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Hampi stone chariot now gets protective ring

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    7th Dec, 2020


The protected monument is facing the risk of being damaged by such objectionable behaviour of some of the tourists.

What are the features of Hampi stone chariot?

  • The chariot is a shrine dedicated to Garuda, built inside the Vittala Temple Complex.  
  • The massive sculpture of Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s escort once was seated atop the chariot but it is empty at the present date.
  • It is internationally recognized as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

What is the history around it?

  • The chariot was built by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire during the 16th

What are its architectural features?

  • It is inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture.
  • The chariot looks like one solid structure but in fact, has been built by slabs of granite.
  • The base on which the chariot rests depicts beautiful mythical battle scenes in intricate details. There were sculptures of horses where presently elephants are seated.

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