Balakrishna Temple at Hampi
Author Suresh, K M
Year 2023
Binding Hardback
Pages xxii+154p, b/w pls, bib, ind, 29 cm.
ISBN10, ISBN13 8195549330, 9788195549337
Short Description
The Balakrishna temple complex is one of the important temples of Vijayanagara period, popularly known as Krishna temple, situated in Krishnapura. This temple is typically in Vijayanagara style and is one of the earliest temples of Tuluvas, built in 1514 A.D., to install the image of Balakrishna in 1515 A.D., when Krishnadevaraya had seized Udayagiri, during the course of his Orissan campaigns.
The book deals with Introduction and Historical Perspective of Vijayanagara dynasty; Religious Background and Characteristic Features of Vijayanagara Temples; Builders of the Temple and Architectural Description of the Temple Complex; and Salient Features of the Temple Sculptures and Iconography and Socio-Religious Institution.
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