What a day today! 😍😍😍
Got up sharp 6 am, had walk to nearby tea shop and had a morning tea. While having breakfast met a German guy who was here from last 1 month. Had some quality conversations with him. This guy has left his job after saving some money for himself and now he just travels all around the world, I wish I could do the same 😁.
We left for the big day towards Humpi. On the way to Hampi from Sanapur a bridge build of cubical rocks which has collapsed but still looks too grand. Got a guide who spoke Marathi which added to our joy. We started with the Vithal temple, a master piece of stone sculptures 🙏🙏🙏. Sabha mandap, Dhwani mandap, Lagna mandap have all sorts of stone carvings from Kamasutra to God and goddesses. The pillars of the Dhwani mandap produce a sound when you got them using your thumbs 😍. Main attraction of this place is the charriot, the same is printed on the new 50rs note 😊. Chariot is kind of replica from Konark temple. The area covered by this temple is huge. The guide told us a saying "Humpe ghumna to pair mein takat huna" we realized this in the afternoon when we were completed exhausted 😁.
Out of curiosity I asked the guide "why are these Kamasutra sculptures here in the temple" he smiled and said "this was a part of sex education in those days", this shows how civilized these people were 500 years ago 😊. The walls of this temple also depict mangolian/Arabic traders who came here to sell horses. The idols of god's are mostly carved out of stones from river bank of Tungabhadra as these are soft and have long life 😊.
Next we visited the Rajawada which had a Step well. This has a artistic symmetry which will just make you a fan of this place 😍. This well also had a cannel system attached. Altogether this well was a public bath place and also used to water sports as per the guide.
The lotus Mahal was for the Queens. This Mahal has water pipes inside walls to keep this Mahal cool, I was just amazed seeing such an imagination and architecture 500 years ago 😊🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏. Exactly behind this was the area where elephants used to be parked. Even these have an artistic touch, I just wondered each and everything here was built in a very very artistic way 🙏🙏🙏.
HazarRama temple which means 1000 Ram's. This temple was meant for the royal family of Devrai. Entire Ramayana is carved beautifully on the walls of this temple. We were confused what to click and what not to 😁.
Huge Shivalinga, Narsimha and Ganpati idols carved out of single stones. These idols are more than 12 feet high 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Finally saw sunset from Matanga hill with the top view of Viruppaksha temple
If you want to see each and every spot in Humpi which have 86 spots, needs a total of 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours 😁. Even though I am not a big fan of sculptures and art work but still what a place can't get enough from this 😍😍😍😍. Still I wonder if the stones could speak and tell us their stories and the golden era they experienced 😊😊