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Muttu Kumar - Hampi, India - Kannada (Global Lives Project, 2009) ~10:12:08 - 10:27:35

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From here we take the bike, afterwards we go on foot for half an hour The Ganesh we saw, royal families used to pray to him there And this Ganesh here is the Mustard Ganesh. They call him the Mustard Ganesh because Mustard is the seed we use in curries. The belly of Ganesh looks like the Mustard seed Thats why this Ganesh is called the mustard Ganesh And this temple was built in the 15th Century And the Muslims cut the left hand and the trunk as well in 1565 and when the Archaeological Department excavated the place in 1570, they found the left hand and tried to replace it but the locals [] took it away. And the back of the Ganesh looks like a woman so Ganesh looks like [] So this Ganesh was built in the 15th century, it is 12 feet high and carved out of single stone. This Ganesh is visited by the poor. You see those columns there...people come from that way So they come through this way, pray to Ganesh and then go through this way to the Virupaksha temple. So now you can take a couple of pictures and we can look at the back also So we go this way now Here the story of Ganesh is written, as well as the story of the Virupaksha temple in the olden days script The script is different..which makes it quite hard to understand From this direction also we can take good pictures of he face and belly of Ganesh These look like new stones, built by the Archaeological department around 10 years ago the stones on the lower level are old stones This is the back of the Ganesh which resembles a woman So Ganesh looks like sitting [] So after praying to Ganesh they continue on their way to the main temple the Virupaksha temple So now the way we are going leads to the Hemakutta Hill No water for this garden...all these plants dead. These are the old steps that lead to the top This stone looks like a crocodile You can imagine Like a crocodile right? natural The Archaeological department are erecting new stones to make roads to reach the Hemakutta Hill Hemakutta Hill is made out of one of the largest stones This is the entrance There is a small ashram here... it's called the [] This is the wall rebuilt by the Archaeological department a few months ago The name of the wall is [] 7 [] walls were built like this one in hampi on the mountains.. so that [] And this pillar you see here is the Oil lamp In the olden times when they were no lights, the people would soak cloth in oil and light it and the temple could then be visible And the light works until the morning And you can see the rebuilt wall It was in ruins 5 years ago but now restored by the Archaeological Department This is the Shiva temple which was also restored there are beautiful Jain temples there so we shall take pictures And this one again restored by the Archaeologists. And that's the Hanuman Temple..the Monkey King And you see those white columns, that's a temple called [] This was the place where the Lord Shiva meditated. So in honor of Shiva the then ruling king Krishnadevaraya built this temple And now you can see different styles. you can see the difference in the carving between the big tower and this tower This style is the Jain Style But the other temple are Hindu Temples But every Jain Temple has a Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh All the temples have been destroyed except this one. People still come here to pray and worship And that's why its painted so colorfully this is a beautiful picture

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Duration: 15 minutes and 25 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
Producer: Srikumar Venkatraman
Director: Rahul V. Chittella
Views: 92
Posted by: globallivesindia on Jun 15, 2009

Muttu & Satya continue their walk through the ruins of Hampi

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