Hampi Hopping, Outer Circuit: Anegundi Village

The Sacred Center of Vijaynagar runs along the south bank of the Tungabhadra River. Opposite this, along the north bank of the same section of the river are a set of dispersed monuments and sites, including a pool known as Pampasarovar, a hilltop pilgrimage site called Anjaynadri, the Anegundi fort and Anegundi village. I only had time to visit Anegundi village and the monuments immediately around it. Anegundi probably existed as a local stronghold before the city of Vijaynagar was established and built.

Gagan Mahal, a small Vijaynagar-era palace on the main square of Anegundi

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Also on the main square is the rath (chariot) of the village temple

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Stacked columns parts or amalkas creating the main square roundabout, in front of the village’s Ranganatha temple

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Ranganatha temple with discernible Vijaynagar-era elements

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Early-15th c Jain temple

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Mobile sugarcane-juice shop

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Village houses with columned front porches in the local style

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2 thoughts on “Hampi Hopping, Outer Circuit: Anegundi Village

    • I think it will. On the temple festival day the rath will be used to take the temple deity around the village streets in procession.

      Related fun trivia: if you don’t know it already, see the etymology of the word ‘juggernaut’!


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