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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Hampi Sacred Center: Photo 29

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Over the pass, the view looks down on a desanctified temple named either for Tiruvengalanatha (a form of Vishnu equivalent to Venkateshwar or Srinivasa) or for the king who ordered its construction, Achyutaraya. The dedication marks the shift of Vijayanagar's rulers to a more ecumenical religious outlook, no longer limited to Virupaksha.

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