013
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The Balakrishna Temple is one of the best temples of the Hampi archeological complex. As soon as you enter the temple grounds, the tower just strikes you as an impressive work of art with numerous carvings depicting the many incarnations of Vishnu. The interiors of the temple also has a series of very striking colonnades where many of the columns are richly decorated too.
It’s a pity there is restoration work ongoing at this temple, but it’s still worth it for what you can see.
Situated opposite Krishna Bazaar, it is one the 4 most important bazaars of old Hampi along with bazaar at Vitthala temple, Virupaksha temple & Achyutaraya temple. Entrance is free.
The temple walls are carved with depictions of the Bhagwat Gita and the Puranik stories of the life of Lord Krishna. The most exquisite carving in limestone surmount the massive carved granite columns and lintels . The detailed images of victorious battles and fantastic beasts really are wonderful. This temple was an unexpected highlight of Hampi for me.
Apparently, there is a water tank is on the other side of the road but we did not go there.
Not an active temple, so no need to take your shoes off.
For a detailed itinerary of a 7-Day trip to Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami & Jog Falls near Shimoga from Bangalore, feel free to visit the Links tab on my profile on TripAdvisor.
Written December 21, 2021
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Arun
Kochi (Cochin), India597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
It is a Krishna Temple located near the entrance of Hampi and during my visit, the temple was undergoing some renovation works.
Written March 17, 2018
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nilaseventy
pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
the Krishna temple is about a kilometer away from the Virupaksha temple, it is also known as the Balakrishna temple , the idol of child krishna is no longer in the sanctum. -it is in a chennai museum.The outer wall shows the ten avatars of the deity Vishnu.Most of the temple is in ruins and was being renovated,This temple was built likely for the royal ladies' - who were the followers of Vishnu .
Written November 24, 2017
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