Vitthala Temple, Hampi
Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Find the spiritual heart of the city in ruins at Vitthala Temple, a well-preserved part of the ancient metropolis. Believed to date back to the 16th century, the Vijayanagara temple honored Vittala, a form of Vishnu. The complex has become famous for its particularly decorative and unusual features, including a stone chariot with rotatable wheels (now cemented down to prevent damage) and clusters of pillars designed to make the sound of various musical instruments when struck. Put Vitthala Temple into our Hampi vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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So as the history is being kept as it was the vithala temple is the mark of victory for the kings and their kingdom. This temple is unique for its pillars which make different sounds when tapped on. T... read more »
This is an example of getting stuck between the devil and the deep sea as I found nothing great about the complex. Having said that, it is unthinkable to go to hampi and not visit here as it has the s... read more »
One look at spread out Hampi & Vitthala temple complex in particular & you can imagine the grandeur that would have been associated with it during the height of its fame. Beautifully carved pillars & ... read more »
Mind blowing sculptures. The only place in hampi where I would suggest one hire a guide. There are many unique features like sculptures of Chinese and European traders which we usually miss as we don't expect it there and much more.
I have visited this place .Amazing architecture during those times. The sounding pillars is main part of this temple. Really hampi is an amazing place to be visited.
Vittala temple complex is definitely the main attraction of Hampi - it is a testimony to the stupendous architectural achievements of the Vijayanagara era. It is home to one of the only three stone chariots in India. Also, the nritya mahal (a separate building for dance and other recreational activities) is also interesting for the use of acoustics to generate different melodies from the stone pillars - this goes to show how advanced the civilization was! It is recommended to hire a guide (300 INR as of 2015) to get a better understanding of this historical site.
Awesome architecture and archeological department is doing its best to preserve this ancient marvel. Must see place in Hampi. Take a guide who are available near temple for better understanding of the place.
its a very good temple you can see best view from here.
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