Mahanami Dibba – Hampi

Built by king Krishnadevaraya to celebrate his victory over the rulers of Udayagiri, this is the Mahanami Dibba. Virupaksha, my guide told me that this is where the kings presided over a ceremony or a festival, especially during Navaratri . As this post coincides with Navratri, I couldnt but help wondering about the celebrations in that era. Climbing up, I saw the entire landscape of this forgotten town, lost in ruins. I took this picture when I was leaving the Royal Enclosure. It just made me think how we are so tiny and our achievements , even more insignificant and yet, we gloat over them. Even a mighty empire like Vijaynagar had to crumble one day.

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  1. Anu 18 October, 2010 at 09:42 Reply

    so true… its a pity that we cant even take care of, or even just let alone the achievements of those before us, while trying to flaunt our own!

  2. Joe Lanithottam 21 October, 2010 at 16:56 Reply

    Really amazing pic. I have been there couple of times but I havent got this perspective. Way to Go!

    We at try to find unusual places so that we can share it with others.

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