Hampi and Vijayanagar
" If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi"
Saint Vidyaranya established the seat of
Vijayanagara empire in 1336 A.D, with the help of his devotee disciples
Hakka and Bukka. The empire later became famous for its
support towards renovation/reconstruction of temples through out India. It
also became renowned for re-establishment of Indian culture, its support for
music, art and literature. With the prime purpose of caring for the people
and their welfare, this empire stretched physically covering Karnataka,
Andhra and Maharashtra and became a by-word for golden rule.
HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA empire
was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several
states. The empire reigned supreme under Krishnadevaraya, the Emperor. The
Vijayanagara empire stretched over at least three states - Karnataka,
Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding
Moghul invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute. They reduced the city to
ruins amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors beggaring description.