Monolithic Bull

Monolithic Bull

Locally known as Yeduru Basavanna or Nandi, this monolithic bull marks the east end of the Virupaksha Bazaar. The statue is housed in a twin storied pavilion built on an elevated platform. A heap of gigantic boulders behind the pavilion offers an interesting backdrop. Though partially mutilated and carved in a coarse style, this Nandi attracts visitor owing to its giant size.

Monolithic Bull pavilion Nandi is the mount of lord Shiva and it's symbolic that this one faces the Shiva shrine (Virupaksha Temple) located at the opposite end of the street, about a kilometer from it. At a little distance in front of the Nandi you can also spot a tall stone lamp post with metal spikes over it.

A flight of steps along the left side of the Nandi pavilion leads you to the Achyuta Raya's Temple located across the hill.

Monolithic Bull  
Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine

Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine

Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine

Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine

 
Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine at Hampi Bazaar

Location map for Monolithic Bull shrine