Location: Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India (15� 20' 9? N, 76� 27' 39? E)
Date: 28 November 2005; 5.00pm
Camera: Canon Ixus iZoom

Hampi in Karnataka is located in the ancient city ruins of Vijayanagara, capital of the 12th century empire of the same name. It is an important religious centre over the ages with the Virupaksha Temple being considered the most sacred. It is fully intact among the surrounding ruins and are still used in worship. The temple is dedicated to Shiva, known here as Virupaksha.

The village and the surrounding ruins is in an atmospheric setting with huge boulders strewn all over the ruins, in any direction one look. Some of these boulders and rocks are quite beautiful, being eroded over the years by the elements. Amongst such rocks are various ruins including carvings on rocks.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


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