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Virupaksha Temple at Hampi – An Architectural Marvel

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The Virupaksha temple is one of the most important structures located amongst the ruins at Hampi. Hampi is about  12kms from the town of Hospet in Karnataka State.  Hospet is about 419 kms from Bangalore by train. The ruins of Hampi have been accorded the status of the UNESCO World Heritage site and are under the protection and maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple has surprisingly survived destruction in the hands of the invaders since the battle of Talikota in the 16th century when many of the monuments were systematically destroyed or defaced by the invading armies.  Today,…

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Ganesh Temples at Hampi

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Hampi -“The Lost World” or “The Lost Empire “or “The World Forgotten” whichever way you call it the place is replete with structures of amazing architectural beauty that defies description. Had been to Hampi to see the magnificent structures and the architecture of the Vijaynagara Empire now spread over an area of approximately 350. sq. kms. It would be impossible to cover this place in a matter of a few days that we spent there. This is a World Heritage site and thanks to the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) who is maintaining and guarding this place assiduously.  Had it…

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