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Hampi, the seat of the viyanagara empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. The empire reigned supreme under Krishnadevaraya. The Vijayanagara empire stretched over at least three states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. All thats left of this empire is the runis at Hampi. Hampi ruins are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The stone chariot here is of great fame. Its stone wheels, each shaped in the form of a lotus, are capable of revolving. Temple chariots are often mobile reproductions of a temple. The stone chariot here is in turn a static version of the mobile temple chariot. It represents the creativity of the sculptors.

The feel for the place can be had from the panorama from World heritage site.
http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/in/hampi/vittala_stoneChariot.html

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  • Copyright: aneez ahmed (zeena) (29)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-08
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Camera: Canon A80
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/403 seconds
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 16:45
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