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The hard granite stone was not suitable for the delicate filigree work that could be carved on Schist. What the artists had to sacrifice on the delicacy of the work was compensated by the massiveness of the sculptures. The crude hard granite boulders were transformed by the sculptors into images of awesome beauty and charm symbolizing the vibrant and mighty power of the Vijayanagara rulers.

The Vijayanagara architecture can be further divided into

hampi horizonReligious Architecture
Civil Architecture
Military Architecture


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