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Kodandarama Temple Mantapa , Hampi , Karnataka

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Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi.

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D: virupaksha temple hampi

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E: Shrines on Hemakuta Hill

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F: Vittala Temple, Hampi

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G: Sri Krishna Temple, Hampi

by Hemant Kumar, 1.0 km away

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H: Vittala Temple, Hampi

by Hemant Kumar, 1.1 km away

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I: Sri Krishna Temple, Hampi

by Hemant Kumar, 1.1 km away

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J: Stone Chariot, Vitthala Temple in Hampi

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