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Viroopaksha Temple of Hampi
Viroopaksha Temple of Hampi

Hampi, (anglicized from the original Hampe in the Kannada language) is a village within the bounds of the ruined city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara empire, in northern Karnataka, India. The village, located near Hospet, was originally a religious center that may have predated the establishment of the city. It is still active, and includes the currently active Virupaksha temple. The village also contains several of the monuments of the old city, and extends into one of the old ceremonial streets of the ruins.

Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha Temple

The principal industries of the village are agriculture, the support of the Virupaksha temple and some other local holy places in the vicinity, and tourism.

The Ruins at Hampi constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Music Stage
Music Stage
Hampi Palace
Hampi Palace
A Hampi monument
A Hampi monument

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