Known as Badavi Linga, the Shiva Linga shown in the image is relatively large and not associated with any temple and is situated next to the statue of Lakshmi Narasimha.
Legend has it that a poor peasant woman was responsible for building this beautiful sculpture. Over the years, it was associated with this woman and became known as Badavi Linga. Note that in Kannada, Badavi means poor woman.
As you can see, the Linga is housed in a stone enclosure with an opening at the top and in front. Notice the water at the bottom. This water is from the canal running underneath the structure.
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