Vitthala Temple of Hampi…A beautiful poetry! Where every stone pillar sing a legend of golden age, a temple without the God bless you with it’s immortal presence..!
Browsing: Vijayanagara Art
Vijayanagara (in present-day Karnataka) served as the capital of an immense empire from its foundation in C. 1350 to its destruction in 1565. The Vijayanagara rulers consciously promoted religion and culture, thereby incorporating into their capital a large variety of cults and religious traditions, not only Hindu but also Jaina and Islamic.
Vijayanagara architecture can be broadly classified into religious, courtly and civic architecture, as can the associated sculptures and paintings. The Vijayanagara style is a combination of the Chalukya, Hoysala, Pandya and Chola styles which evolved earlier in the centuries when these empires ruled and is characterised by a return to the simplistic and serene art of the past.
Rama Vitthala temple – name later given by archeological scholars. This north facing temple is located near the South Gopuram of the magnificent Vitthala temple campus
Major attraction of Hampi, Royal Elephant Stable! It is famous for it’s amazing 11 domes. Great example of Hindu-Islamic style of structures together.
Pattabhirama Temple of Hampi is unknown saga. Located off the tourist trail, large temple complex notable for its size and completeness with amazing gopuram.
Ganigitti Jain Temple is also known as Kunthunatha Jain Temple. This 13th century temple is an example of Vijayanagara art with Chalukyan influence.
Goddess of Learning. Saraswathi Temple is less crowded marvel of Hampi. Ruined temple is standing silently with some carvings and many signs of past glory.
Amazing carved pillars of Kuduregombe Mantapa attracts tourists. It is placed on the way to famous Vitthala Temple of Hampi.
Queen’s bath is Royal bath for Royal families of Vijayanagara, the citadel. Amazing place with lush green lawn in front. The first structure of Royal Center.
A place for Royal women. Lotus Mahal is highlight of Zenana Enclosure of Hampi. Amazing piece of architecture and place to hangaround.
A monolithic Badavi Linga is largest Shiva Linga in Hampi. Calm and simple shrine of Badavi Linga is always full of water. Placed near Lakshmi Narasimha.