A new form of architectural and sculptural
art came into existence during his reign, by his masterly intellectual
contribution. And then came the invader ruthless. Though every holy shrine was
mutilated and destroyed by the iconoclast invader, the Virupaksha temple was
spared, rather it miraculously escaped the sacrilegious destruction as meted out
to several other holy structures by the fanatical invaders. So it is still in
its former splendour. The heavenly Destroyer, perhaps, sacred the earthly
destroyer! Are the ways of God scrutable?
came some namesake rulers who inaugurated disintegration and finally it was the
power-mad Ramraya, who irked the Muslim kings by his egoistic policies, and so
he actually presided over the dissolution as it were, since the Muslim rulers of
Bidar, Ahmadebad, Bijapur, Golkonda etc., forming a coalation wrought whole
destruction and wreaked vengeance with interest due, to speak the truth. After
Talikota war, fought near the villages of Raksas and Tagdi, some of the royal
family members settled down at many places like Chandragiri etc.