This temple is part of Vijayanagara ruins, which is declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Inside the temple, there is an elephant you can feed and just for some rupees you will recive a blessing from her :)
Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi and has been considered the most sacred over the centuries. It is fully intact among the surrounding ruins and is still used in worship. The temple is dedicated to Shiva, known here as Virupaksha, as the consort of the local goddess Pampa who is associated by local mythology with the Tungabhadra River.
The temple is elaborated with decorative details and the shrine of Vitthala- Vishnu. It is made of granite. You'll see a stone charriot which is the vehicle of the god.
The 6.7 m tall monolith of Ugra Narasimha is worth seeing. The huge image is situated in the south of the Hemkuta group of temples that contains the Virupaksha Temple. The Narasimha is a seated four-armed figure under a canopy of a seven-hooded snake.
The temple built within rectangular complex is located at the heart of the royal centre. The temple dating back to early 15th century has intricately carved basalt pillars showcasing the incarnations of Shri Vishnu. Around the exterior walls of the hall are three rows of sculptures imaging the main events from the Ramayana.