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Category:Achyutaraya Temple

Achyutaraya Temple is also known as Tiruvengalanatha Temple. This large Vaishnavism temple complex is located near the foot of Matanga hill in Hampi. It includes a group of Hindu temples and a long trading market in front of it with a broad road in between. The market is mentioned in 16th-century records as "Achyutarayapete" (Achyutaraya + pete, or "Achyutaraya market"). The entire temples and markets complex was operating by 1534 CE, but its construction likely predates this.

The Achyutaraya Hindu temples feature concentric mandapas with square layout, an antarala, a sukanasi and a garbhagrihya according to early Hindu texts on temple design. It has numerous Vishnu-related themes and carvings, but includes Shaivism and Shaktism ideas. For example, the temple complex includes a Shaiva-Shakti Devi shrine in its southwest corner. The reliefs works found in the Achyutaraya Hindu temples complex show numerous asanas / poses of yoga (including Hatha yoga), musicians, dancers, daily life of the people. Also included are reliefs relating to legends found in Hindu epics and puranas.

Sources: ASI Govt of India publications on Hampi and Hampi Vijayanagara by John Fritz and George Michell.

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