Harihar Temple - Harihara Murti - Shiva and Vishnu Together as Single Idol



Harihar is an amalgamation of Hindu Gods Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) as a single murti (idol for worship). Harihar Temples are very rare. There is one temple dedicated to Harihar at Badrana in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India.

This particular murti at the Harihar Temple is made from black stone and is nearly 4.5 feet tall. The left side of the murti has symbols of Vishnu and the right side has symbols of Shiva.

The murti has four hands and the left side hands hold Shankh and Chakra – popular symbols of Vishnu.

The right side hand holds Trishul. The right part of the head of murti also holds a crescent moon.

Badrana is located about 55 km from Udaipur.

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