Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Question 512.b: Strictly non sexual

Yes, hard to believe when one hears the name __X__, but let me assure you that its strictly platonic, or atleast most of it is.
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__X__ comes from the anglicized name of the river upon whose banks it was built upon, the river being the Tungabhadra in Southern India. Although __X__ exists in the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, it actually predates it, being associated with the Vanara(monkey) kingdom mentioned in the Ramayan.

The site is significant historically and architecturally. The topography abounds with large stones which have been utilized to make larger than life statues of Hindu deities. A structure of historic importance appears every quarter of a mile. The Archaeological Survey of India continues to conduct excavations in the area, to discover additional artifacts and 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 annual Vijayanagar Festival is organized by the Government of Karnataka in November.


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I'll keep this straightforward
Just ID X



ANSWER


HAMPI



Hampi (Kannadaಹಂಪೆ Hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city.
As the village is at the original centre of Vijayanagara, it is sometimes confused with the ruined city itself. The ruins are aUNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi.


Hampi

Vithala Temple

Hampi

13 comments:

Nagaratna said...

Hampi

Archimonde said...

Hampi

manish hn said...

X=Hampi

Ameya said...

hampi

appuchin said...

hampi

Rohan said...

one of the most beautiful places in Karnataka... HUMPY. oh sorry. Its Hampi

Nagaratna said...

Hampi
horny fellow

madafterknowledge said...

Hampi

Nanda said...

Hampi

Aravind V said...

Hampi

Diabolos said...

Hampi

Anonymous said...

this is matanga hill??

abhimanyu said...

hampi...famous for the elephant stables...