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понедельник, 4 августа 2008 г.

Kadalekalu Ganapathi temple



Kadalekalu Ganapathi temple
Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪೆ, Telugu: హంపి, Hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. The name is derived from Pampa, which is the old name of the Tungabhadra River on whose banks the city is built. Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara empire. Possibly predating the city of Vijayanagara, this village continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple.
The village of Hampi contains several other monuments belonging to the
old city. It extends into some of the old ceremonial streets of
Vijayanagara. As the village is at the original centre of Vijayanagara,
it is sometimes confused with this ruined city. The Vijayanagara ruins
are listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]