28 September 2022

Veerabadra Temple

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The temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in Hampi. The temple is associated with the culture of ancient days and arts f Indian architecture. Sati, she was the daughter of God Daksha; she wanted to marry with Lord Shiva. However, the kind do not like the marriage with Shiva.

Once King Daksha invited everyone but God did not invite to Sati and Shiva. After that Sati goes in the occasion and Daksha sheds abuses a lot to Lord Shiva Sati suicides jumping into the fire that was burning at the venue. When Lord Shiva came to know about this sad news, he got furious with Daksha.

He threw the piece of matted hair of his hair on the ground with anger. At this action furious demon Veerabhadra and Kali Goddess come at once. Finally, he was killed however, at the appeal of god Shiva offers to replace the head of Daksha as Goat in this way Daksha got his life again with goat head.

People believe that Veerabhadra was an image of Shiva and Kali. Later Sati became as Parvati and remarriages with Shiva. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi has many clues of having the existence of cults. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi is called also Muddu Veeranna. It has a very old story as Virupaksha temple at the brink of the river.

The temple has the idle of Veerabhadra 3.6 mtr high. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi has the main deity over here. The idol is engraved and carved. However; it has four arms with arrow, bow, sword and shield, having the warrior nature this also made the Uddana Veerabhadra temple tourist attractions. There is also a small statue of Daksha that is kept nearby.

The idols of both illustrate the previous story and have the tourist attractions in Hampi. The priest of the temple belongs to the Lingayath Community. Inside the temple, no one can have the photos. It is beautiful where the Veerabhadra is being worshipped. It gave Uddana Veerabhadra temple tourist attractions.

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