After the elephant stables, we drove a few minutes to reach two gigantic monoliths. Narasimha - the man-lion avatar of Vishnu, stands 6.7 meters tall, has a yogic belt around the knees and sits under a seven headed snake overlooked by a gargoyle.
Krishnadevaraya commissioned it in 1528, a year before he died.
The Badvalinga, about 3 meters tall was built in situ while the rest of the temple was built around it. The idol sits in water and has suffered some structural damage.