Situated northeast of Hampi, Vijaya Vittala Temple is dedicated to Vittala, an aspect of Lord Vishnu. With the most extravagant architecture and exceptional craftsmanship, the temple is the main attraction of Hampi. Words fail to explain the elegance, grandeur and the splendor of the temple. The sprawling campus of the temple resembles a town featuring many halls, gateway towers, pillared pavilions and compound wall.
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The front of the temple features a stone chariot, which is one of the three famous chariots in India. The chariot is actually a shrine dedicated to the Eagle god, Garuda. The main hall opens out to the maha mandapam, which has the most fascinating and famous part of the temple—the musical pillars. Carved out of a single rock, each of the massive pillars emits a different musical tone. The pillars have been damaged by the British, who cut the pillars to check what was responsible for producing the sound. The temple has spectacular carvings and sculptures. History buffs and architecture lovers should certainly visit the Vijaya Vittala temple in Hampi.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT HAMPI
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