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Vitthala Temple
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The Vitthala Temple in Hampi, India is one of the best conserved temples of the area dedicated to Vitthala, a form of Vishnu. The temple was built round 1513 by King Krishna Deva Raya.

The temple consists of 56 solid, musical, tuned pillars which can be tapped to produce sound. These pillars are popularly known as Musical Pillars or SaReGaMa pillars after the Saptha Swaras of the Indian Classical Music.


Ground plan of the temple.
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India
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King Krishna Deva Raya
King Krishna Deva Raya
Indian king (1509-1529)
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Ground plan of the temple.