Tourism

 

ANEGUNDI is best place for Tourism of Gangavathi Taluk.

and is one of the most ancient places in the district, meaning in Kannada "elephant pit"  said to have been the place where the elephants of the Vijayanagara kings were kept, is situated on the left bank of the river Tungabhadra, just opposite the ruined capital of the Vijayanagara empire. Anegundi has been identified with a part of Kishkindha, the kingdom of Vali and Sugreva of the Ramayana. The picture at the left side shows one of the ancient palaces in ANEGUNDI and at the right side picture shows the Anegundi Fort Entrance Gate. Both Hampi and Anegundi were destroyed by the confederacy of Muslim kings after the great battle of Rakshasa-Tangadgi in 1565. Tippu Sultan sacked the town of Anegundi in 1776.

Anegundi is situated on the bank of the river Tungabadra and is surrounded by rocky mountains. Anjanadri Hill ,near Anegundi is believed to be the birth place of monkey god Hanuman. In  Ramayan,this place was Khiskinde and birth place of great Vaali and His brother monkey king Sugriva of Ramayan Fame.

Anegundi and its tranquil environs are dotted with forgotten temples and Fortifications. We can cross the Tungabadra at Talari Gatta near Gagan Mahal to reach world famous Hampi.Earlier Anegundi was the capital of Vijayanagar. Later the capital was shifted to Hampi From Anegundi.

Kanakagiri  in Gangavathi taluk, is an ancient place situated on the Gangavati-Lingasugur road, about 13 miles from Gangavati. Kanakagiri means a "Hill of God" and its old name was Swarnagiri with the same meaning. This place was probably the head quarters of the southern viceroyalty of the Mauryas. It is said that Kanaka Muni, a saint, performed penance at this place.  The place has several temples built by the Naiks of Kanakgiri, the chief among them being the Kanakachalapathi temple, which is a large one and is of considerable architectural charm; it is a fine specimen of soutn Indian architecture of the Vijayanagara times and has spacious halls and massive pillars. The gopuras and walls have well-executed sculpture. There are in this temple elegantly made statues of Rajas and Ranis in black polished stone and several large wooden statues and plaster models of the mythological figures. On the ourskirts of the town, there is a fine and well-designed royal bath constructed by Venkatappa Naik. According to a popular saying current in the area, "people with eyes must see Kanakagiri and those with legs, Hampi", which means that the Kanakagiri temples are a delightful feast for the eyes and that one must be prepared to go avout rirelessly to see the sprawling ruined capital of Vijayanagara (Hampi). An annual jatra (Fair) associated with the Kanakachalapathi temple, which is held in the month of Phalguna, is largely attended.

What to see in Anegundi

* Pampa Sarovara  *Anjanadri Hill *Anesalu *Gagan Mahal *Ranganath Temple *Myagoti Durgadevi Temple  *JainBasadi  *Mantapa(64pillers) *Ananeya Tempe  *Navrandavana Gadde *Gavi Ranganata Temple *Ashram  *Huchappayana matha Temple  *Surya-Narayan Temple   *Chinthamani   *Bank of river Thungabadra etc.,

 

 

                             

                                    Anjaneya   Betta                                                                                                     Anegundi Fort Entrance Gate

                             

Newly under construction Bridge of Anegundi connecting Hampi                    Chintamani Wide view, with covering surrounding Area.

 

                           

                              Chintamani Main Entrance Gate                                                                              Chintamani Lord Shiva Temple

 

                               

                                        Gagan palace, Anegundi.                                             Ganesh Temple - wood work has been done on Rock by Handicraft

 

                   

                                                Aane Salu                                                                                                           Papayya Canal

 

                        

                                    Anegundi Garuda Sthambha                                                       Shri Lord Gavi Ranganath's Temple Outside Look

                                        

                    Ashrama of Swamy Huchchaiappa.                                                                                 Huchchaiappana Mutt Anegundi

                                 

    Huchchaiappana Mutt inside view, whole Ramayana                                                                                            Jain's Temple

             described by making statues on side walls

                                       

                   Nandi Pillar in Huchchaiappana Mutt                                                                                   Nava Brindavana ( Nine Brindavana)

                                  

King srikrishnadevarayalu was well known Pandit (master) in sixty                                  Pampa Sarovara Laxmi Temple (Lake).

four various vidya's (studies) and these 64 pillars are located on

his samadi.

                            

            Shri. Lord Gavi Ranganath Temple Inside Look                                                                   Anegundi Lord Ranganatha Temple                                                                                                               

                       

                                             Seven Headed Snake                                                                    Anegundi South Side Entrance Gate

                                        

   Synthetic Hand Work has been done by Handicrafts on                                                            Kanakachalapathi  temple

                  single rock in Huchchaiappana Mutt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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