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Old 2nd September 2013, 15:54   #16
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Mate,
Fantastic photos would say and looking forward for your next posts
A small correction this is not Ugra Narasimha but a unique statue of Narasimha in his shanta ras. It is known as Shantha Narasimha.

Ugra Narasimha means the pose which Lord Narasimha strikes post his killing of Hiranyakashapu and adorning his intestines around his neck.

If you observe this idol carefully you will see a feminine hand on the left part of the torse. That is Goddess Lakshmi sitting on his left lap and her right hand embracing his torso.

PS: This was updated to me by ASI Officials who were doing some work.
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Mate,
Fantastic photos would say and looking forward for your next posts
A small correction this is not Ugra Narasimha but a unique statue of Narasimha in his shanta ras. It is known as Shantha Narasimha.

Ugra Narasimha means the pose which Lord Narasimha strikes post his killing of Hiranyakashapu and adorning his intestines around his neck.

If you observe this idol carefully you will see a feminine hand on the left part of the torse. That is Goddess Lakshmi sitting on his left lap and her right hand embracing his torso.

PS: This was updated to me by ASI Officials who were doing some work.
Thank you ku69rd for the correction I will make a note of it. I will submit my next post in next couple of days.
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Old 2nd September 2013, 18:28   #18
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Few Pictures Between Sindhanur - Gangavati:

Knowing well that I would reach Hospet early in the afternoon, I took some break to capture few moments offered by nature.

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Sister Stones in 2009 and Now (2013) - Looks like one broke couple of years back. Just wonder what would be left in few years.

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Vijaya Vittal Temple Campus: Various Mandaps

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Vijaya Vittal Temple Pillars: Architecture, Design, Art

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Hello Jeetaman,
Nice photography. Wondering how much duration you spent on each snap. There is no trace of other tourers or any other distractions! I think you have selected right time for the visit, it was crowded when I visited last Oct.

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Wow, what beautiful pics! You have really brought out the beauty of the Hampi ruins well! I have a deep desire to visit this relic of our glorious heritage. Just waiting for my l'il girl to grow up some more . I guess to do justice, one will have to give ample time and roam around a bit.

On a different note, the tourism sites in Karnataka haven't been marketed well. There are so many such beautiful sites (Halebid and Belur come to my mind first) but very few people know of them.
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Nice pics jeetaman. Very well taken, guess you must have lot of patience to wait for the crowd to clear just take the perfect snap.
Even i was there in Hampi between Aug 15 to Aug 17 and had a nice time even though it was drizzling.

Hampi should be explored at leisure.
One thing is for sure, it is best to take a guide to really understand and appreciate the significance of Hampi.

Few places to visit nearby are Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami caves.
All these places having awesome cultural richness.

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Superb photography. Combined with the overcast sky and the time of year, they bring out a melancholy that kinda sadly underlines the tragic end of Vijayanagara (ironic name that one, if there ever was one).

I just wish that the modern stone pillar additions supporting the structures were done by decent craftsmen, to show some respect to the original structure. Next to the original, they look like monstrosities built by the cheapest masons around. Adding insult to injury, they didn't even bother using decent plaster, just MUD! Is that all the respect we can muster for our legacy? Just infuriating.

Thanks and kudos.

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Nice write uo Jeet. Missed this thread and noticed when you sent the mail.

Which camera did you use?

When is the next visit? I would like to join!

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Thanks sujithpnair, gypsyFreak , VLOCT , a4anurag , Top-Gear

About no crowd, as I mentioned I timed it for early morning for very popular places. Of course, you cannot avoid the crowd. Luckily 2nd day, I had 4 groups of photographers around the Vittal temple. Hence, coordination was lot easier.

Other times, I certainly waited for good time to click when people moved away from my composition. Needs a lot of patience. Since, this trip was for photography, I did give that time to myself

Also, didn't hesitate to reach to people requesting them to give sometime and space. People were very cooperative.

Top-Gear agree. Karnataka needs to do a better job at marking the historical places in the state. I hope they think beyond Bangaluru, Mysore, and Bellari

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Hello all, I was in Hampi from Thu August 15th - August 18th. This is my third visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site. Earlier, I had been to Hampi in December 2001 and September 2009....
Hi Jeet,

I was looking for information upon Hampi & Badami and came across your thread, and this is an awesome piece of collection of pics and other details.

Like many mentioned pictures are indeed without any incursions, and make for perfect wallpaper stuff!
Kudos to your hardwork!

Since you have been here three times (& that's assuming you haven't undertaken another since this travelogue), I was curious whether you have been further to Badami as well.
Point me if you already have a blog/travelogue on that.


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Luckily 2nd day, I had 4 groups of photographers around the Vittal temple. Hence, coordination was lot easier.
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Did you have a team of photographers with you?
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Point me if you already have a blog/travelogue on that.
Here is one for your reference:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...itage-run.html (Bangalore-Aihole-Pattadakal-Badami-Bangalore - the Heritage Run)
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Hi Jeet,

I was looking for information upon Hampi & Badami and came across your thread, and this is an awesome piece of collection of pics and other details.

Like many mentioned pictures are indeed without any incursions, and make for perfect wallpaper stuff!
Kudos to your hardwork!

Since you have been here three times (& that's assuming you haven't undertaken another since this travelogue), I was curious whether you have been further to Badami as well.
Point me if you already have a blog/travelogue on that.




Did you have a team of photographers with you?
Thanks Deepv, I was alone. But When I landed in Hampi, I met 4 groups of photographers on sites. And our timing of photography was morning 7:30am - 9:30am and afternoon 3pm onward. We could avoid most of the visitors during the photo session. Moreover, my trip was limited to Hampi. I didn't visit any other site.

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Wow...takes me back in time.I went there about 10 yrs back when i was in clg. However at that time the Tungabhadra river was dry and those temples were not submerged.
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