Krishna temple is considered to be one of the largest temples in Hampi. This temple is made of typical Vijayanagara style. It has two prakaras or courtyards with high walls. One can also see various carvings on the walls and steps.
This temple was built by the king Krishnadevaraya to celebrate the conquest of the eastern kingdom of Udayagiri. The main idol installed in the temple was the figure of Balakrishna (Lord Krishna as infant) and now the idol is preserved in the state museum at Chennai.
Hampi was once the seat of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. It is situated on the southern banks of Tungabhadra River at Hospet village in Belleri district, Karnataka state, India.