This is the largest festival at Hampi. Generally they are scheduled for 3 days during the first week of November. The celebrations typically packed with shows of music, dance puppet shows fireworks and a pomp procession as the grand finale showcasing the cultural richness of the place.
Held during the months of March or April (based on the local calendar), this is the largest religious festival in Hampi. The highlight is the procession along the main chariot street in Hampi. The image of the god & goddess is kept of the temple car which is the centre of the procession. The festival marks the annual ritual marriage of the god & goddess
PhalaPuja is the engagement ceremony of Shiva and Parvati. This festival is held at the Virupaksha temple in December to mark the ceremonial betrothal of the divine couple
This is a special festival earmarked for all Siva Temples in general. This nightlong religious offering is held at Virupaksha Temple.
Diwali is celebrated in Hampi in a grand way (usually in October). Noisy nights with firecrackers are the hallmark. Hampi Bazaar area is the epicenter of the celebrations. Visit Virupaksha temple to witness some special ceremonial functions during the evening. That includes a local procession where the temple elephant too participate.
Hampi is one of the best places to visit in South India for Holi celebrations. For two days, Hampi celebrates Holi with a sport of tones and shades. The vibrant environment, free-flowing colours, music, and dance create a wave that draws people from all over the world.
This is principally a classical musical festival held every year to commemorate the birthday of the ancient poet Purandaradasa who lived in Hampi. The 2-3 days long program is scheduled during the months of January or February. Purandaradasa Aradhana is a feast to the classical music enthusiasts.
Anjanadri Hill is considered to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman and Hanuman Jayanthi is a big celebration for the local flock.