Vighnantaka Vinayaka is a sanctuary devoted to Lord Ganesh. The sanctuary reveres the man-headed icon of Lord Vinayaka, rather than the elephant-headed one. Vighnantaka Vinayaka murdered the evil spirit Gajamukhasura. There is a sanctum revering Lord Muruga. The engineering style of the Mahadwar, Prakar and Mukh-Mandap of the sanctuary is that of the Vijayanagar time. There are 24 segments around 12 ft high, in the Mukh-Mandap. The Navrang is 20 sq. ft.
Hampi does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Hubli Airport.
The nearest railhead from Hampi is Hospet that is at a distance of 13 km. Taxis can be hired to reach the desiresd destination Hospet is well connected to major cities and towns and some of them are Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa etc.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Hampi.
Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka,
Pincode – 583239.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.