GLORIOUS HAMPI, VIJAYANAGARA RUINS, THE BEST RUINS ON THIS PLANET
Check out the pictures of Hampi ruins below, hundreds of structures -- these are the most glorious ruins on this planet.
Nothing comes even a close second. I have seen the ruins of Greece, Rome, and almost all ruins worth seeing on this planet-all small areas. Hampi ruins are scattered over 25 square kilometers !
It takes more than 10 days to see it all.!
Hampi , in Bellary district of Karnataka state , was destroyed in 1565, when in the Battle of Talikota , King Rama Raya was beheaded by the Muslim invaders.
The Muslim invaders then went around destroying a glorious Vijayanagara civilization. They stole and broke , nay , smashed , almost everything, with special attention to the Hindu temples and idols. Stones were carted away to build nearby buildings.
After that this beautiful city of 25 square kilometers area was left to rot. Today some tourists take pictures .
The fires raged for more than six months. Every temple and structure had polished decorated rosewood and teakwood statues and beams. ..
This city was built around a Shiva Linga ( black meteorite holy stone ) on the banks of the mighty Tungabhadra river, as early as 4500 BC.
This was a Dravidian culture.
You can still see this massive Shiva linga 3 meters high , partly submerged in flowing water inside a temple. Named Jalakhandeshwaran this black stone was so powerful that it had to be quenched with flowing water.
Below is the black stone at Mecca Kaaba.
Next to this you can see the statue of Narasimham. This Narasimham avatar statue of 4500 BC was found in Vietnam lately.
Hampi finds mention in the Ramayana , as Risimukha mountain.
As per legend in 4300 BC, when Sita was being abducted by Ravana she dropped her jewels into this city from the Pushpaka airplane .
It fell next to Sugriva ( monkey king ) who kept it in his cave, till Rama came enquiring, as per information from Jatayu , the wounded eagle .
Above is a temple in Cambodia showing this Ramayana episode with Rama and Monkey King Sugriva.
Below is a temple in Vietnam of Shiva.
North of this Shiva lingam is the Virupaksha temple.
The monkey king Sugriva's cave is a hot spot for pilgrims. There is something about this natural and ancient cave which draws tourists.
Next to Sugriva's cave you can find the carved footprints of Rama and his brother Lakhsmana , who fought with Ravana in 4000 BC.
Nearby is the ornate stone chariot, a very endearing image indeed. The stone wheels can turn in the axles.
The Hampi ruins have to be seen to be believed.
The stones used were local. In Italy and Greece they used white marble. Imagine these Hampi ruins to be milky white like the Taj Mahal or spray painted white . After that the white ruins in Greece and Rome would get an inferiority complex.
Probably the toughness of the stones prevented total obliteration of everything.
Enjoy the pictures of some of the ruins--
This DRAVIDIAN EMBLEM is the symbol claimed by the Jews for themselves.
The height of the rounded hard stones , show how mighty this river was .
In my 38 years of sailing , i have visited almost all the countries of the world , all ancient places including the Great wall of China, Egyptian Pyramids, Roman ruins, Vatican , Parthenon - Greek ruins, South American ruins, etc etc etc--
HAMPI TAKES THE CAKE!
There is NO need to ask Vatican agents, Max Mueller and Macaulay when the Shiva Lingam at Tunghabadra river was covered over with a temple-- for according to them ugly monkeys were Dravidians.
This makes me a monkey, like Sugriva -- for I am an ugly looking Dravidian too.
The tradition of covering all "meteoric black stones", which raise your Kundalini, with a temple was started by the Vedic Aryans of India--whether it is at Jerusalem or Lost city of Petra or Mecca or Vietnam. Vedic culture is NOT a religion.
Aryans and Dravidians of India have the same DNA. The small European sects have vastly different DNA. Indians have placed their flag on the moon, despite being constrained by funds, and their intellectual cream being swiped away clean , by the white man every year..
Recently a Chinese scholar came to India and ridiculed the HUBRIS of Indians of their past culture . Well the answer to that king sized a$$hole , are the above pictures of magnificent ancient ruins spread over 25 sq kilometers,-- likes of which you don't see in China .
DNA imprinting and isotope dating is done in India nowadays, it is no big deal --and they don't lie. ( as Bill Clinton found out "technically" the hard way! ).
The granite in Hampi is NOT like the soft white marble used in Greece and Rome. It is so hard on the Moh's scale -- that water cooled rotary diamond teeth cutters have to slog the whole day to cut a single slab. The ancients used soft wood inside drilled slots to expand with water---
Our temples made in BC were NOT just architecture.
The pillars gave musical sounds of SA RE GA MA PA DA --which the white man has converted to DO RE ME FA TO LA.
Our temples had pinhole cameras five thousand years before Leonardo Da Vinci was given the credit.
Our Vedic science book Samba Purana and temples had the optical spectrum of VIBGYOR, 7000 years before Isaac Newton stole it, for is book Opticks.
Our Yoga gave the Bernoulli's fluid theory at least 9000 years before it was understood and lifted. When a ancient sage in 7000 BC, drank luke warm saline water through his nose to educt out the mucus from his sinus, and eject it via the mouth he knew the theory behind it.
When our sun temples had statues of our Sun God Surya riding a 12 wheeled chariot ( 12 months ) driven by seven horses ( 7 days in a week ) -- it was about the modern day calendar.
I can go on and on--
King Ramaraya of Aravidu Hindu dynasty ( son-in-law of Vijayanagara emperor Krishna Deva Raya ) was killed in the Battle of Talikota on 26 January 1565), a watershed battle fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Muslim Deccan sultanates.
It is believed that half the enormous treasures of the city is still in underground vaults of subterranean tunnels and submerged underwater vaults in the Tungabhadra river.
The Nizam of Hyderabad was declared as the richest person on this planet when the British evaluated his wealth 380 years after Hampi fell.
Actually it was a very small percentage of the looted Hampi treasures.
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL