Photonicyatra - Suchit Nanda Photography
This is the largest Linga in Hampi. Located next to the Lakshmi Narasimha statue the Linga is housed inside a chamber with an opening in the front. A close look on this icon can reveal three eyes (depicting the three eyes of Shiva) carved on it. Legend has it that this was commissioned by a peasant woman and hence the name (Badva means poor in local tongue).<br />
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The sanctum in which the Linga is installed is always filled with water as a water channel is made to flow through it.<br />
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Hampi, Karnataka is a world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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