Due to the sheer volume of pictures I took in Bhaktapur, I have split up my Bhaktapur Photo Gallery into 3 Parts. This is the second instillation, in which I have also added a few fun facts about this ancient royal city....
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The Vittala Temple, situated northeast of Hampi, is one of the principal monuments of the city. The temple is believed to date from the 16th century and is dedicated to Vittala, an aspect of Vishnu worshipped in the Maratha country.
One of the main draws to the Vittala Temple is the musical pillars. Each pillar represents a musical instrument, and is constructed in a cluster of 7 minor pillars arranged around a main pillar. These 7 pillars, when struck, emanate the 7 notes from the representative instrument, varying in sound quality based on whether it represents a wind, string or percussion instrument.