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Hampi Krishna Temple


The next stop on our tour was the Krishna Temple, a large and ornate complex built in 1515 by the Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory over the Gajapati rulers of Orissa and to accommodate a granite icon of the infant Krishna that his armies looted from their fort at Udayagari in modern-day Andhra Pradesh. (The icon is now the Government State Museum of Chennai.) Continue reading Hampi Krishna Temple