Hampi – A Land of Cultural Crossfire

Hampi – A Land of Cultural Crossfire

We all grew up listening to the tales of witty Tenali Raman, who was one of the advisers of King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire; therefore, little needs to be said about the glory of his dynasty.

Hampi was one of the hotspots of Vijayanagara Empire and my guide claimed that it boasts of about 2300 temples and such a land now attracts tourists from all around the globe. 

On one side we have religious Indian families trying to attain sanctity and on the other, we have young globetrotters with their own idea of salvation. 

If this isn’t cultural crossfire I don’t know what is.  

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Badami Caves
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Badami Caves
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One of the most picturesque shrines I have laid my eyes upon, the Bhoothnath Temple.
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Bhoothnath Temple, Badami

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The Elephant Stable.  One may wonder how organized the government was back in the day..
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Vijaya Vittala Temple
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Vijaya Vittala Temple
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Vijaya Vittala Temple
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Pillars of Music – Each pillar sounds like one of the Sapthaswaras, the 7 primary notes that make up music.
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The mandatory water body north west of the temple, according to vedic vastu.
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That is all, folks!

Written and Photographed by Bharath Surendra

Bharath

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