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
Also on the main square is the rath (chariot) of the village temple
Stacked columns parts or amalkas creating the main square roundabout, in front of the village’s Ranganatha temple
Ranganatha temple with discernible Vijaynagar-era elements
Early-15th c Jain temple
Mobile sugarcane-juice shop
Village houses with columned front porches in the local style
2 thoughts on “Hampi Hopping, Outer Circuit: Anegundi Village”
Does the rath move?
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’!