It is a piece of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, assigned an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sanctuary is committed to Virupaksha, a type of Shiva. The sanctuary was worked by Lakkan Dandesha, a nayaka chieftain under the ruler Deva Raya II of the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi, capital of the Vijayanagara domain, sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Virupaksha Temple is the principle focus of journey at Hampi, and had been viewed as the most consecrated haven throughout the hundreds of years. It is in place among the encompassing vestiges is as yet utilized as a part of love . The sanctuary is devoted to Lord Shiva, referred to here as Virupaksha, as the partner of the neighborhood goddess Pampadevi who is related with the Tungabhadra River. There is likewise a Virupakshini Amma sanctuary mother goddess in a town called Nalagamapalle, Chittoor area, Andhra Pradesh, roughly 100 km from Tirupati.