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It is said a Bazaar existed in front of the Virupaksha Temple and the photographs here depict the various structures along the road which constituted the Bazaar area. This was one of the places for trade and commerce for buying and selling and for various other commercial activities.

The first photograph depicts one a portion of the long structure to which our own “architects” have contributed by building a wall around it and then leaving it in dilapidated condition. We do not seem to have any option but to live with these competing designs!!

At this point I would like to quote from an eminent author on Hampi who stated in his book: A Forgotten Empire

Never perhaps in the history of the world has such havoc been wrought, and wrought suddenly, on so splendid a city, teaming with wealthy and industrious population in full plenitude of prosperity one day, and on the next seized, pillaged and reduced to ruins, amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors begging description.

- Robert Sewell.

Enjoy the pictures.

Shankar Adisesh
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Bazararea, Forgottenempire, Hampi, Karnatakastate, Lostworld, Virupakshatemple