The River Temple, Vijayanagara
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Kodandarama Temple at Vijayanagara, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, c.1880. The Kodandarama temple is a popular pilgrimage shrine situated north of the Matanga hill, the highest outcrop at Hampi, on the bank of the Tungabhadra river. The temple is built on a boulder on the south carved with figures of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman. The sanctuary opens on a columned porch and steps descend to a lower porch. A small tower rises on top of the carved rock within the sanctuary. It has a square base, a circular storey in the middle and is crowned by an octagonal member with a circular top.