Hampi The World Heritage Site (Part I to VI)
Episodes I to VI: 2 hours 27 minutes 19 seconds
Produced by IGNCA
The film showcases the grandeur of the World Heritage Site – Hampi, known in ancient times as Pampākṣetra. Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar Empire on the south bank of river Tuṅgabhadrā, in Karnataka between the 14th and 16th centuries. The roving camera takes one through the corridors of artistic creativity in the primeval rocky landscape, dotted with massive fortifications, aqueducts, tanks, colossal gopuras and monolithic sculptures, Queens Bath and Candraśekhara temple, Virūpśkṣa temple, Lakṣmī Narasiṁha or Kṛṣṇa temple, Hazāra Rāma temple, Viṭṭhala and Tiruveṅgalanātha temple. It explores the contextual oral tradition, animating the cultural hinterland, with sound bytes of scholars, and music emanating from musical pillars.