Hampi : An Immemorial Bliss

There are many historic cities in India, but there is eternal happiness where the past is wrapped in a unique style. I am talking about Hampi which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the city of Hosapete in east-central Karnataka, India. To visit Hampi, Hosapete is an ideal place to stay and eat too. Hampi is one but many stories. The city itself is a folklore jargon that has lasted for centuries. According to Ramayana, it was the Balinese King’s Empire named Kishkindha where Lord Rama came to find his wife, Sita when the Devil Ravana kidnapped her. More than that, Hampi is famous as the kingdom of King Krishna Deva Kingdom who ruled here in the 16th century. Even today, the Hampi ruins, which cover around 1,400 hectares of land, still show images of an empire that flourished and was illuminated during ancient times.

One can make beautiful paintings in his eyes from a blend of extraordinary landscapes that are filled with architectural advancements. Because mountains stand as boundary walls, they are stored in groups of monuments which are present on all sides of the Tungbhadra river. One

can’t measure the whole city in one visit. The ruins have more than that, not only the historical past but also to feel the calm that is present in the temple complex.

Hampi’s journey starts from the remnants of the corridor (curved galleries on both sides with a path in between) this city. In the past, crowded markets were filled with traders and traders from different boundaries who came here to trade.

These now ruined corridors lead directly to the entrance of the Vitthala Temple where the famous Hampi ratha exists, now is the mercy of the fifty Indian rupee record. More than that, this temple is decorated with musical pillars. It is believed that during the construction of the temple’s mandapa, artists hunted for stones that had music in them. Even today, their beautiful voice echoed throughout the Vitthala Temple.

Historically, it was believed that the fall of prosperity, wealth, and imperial infrastructure was an invasion of the Muslim Sultanate during the reign of king Aliya Rama Raya (1542-1565 AD). But who knows exactly the past. After seeing the giant statue of Narsimha that was damaged in one part and Shivlinga intact in another, it seems like the reason for the fall may have been the conflict between the Shaivites and the Vaishnavites.

Even today, Hampi’s past spells travelers with anesthetic. In addition, architectural and technological measures are still given the charisma of giant temples and powerful idol statues of the great Gods and Goddesses. I heard from travelers while they were gossiping that bicycles are a good way to get around Hampi because they are cheap, adventurous and less tiring.

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