Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monolithic Bull, Hampi

The monolithic bull, is one of the beautiful structures in Hampi. This bull is locally known as Yeduru Basavanna. It is located at the the east end of Virupaksha Bazaar, and it stands like a guard opposite to Virupaksha Temple. 

The sculpture is placed in a two storied pavilion constructed on a high platform at the foothill of Matunga Hill. A heap of gigantic boulders behind the pavilion offers an picturesque view.

Though partly mutilated, it attracts lot of tourists for its sheer size.

46 comments:

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice and informative article :)

Keep up the good work..

Marcos Campos said...

Hello!
One day I will know your Country! I find incredibly beautiful!
Very good your blog, I will more often here!
Thanks for visiting!

V Rakesh said...

Your posts are certainly a treat! Takes me places! ;)

Photo Cache said...

Simply fascinating.

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Regina said...

Fantastic!
Thanks for the tour.

clairz said...

This is such a beautiful and informative blog--I am glad you visited mine so that I found out about yours!

Reader Wil said...

Your post is full of surprises and very beautiful!

Carver said...

The sculpture is very imposing. Great shots.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Culture, tradition. Beautiful
Luiz Ramos

Diane AZ said...

The bull is amazing and the boulders are fantastic too. Looks like a great place to visit!

eden said...

Great post and information..

Thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Interesting history and photos...

DoanLegacy said...

Great scenery photos! Thanks for the visit!

Denise said...

Your photos make me want to visit India and all it's beautiful and interesting places to see. Fantastic post. Thank you!

Titania said...

I am always amazed at the imposing sculptures and buildings in that wondrous country of yours.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

interesting temple...the boulders add to the site. wonder if the temple was constructed from them?
so enjoy visiting your blog.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, fascinating post and photos as always, Rajesh! Thanks as always for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Evelyn Howard said...

Interesting. I like the boulders.

She Writes said...

I can never see enough of India!

Japa said...

Stirs great interest on me. The boulders are immense and beautiful, too.

LadyFi said...

Wow - amazing sculpture!

magiceye said...

wow! impressive!

LeenaM said...

As many others, I can say too, how amazing all those sculptures and all old historic relics are.
Thank you for your posts, Rajesh!

SandyCarlson said...

Yet another view from a place of ceaseless wonder. Thanks.

Protege said...

Beautiful and impressive structure, I am not surprised that it attracts tourists.;)
xo
Zuzana

joshi daniel said...

nice images with beautiful article!

Riet said...

very interesting post. we learn every day here in blogland

roughterrain crane said...

At New Year's Day, is there any special ceremony in a Hindu or Jaina temple?

amatamari© said...

Always a great charm! Thanks for the post very interesting!
:-)

Spiderdama said...

Interesting and beautiful:-)
Have a nice weekend!

Pam said...

Wonderful as always. Thanks for sharing.

Glennis said...

He is very bull headed isn't he, maybe when he was angry sometime ago he created the huge pile if rocks with his powerful head!

Anya said...

Very interesting :-)
I learn everyday more from India !!

biologion said...

beautiful structure and nicely captured!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rajesh:)

Very interesting information with lovely photos. These are the little places which we will normally not visit. India has so many beauties hidden. Many thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

Robin said...

Very impressive, as are all those huge boulders in the background.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

In your country my friend there are so many beautiful things to shot!

Sharodindu said...

A really place to visit!
thanks for facilitating a virtual tour :)

I am planning to have an actual one and advance thanks for guiding me :)

chrome3d said...

It was a bit hard to tell the sizes of the boulders and the statues but they must be really massive! The pavilion looks a bit fragile against the boulders that could demolish the pavilion any moment.

tapirgal said...

I would not have known that it was a bull, so thanks for explaining! But it is a beautiful old relicl, and the setting is totally picturesque with the boulders. The old temple around it is very intriguing.

Bengbeng said...

i too can never see enough of India mainly because of its diversity n richness in terms of culture n architecture

chubskulit said...

I love the second shot, spo gorgeous!

Patti said...

The huge statue of the bull is quite impressive. Interesting post.

Thanks for the visit.

pavi said...

Wonderful shots. The sculpture is very huge.

shruthi said...

hampi is one of my fav places........

m glad to see these pics....

Rajesh said...

Diane, Japa, Robin: Thanks, the boulders in the background give it a nice backdrop.

Tarun, Marcos, Rakesh, Photo Cache, Regina, Clairz, Wil, Carver, Luiz, Eden, Carol, Doan: Thanks for the appreciation.

Denise: Thanks, it is a nice place to visit.

Titania, Sylvia, Evelyn, Amy, LadyFi, magiceye, LeenaM, Sandy, Protege, Joshi, Riet, amatamari: Thanks for the appreciation.

Erin, chrome3d, tapirgal: Thanks, the boulders in the background give it a nice backdrop. All the temples in this are are constructed from this boulders only.

Pam,Spiderdama, Glennis, Anya, biologion, Joseph, Phivos, Bengbeng, chubskuilt, Patti, Pavi, Shruthi: Thanks for the appreciation.

crane: Thanks, Here new year is not celebrated on 1st of January. It is seperated on different days in different parts of India.

Shaodindu: Thanks, I have covered only part of the places. You will require 2 full days to cover this place properly. Every inch is importnat here.