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ASI PLANNING BARRICADE AROUND FAMED STONE CHARIOT AT HAMPI

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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is contemplating installing a wooden barricade around the stone chariot inside Vittala Temple complex at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi in Karnataka in a bid to protect it from vandalism.

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  • Vittala Temple is not only among the most ­visited protected monuments at Hampi, but is also the most photographed.
  • Art historians say it reflects a high degree of craftsmanship of the temple architecture that reached its zenith under the Vijayanagara rulers who reigned from 14th to 17th century CE.



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