Hampi – A documentation in stone-2

In my previous post , you would have seen some fine works of great yesteryear artists of hampi. The archaeological survey of india lists out the following named places in hampi.

  1. Sasivekalu ganesha
  2. Vishnupada temple
  3. Kadalekalu ganesha
  4. Hemakuta temples
  5. Virupaksha temple
  6. Monolithic bull
  7. Veerabhadra temple
  8. Achyutaraya temple
  9. Courtesans street
  10. Water tank
  11. Yantrodhara anjaneya temple
  12. Kodandarama temple
  13. Varaha temple
  14. Vishnu temple1
  15. Vishnu temple2
  16. Narasimha temple
  17. Two storeyed gateway
  18. Kings balance
  19. Ruined gateway
  20. Vishnu temple3
  21. Purandara mandapa
  22. Inscribed Vishnu temple
  23. Vithala temple
  24. Shiva temple
  25. Water tank
  26. Kuduregombe mandapa
  27. Gejjala mandapa
  28. Talarigatta gate
  29. Krishna temple
  30. Badavalinga temple
  31. Lakshmi narasimha
  32. Sarasvati temple
  33. Chandikeshvara temple
  34. Uddhana virabhadra temple
  35. Underground siva temple
  36. Dannayaka enclosure
  37. Mohammadan watch tower
  38. Basement of palace
  39. Band tower
  40. Mosque
  41. Mint area
  42. Palace of vira harihara
  43. Noblemens quarters
  44. Pan-supari bazaar
  45. Pattanada yellama temple
  46. Zanana enclosure
  47. Water pavilion
  48. Treasury building
  49. Watch tower zanana
  50. Basement of queens palace
  51. Lotus mahal
  52. Watch tower zanana
  53. Ranga temple
  54. Guards quarters
  55. Elephants stable
  56. Parswanatha temple
  57. Jaina temple
  58. Sringarada hebbagilu
  59. Hazararama temple
  60. Stone aqueduct
  61. Royal enclosure
  62. Mahanavami dibba
  63. Stone door
  64. Kings audience hall
  65. Underground chamber
  66. Stepped tank
  67. Public bath
  68. Queens bath
  69. Bhojana sala
  70. Octagonal water pavilion
  71. Chandrasekhara temple
  72. Sarasvati temple
  73. Octagonal bath
  74. Ganigatti jaina temple
  75. Bhimas gateway
  76. Malyavanta Raghunatha temple
  77. Pattabhirama temple
  78. Water tank
  79. Domed gateway
  80. Shiva temple
  81. Mohammadan tomb and darga
  82. Stepped tank
  83. Anantashayana temple

Now do you think if you can completely sightsee hampi in a day or two? Definitely no. Apart from the above places which i call “named places” , there are many unnamed places which you you have to explore on yourn own.

There are many local tales about the region, mystery about how the place became so rich in such a short time and fell to its hands of invaders so shortly.

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stone canal

This stone canal diverts water from the nearby tunghabadra river. There are benches made of stone and plate shaped pieces removed from the stone. So thousand of people can eat and within few moments the plates can be washed by diverting water from the riverand again food can be served to the waiting queue. What a great idea?  But i cannot understand how such a small empire can do such big things like this. The population is also very less and how did they manage to build this city in such short span of time.

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Dancing stage

If the dancing stage was this big, how could the king and people enjoyed the show? Is it really a dancing stage or something else? Mystery surrounds? No answer.

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shiva linga

Water from a nearby source is diverted and the linga is continuously drenched with water. The siphon concept is well utlised in hampi and in many places water gushes through rocks. How did they manage to drill hole through rocks and control the water is another unanswered question.

So now  i will be visiting hampi again to get more answers(or new questions, who knows?)

see you soon.

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