A hermit seeks alms at the entrance of a temple in Hampi

Hampi is largely a Hindu city with most of the population being worshippers of Lord Shiva (Shivites) or of Lord Vishnu (Vaishnavites). They have a deep-rooted faith in their religion. Most of them are agriculturists owing to the fertility of the land on the banks of the river Tungabhadra.

This small town is not very densely populated. It has less than 3000 people living here. Most of the population here is Kannada speaking, however, one may find a few Telugu speaking families, owing to its proximity to the Andhra Pradesh border.