Incredible India: Musical pillars of Shri Vijaya Vittala Temple, HampiI heard about this temple from my History teacher in school. He was teaching us about the Battle of Talikota. He told us about the terrible destruction of Hampi, the most prosperous city of Asia at that time, after the Battle of Talikota. He told us that when the barbarians came to destroy the temple located at the north-eastern part of Hampi, the musical sound emanated from the musical pillars of the temple due to the use of hammers, made them very afraid. They thought that some ghost lived there. So, they did not destroy this architectural wonder created during the reign of King Devaraya II and expanded further during the reign of Krishnadevaraya.
This great example of Dravidian architecture with the Maha Mantapa, Stone Chariot, intricate stone-work and the fifty-six musical pillars silently declare the greatness of Hindu architects and masons of Incredible India.