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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD VIRUPAKSHA OF HAMPI

THE TEMPLE COMPLEX

Adjacent to this lies the imposing shrine dedicated to Lord Virupaksha, whose invisible presence gave an inexhaustible sustenance to the empire throughout. It has a massive prakara pierced by tall towers, the eastern eleven storeyed majestic gopuram is the tallest and called the Galigopuram, actually touches the Vayumandala penetrating through the stately clouds. The sculptural marvels adorning the ceiling and walls detain both the laymen and connoisseurs alike for hours, if their aesthetic impulses are in sound condition. Here vastness and awe inspiring hallowed splendour greet the eyes and feast the soul with its sublimity. No wonder, its sanctity drew an unending influx of devotees since its inception in the dim past, prior to the establishment of Vijayanagar empire to be precise, and is occupying pride of place among the centuries old temples of Punya Bharat. The Siva linga is quite imposing, and regality seems emerging from every frame of its architectural beauty. Ramaswamy temple and Vijaya Vittala Swamy temple lie on the bank in the north east direction. As each embodies Vijayanagara style of architecture and sculptural adornments, they lure and bless the visitors.

 

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