Ranganatha Swamy temple, Anegundi, is located on the other side of river Thungabhadra from Hampi, Karnataka.
Built in 14th century CE, the Ranganatha Swamy temple is one of the early temples built by Vijayanagara kings.
The Mantapas have the typical Vijayanagara style pillars. Also seen are the lathe-turned, black basalt pillars, that are Chalukya / Hoysala style.
An ancient temple where time stands still!
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Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.
With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.
Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.
Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.
Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.
Hampi – it’s a living museum!