The Virupaksha temple is located at the foot of the Hemakuta hill. It is the core of Hampi. Virupaksha temple contains shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Pampa. Generally speaking, this temple has an uninterrupted history from the day it was built. You have an opportunity to see the tall Virupaksha temple from many places in and around Hampi, yet this special view will be opened before your eyes from the most top of the Anjaneya hill where Monkey Temple is located.