Also known as the Pampapathi temple, it is the most famous temple in Hampi and dates back to the 7th century. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has beautifully carved walls, each telling a mythological story. The temple houses a shrine for Virupaksha and another for Sage Vidyaranya. Virupaksha Temple is an important shrine for worshippers of Lord Shiva. It is located on the south banks of Tungabhadra. The Temple, ever since its inception in 7th Century AD has never had a non-functional day, making it one of the oldest temples in an uninterrupted run in India.