Shiva meets Parvati in disguised form and tries to discourage her, telling her Shiva's weaknesses and personality problems.

The site was an early medieval era pilgrimage place known as Pampakshetra.

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The closest railway station is in Hosapete (Hospet), 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) away.

During the winter, overnight buses and trains connect Hampi with Goa, Secunderabad and Bangalore.

The regional tradition believes that it is that place mentioned in the Ramayana, attracting pilgrims.

Emperor Ashoka's Rock Edicts in Nittur and Udegolan—both in Bellary district 269-232 BCE—suggest this region was part of the Maurya Empire during the 3rd century BCE.

Its fame came from the Kishkindha chapters of the Hindu epic Ramayana, where Rama and Lakshmana meet Hanuman, Sugriva and the monkey army in their search for kidnapped Sita.

The Hampi area has many close resemblances to the place described in the epic.

The armies of the Delhi Sultanate, particularly those of Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad bin Tughlaq, invaded and pillaged South India.

The Hoysala Empire and its capital Dvarasamudra in south Karnataka was plundered and destroyed in the early 14th century by the armies of Alauddin Khalji, The Kampili kingdom ended after an invasion by the Muslim armies of Muhammad bin Tughlaq.

Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the eastern part of central Karnataka near the state border with Andhra Pradesh.