Hampi- The Story Through Pictures- Part 2

In our previous post , we covered some of the magnificent and elegant temples and views of Hampi. In this photo blog we do more of the same where we cover a few more breathtaking idols and sites of Hampi. We are sure you will be pleased with what we have for you here….

LAKSHMI NARASIMHA AND THE SHIVA LINGA

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Lakshmi Narasimha seated on Adishesha, the sacred guardian snake of Vishnu

 

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The Shiva linga at the Badaviling Temple

 

THE ROYAL ENCLOSURE

The Great Platform or the Mahanavami Dibba

A stunning stone platform within the royal enclosure. This was the arena where the King of Vijayanagara celebrated the Dushera festival. Sadly it is in ruins now.

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Mahanavami Dibba- 

 

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Stepped Tank

 

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Yellow flowers blooming despite the heat in Hampi

The Elephant stables

Home to the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. One of the few structures that survived the damage when the Mughals attacked Hampi causing the downfall of the Vijayanagara empire.

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Elephant Stables

 

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VITTHALA TEMPLE-

This temple is located in the north-eastern part of Hampi on the banks of the Tungabadra river. It is one of the main attractions of Hampi and famed for the iconic stone chariot and intriguing musical pillars that visitors are greeted with as they enter this temple.

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View of the Temple from the main entrance

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A famed iconic Stone Chariot 

Hope you have enjoyed our story of Hampi through these photographs as we explored and relished the rich history of the Vijayanagara empire through the ruins that we are left with. We do hope that these stories will inspire you to go and visit the beautiful Hampi along the banks of the picturesque Tungabhadra river.

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