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Hampi : capital of the Vijayanagara Empire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia " Hampi ( Kannada : ಹಂಪೆ hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka state, India . Located within the ruins of Vijayanagara , Hampi is 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site , listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. [1] " Hampi festival : celebrating a great Hindu empire Read the report here and watch image slideshow here .