Part of the prestigious Monumental Legacy series, his book introduces readers to the regional, historic, artistic and archaeological associations of the magnificent world of Hampi, which became a vibrant centre of religion and culture during the Vijayanagara rule in the mid-fourteenth century.
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Anegondi antechamber Archaeological architecture Bahmani sultanate boulders built Bukka capital carved chariot-street colonnade columns courtesy Vijayanagara Research courtly courtyard Deccan dedicated deity Devaraya Drawing courtesy Vijayanagara enclosure wall epigraphical festival fortifications Ganesha gateway goddess gopura granite Guntakal Hampi Hampi bazaar Hampi village Hanuman Harihara Hemakuta hill Hindu Hospet Hubli hundred-pillar hall India inscription irrigated Jaina temple Kamalapuram Karnataka kilometres king Krishna Temple Krishnadevaraya Lakshmana linga Lotus Mahal Mahanavami Platform Malyavanta mandapa Matanga Matanga Hill metres monolithic monuments Narasimha octagonal outer Pampa pavilion pillars principal shrine Queen's Bath Rama Ramachandra temple Ramayana rangamandapa religious river road royal centre sacred centre sanctuary Sangama sculptures Shiva side Sita sixteenth century small shrines structures Sugriva superstructure tank Tiruvengalanatha Temple Complex tourist Tungabhadra urban core Vaishnava Vali Vijayanagara period Vijayanagara Research Project Virabhadra Virupaksha temple Virupaksha temple complex Vishnu Vitthala temple World Heritage worship Zenana Enclosure