Concluding Hampi

Posting some last remaining photographs:

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple close-up

Virupaksha Temple close-up

Mango Tree restaurant on the bank of Tungabhadra river

Mango Tree restaurant on the bank of Tungabhadra river

Sunset on the rocks

Sunset on the rocks

Hampi Carvings

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Carvings show women warriors

Carvings show women warriors

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Stone slab at Krishna Temple

Stone slab at Krishna Temple

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Signs of destruction in Hampi

Hampi is scattererd with half burnt structures – buildings that were destroyed by invaders, leaving only a few traces behind as reminders of the glorious structures that once stood there. Posting some snapshots.

Near Ugra Narasimha

Near Ugra Narasimha

At the underground temple

At the underground temple

At the zanana

On the way to zanana

At the zanana

At the zanana

Near underground temple

Near underground temple

At Vittala temple

At Vittala Temple

At Vittala Temple

At Vittala Temple

Hampi Assorted

I have some more pictures of Temples, but I can’t seem to remember the name 🙂 Even so, posting them here (This may have been Varaha Temple, but I’m just guessing here). Hampi is a wonderful place and I would definitely like to go back there sometime.

Also posting photographs from the Zanana, which housed the women’s quarters (for all the king’s wives and her lady companions)

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Inside Lotus Mahal

Inside Lotus Mahal, Zanana

Elephant Stables

Elephant Stables

Lotus Mahal

Lotus Mahal

Elephant Stables

Elephant Stables

Krishna Temple, Narasimha, Underground Temple at Hampi

Krishna temple was built by the king (Krishna Deva Raya) in 1513 AD to celebrate the conquest of the eastern kingdom of Udayagiri or Utkala (in the present day Oriya state)

Stone carvings at the Entrance

Stone carvings at the Entrance, Krishna Temple

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Krishna Temple

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Krishna Temple

Ugra Narasimha

Ugra Narasimha

Ugra Narasimha Statue is a statue of Laxmi Narasimha. The statue is carved out of a single block of stone.  It is 6.7 meters in height. This statue is an example of the brilliant architectural expertise that flourished during the yesteryears in this south Indian kingdom.

The underground temple in Hampi is dedicated to Lord Siva and was built many meters below ground level.

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Underground Temple

Wedding Mandap

Wedding Mandap