Hampi

The village of Hampi is a site of Hindu pilgrimage and the location of the former capital city of the Vijayanagara empire. Its temples and ruins are a World Heritage Site collectively known as The Group of Monuments at Hampi. The Monuments can generally be grouped into three sections; the Sacred Centre, the Riverside Ruins and the Royal Centre. The Sacred Centre The focal point of the Sacred Centre is the Virupaksha Temple. Hampi’s history as a Hindu holy site dates to about the 7th century – long before the empire took hold – though it has been…

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