15 October 2019
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:32

Nobleman Quarters

To the northeast of the recently discovered underground temple, are the remains of several palaces. The size and design of these buildings indicate that the aristocracy and high-level army and administrative officers probably occupied them. One of these palaces, recently excavated, lies adjacent to the road and is a four-storied structure. The top most floor looks as if it must have housed a rectangular chamber with a narrow verandah running round it, the palace itself is surrounded by a row of rooms, separated from the main building by a paved corridor. The entire complex is now being called the Noblemen's Quarters.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:30

Secred Center Hampi

The Sacred Centre is situated on the northern edge of the city along the banks of the holy Tungabhadra River. This area houses several holy temples that once heightened the holy ambience of then-sprawling city of Vijayanagara.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:30

Secred Center Hampi

The Sacred Centre is situated on the northern edge of the city along the banks of the holy Tungabhadra River. This area houses several holy temples that once heightened the holy ambience of then-sprawling city of Vijayanagara.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:29

Virupaksha Bazaar

The market houses almost all the shops you can find in Hampi. Everything from the coconuts and flowers to offer at Virupaksha Temple to rare coins and antiquities of great value to bikes on hire and restaurants. During the Virupaksha Fair, the wooden chariot parked in front of the temple is pulled by thousands of devotees who flock the place for this special occasion. The Bazaars or the markets happened to be the centres of all the commercial activities during the Vijayanagara rule. The bazaars always situated opposite the temples depict a true representation of the socio-economic culture of the people in the region during those times. In all, four bazaars, big in size, can be found in Hampi, situated opposite four main big temples. Namely, the Virupaksha Bazaar opposite the Virupaksha Temple, the Soolai Bazaar or the Courtesan Street opposite the Tiruvengalanatha Temple, the Krishna Bazaar opposite the Krishna Temple and the Vithala Bazaar opposite the Vithala Temple. Except the Virupaksha Bazaar, the other three bazaars have been deserted over a period of time and no activity can be seen today except a few archeological restoration activities.

Historians believe that these four bazaars were not just commercial establishments but were also the sprawling quarters/suburbans of the capital city of hte empire. Hampi or Pampapura as it was also known with its Virupaksha Bazaar opposite Virupaksha Temple, Krishnapura with Krishna Bazaar associated to the Krishna Temple, Achyutapura with the Soolai Bazaar opposite the Tiruvengalanatha Temple or Achyuta Raya Temple and Vithalapura with a very vast bazaar to the left-front side of the Vijayavithala Temple. While there are many other large temples like Pattabhirama Temple and Hazara Rama Temple, we do not find any bazaar associated with these temples. Hazara Rama Temple, being in the Royal Enclosure and used exclusively by the royalty for worship, could not have given enough access for traders to set shops. However, the same cannot be said about the Pattabhirama Temple as its outside the royal enclosure and distant to other bazaars too. It, probably had a flourishing bazaar at some piont in the history which may have perished or moved over a period to the present day habitation of Kamalapura.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:23

Hemakuta Hill

Hemakuta Hill, south of the Virupaksha temple, contains early ruins, Jain temples and a monolithic sculpture of Lord Narasimha, a form of Lord Vishnu. Hemakuta Hill offers excellent view of Hampi Bazaar.

According to mythology, Lord Shiva did penance on the Hemakuta Hill before he married Parvati. This was also the place where Lord Shiva burnt Kama, the God of lust. This sacred hill lies to the proper right of the Virupaksha Temple. At present, Sree Gayathri Peetha Maha Samsthana, a religious organisation is located on this hill.

On the hill are a large group of temples built in pre-Vijayanagara and Vijayanagara periods. According to the inscription found on the second of these temples, the temple was built in 1309-1310 A.D. Two temples, facing north, have a compact three-celled plan with an antechamber, a pillared hall and an entrance porch. Their beauty is enhanced by the well balanced but simple Shikhara or spires above the sanctum. These shikharas are different from the other shikharas found in Hampi. They are stepped pyramidal in shape, resembling the Shikharas of Jain temples. Hence these temples are also mistakenly called as Jain temples.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:20

Achyuthraya temple

This temple can be reached either from Kodanda Rama Temple through the Bazaar wrongly called "Soolai Bazaar" or "Courtesan Street" or from the Virupaksha Bazaar by climbing the steps next to the monolithic Nandi at the end of the bazaar. Achyutaraya Temple is a large complex built by an officer of the King Achyutaraya, Salakaraju Tirumaladeva. This temple is better known as Achyutaraya temple, in whose period it was built rather than the name of the deity "Tiruvengalanatha" or Lord Venkateshwara.

This temple can be reached either from Kodanda Rama Temple through the Bazaar wrongly called "Soolai Bazaar" or "Courtesan Street" or from the Virupaksha Bazaar by climbing the steps next to the monolithic Nandi at the end of the bazaar. Achyutaraya Temple is a large complex built by an officer of the King Achyutaraya, Salakaraju Tirumaladeva. This temple is better known as Achyutaraya temple, in whose period it was built rather than the name of the deity "Tiruvengalanatha" or Lord Venkateshwara.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:18

Ubbalagandi

Ubbalagandi is a village in Sanduru taluk, located around 65 km (40 mi) from Bellary and Hospet. The village is known for a rich forest and is known as the Switzerland of Bellary. Veerabhadreshwara temple is located between two pillars (rocks known as vadeu). There is a waterfall (springs from Donimalai) near the temple. This is compared to Yana. Donimalai and Byreveshwara temples are also located nearby. The nearest town is Sanduru. Ugadi is celebrated with veerabhadhra rathothsava (Chariot) and is known for its history. The place is rich with iron ore mines. Recently Ugadi celebrated by a newly built Chariot for Sree Veerabhadreswar(Powerful Ganadishwar of Shiva). Veerabhadreshwar god is holy and powerful many people visit the Temple to get the blessings. Weather is different from Bellary with moderate, comfortable temperatures and with light to moderate winds. People are friendly and most are well educated. Land is fertile but nowadays most of the livelihood is from Mining of Iron ore.

The village's natural beauty was captured in a Kannada movie Manasa Sarovar acted by Srinath.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:16

Lord Venkateshwara Temple

Sree Venkatesa Devasthanam, the temple abode of the Lord of the Universe, also the presiding deity of this Kaliyuga,  Sree Venkatesha is situated on Bellary - Hospet Main road, Rameswari Nagar, ward No.30, NH 63, on the outskirts of Bellary city, Karnataka.

All the divine Idols of Sri Venkatesa, Sri Padmavathi, Sri Andal, Sri Garudalvaru, Balipeetam, Dwarapalakas, Panchaloha vigrahaas of Srinavasa, Sridevi and Bhoodevi along with Angavastram, Umbrellas and Mike set has been procured from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

All Idols have been consecrated along with Sri Mahalaxmi Yagna and Sreemad Bhagavata Khata Saptah, by His Holiness Jagadguru Jhalariya Peetadhipati Sri Ramanujacharya Sri Sri 1008 Swamiji Sri Ghanshyamacharyaji Maharaj as per Paancharatra Agama Shastra of Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya of Sri Ramanujaacharya cult on the 23rd Nov 2009 spread over 8 days. 

The temple affairs are managed by Sri Rameswari Trust, Bellary headed by the Peetadhipati of Sri Uttara Ahobila Jhalariya Mutt, Deedwana, Rajasthan. Daily hundreds and on weekends and festive days thousands of devotees are having blessings & darshanam of the Lord. Prsadam is distributed all the time on all days with Bhojana Prasadi on Saturdays & Spl Occassions.

To propagate Hindu religion and its traditions as well as to practice the real way of doing pooja puraskarams with utmost devotion and surrender we have been organizing Discourses, Sankeeratans, Parayanas etc in the Temple premises with a very good & encouraging response.

Different Sevas are available like archana, abhisekham, kalyanotsavam, prasadam, recitations of various sahasranama stotras, ashtakams, guru parampara, etc..
Friday, 10 May 2013 16:36

Vishnuvardhan Boyapati

Born on 04-11-1978 in Bellary, Studied MBA in Veerasaiva College, Has actively participated in all activities during the school and college days. Loves playing criket, Shuttle and squad for College cricket team. Guiding friends in improving their ranks in school and college days. There was a special event where in he got reward as best student by the principal.

have received awards on being best in the society and working industry. currently employed with Reliance Life Insurance as Territory Manager. And received Profitable Branch Award from Zonal Manager.

Message to Bellarians:

Do Quality work for Quantitave Results & make our City Green.

Friday, 10 May 2013 16:36

Praveen Parekh

Business man located in Bellary, He own a very famous Novelity shop called "Surabhi" located in the heart of Bellary city.
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