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Vittala Temple

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The most famous part about Hampi


Inside the temple Vijayavittala, you'll find Hampi, the most famous building. This statue is a shrine built in the form of car, where according to Hindu mythology, Garuda is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. The float is built with many giant granite blocks but the union of the blocks is perfectly hidden behind the carvings decorating the cart. In front of the chariot two elephants appear to be pulling the cart. These elephants replaced two horses that were carved in the same position. The tails and the rear legs of horses can still be seen behind the elephants.


The famous temple of Hampi


This is probably the most famous of all the Hampi ruins. Much of its merit is owed to the [poi = 672 601] carriage stones [/ poi] sculpture inside the temple. Another remarkable feature of the temple is the musical pillar: Each of the pillars supporting the roof of the main temple is supported by a musical instrument. These seven pillars, when struck, imitate the 7 notes of the corresponding instrument.

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