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To the southern side of the Hemakuta hill on the banks of Tungabhadra Nadi, is the ancient Mula Virupaksh Shiva Mandir of Parvati Pati/ Pampa pati
Virup = furious, aksha = eyes.
#VirupakshMandir #Hampi
Virupaksh is Swayambhu.
Ravan in Tretayug asked Shiva to come with him to Lanka, Shiva gave him Shivling saying it shouldn’t be put on ground before reaching Lanka, Ravan en route put it down for a moment & couldn’t move it again.
Its here that Sita ji dropped her ornaments.
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Rani Lokamahadevi re built the Mul #VirupakshMandir in 740
Chalukyan & Hoysala rajas built it into a huge one
Nayak Lakkan Dandesha under Prauda Deva Raya of #Vijayanagar added to it.
Krishnadevaraya restored & further decorated it.
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