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Festivals and Events in Hampi

The Hampi Festival is a state-sponsored cultural extravaganza, and the largest festival in Hampi and is generally held in the first week of November for three days.

Virupaksha Car Festival is the largest religious festival in Hampi, and is celebrated in March / April and features an impressive procession of the God and Goddess in a giant wooden chariot across Hampi town.

Purandaradasa Aradhana is a classical musical festival held in honour of the ancient poet Purandaradasa who lived in Hampi, this festival is held over 2-3 days in January or February.

Dassehra and Diwali are pan-Indian festival. Both festivals are celebrated with great fanfare in Hampi in October – November. There are special ceremonies at the Virupaksha temple and a grand procession in which the temple elephant too participates.


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