For pilgrims to Hampi the most important aspect of the site is the association with various myths and legends. Many of the granite hills, caves and boulders of the Tungabhadra valley are linked with these stories, which are still very much alive and attract a steady procession of devotees. Come with us on a journey through the landscape of Hampi, as we narrate stories drawn from Ramayana, Sthala Puranas & the local folklore. With help of sculptures, art and the landscape of Hampi, we will bring these stories alive on this virtual tour.
Today, Krishnadevaraya is remembered as an iconic ruler of South India. He lives on in the memories of people through the many works of literature, cinema, poetry, plays and folktales dedicated to his life. He is remember not just for the prowess on the battlefield or the splendour of his vast empire but also because he led us through a period of renaissance that left a lasting impact on the cultural ethos of South India. Join us as we visit important events and places that shaped his life and in turn learn how he shaped all of ours.
Is there a scientific basis to the Musical notes emitted from the pillars at Hampi’s Vittala Temple? Are the musical properties just accidental or were they engineered in some way by the master sculptors? Let us de-mystify the legends and answer these questions