Webinar on Hampi under Dekho Apna Desh Series
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2nd Sep, 2020
- The Ministry of Tourism webinar on Hampi on 29th August 2020 under Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series.
- The webinar addressed the needs of Hampi as both heritage site and tourist destination, and addresses social, economic and ecological concerns.
- Hampi is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in central Karnataka.
- Its name is derived from Pampa (old name of the Tungabhadra River) on whose banks the city is built.
- It was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar from 1343 to 1565 AD.
- Hampi was amongst the largest and most prosperous cities of the world during its period of power and vigour.
- It reached its prime during rule of Krishna Deva Raya, ruled between 1509 and 1529 AD.
- Hampi was an important center of trade and Vijayanagara Empire flourished as it controlled cotton and spice trade routes of Southern India.
- It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Group of Monuments at Hampi).
- Its Architecture is Primarily Dravidian style and architecture dating to Aihole-Pattadakal styles i.e. combinations of Cholas, Pandya’s & Chalukya Style.
- Virupaksha Temple is one of the earliest monuments and principal temple of Hampi, preceding the foundation of the Vijayanagara Empire.