The Vitthala Temple complex is a primary attraction of Vijayanagar empire. This temple complex alone is constructed as a huge Mantap surrounded by large pillars and Golden Chariot ahead. Hampi was the last capital of the great Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. There are over 1600 surviving remains, that includes shrines, forts, and memorial structures.
The ruins in Hampi now takes us through a journey of the sculptors and their figurines, patience of each artist to build such glorious stories in each stone. Each stone has virtues of men carved, some depict one virtue some depict many. Few stones had the God’s dancing, “Nataraj”, proudly known as Lord Shiva’s outburst in the form of dance, Ganesha with multiple musical instruments “The Musical Ganesha”. Our Kishkindha lord hanuman proudly steals the show with most of the stories revolving around him. The carvings are in vertical pillars, in circular ceilings and the arc high above.
So proud are we to witness such artists in play that with their art we are transformed to the time when the statues were carved, and these virtues were felt. The best part is these virtues like love, hate, the push and pull can still be felt in mankind and humans. While Generations pass between then and now, Mankind has the same feelings.