The Virupaksha temple consists of a garbhagriha, an antarala, anti-chamber sabhamandapa or navaranga and mahamane The whole temple complex is surrounde a prakara with pillared cloisters, entrances small shrines in addition to pillared mandapa The garbhagriha is square and enshrines Siva inga, which is being worshiped since its undation and the God Virupaksha was the atelary deity of the Vijayanagara rulers.
The Chapter I and II deal with Introduction and Historical Perspective Vijayanagara dynasty. The Chapter III and IV deals with Religious Background Characteristic Features of Vijayanagara Temples. The Chapter V and VI deals with Architectural Description of the Temple Complex Salient Features of the Temple Sculptures. The Chapter VII and Chapter VIII deals with Shaiva, Vaishnava and Other Minor Sculptures Temple as Socio-Religious Institution. The Chapter IX is a Conclusion with sum up of all the chapters.
Although, a number of scholars have dealt with Virupaksha temple complex and Hampi temples, I have tried here to compile all the published information in the form of a compendium with due acknowledgements.
Since his inception in the Archaeological Survey of India from 1976 to 1996, he served in various capacities in the Archaeological Museums at Bijapur, Hampi, Aihole and Badami in Karnataka and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. He has been active field worker and excavator in the Excavations Branch IV of Archaeological Survey of India, Bhubaneswar in Orissa.
Dr. Suresh has published more than 18 books on Sculptures and Temples from Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, which includes Sculptural Art of Hampi; Saivite Sculptures of Khajuraho; The Iconography of Vishnu from Khajuraho; Kandariya Mahadeva Temple at Khajuraho; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Bellary District; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Koppala District; Temples of Hampi; Temples of Karnataka Vol.I & II; Archaeology of Hampi; Ramayana Sculptures from Hampi; Vijayanagara Sculptures at Hampi; Encyclopedia of Indian Architecture Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Islamic Vol.I,II.III & IV; Hemakuta Recent Researches in Archaeology & Museology; Panchatantra Recent Rsearches in Archaeology; Raghusmriti- Recent Reseaches in Archaeology.
He is member of many academic societies and guide to Ph.D., and M.Phil, scholars in the Kannada University, Hampi and examiner for other Universities. He is UGC Expert Committee Member for Museology and Conservation and Archaeology and also Expert Committee Member for History and Archaeology.
The foundation the Vijayanagara Empire during 14th century an epoch since bright
under way the whole South India, for Further the Vijayanagara Emperors were
benevolent their tutelary Hampi of Vijayanagara rulers and all copper records with manual Virupaksha at least till 1570 AD.
The Virupaksha temple complex situated southern bank of Tungabhadra at Hampi, Hospet Bellary district northern Kamataka was founded pre-Vijayanagara times
Vijayanagara rulers continues play active religious
life people and indeed South and this living worship temple from its
The Chapter and deal with Introduction Historical Vijayanagara
Chapter and Background Characteristic Vijayanagara Temples
The and deals with Architectural Description Temple Complex Salient Features
Sculptures Temple as Socio-Religious Institution. The Chapter Conclusion with the
chapters Although, number of scholars have dealt Virupaksha temple complex Hampi temples, have tried here compile published information in the form of a compendium with due knowledgements. unstinted assistance.
foundation Vijayanagara the 14th century was epoch making event, not Karnataka, also whole of South India. supremacy Hoysalas had eclipsed invasions the Sultans Delhi In 1342 A.D., representative of Hoysalas, died and their political power practically ijayanagara had already into being as reckoned force. not an independent state Harihara, one the five of Sangama, after whom the first dynasty to known. The other brothers who played roles the establishment new kingdom were Bukka, Kampana, Marappa However, the records speak, first two actively associated with event. Regarding nationality, original home rly affiliations of these brothers who founded kingdom, conflicting views are held thors. PB.Desai, discusses comes to conclusion that "they were originally from mataka and they were the Hoysalas and home land was Hampi region".
The creation the Vijayanagara Empire reveals that founders were inspired patriotic ideals, podied spirit of freedom and determination sacrifice anything that account. These meant protection the alien preservation of their social and nizations and institutions, and promoting traditional learning, literature and The history empire, particularly constructive works its rulers, stands an eloquent.
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