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Hampi, India, was home to one of the largest Empires of the World: Vijaynagara Empire. The Hindu temples have resisted the Islamic Invasion although many were destroyed by the invasion. In the year 1325 Muhammad-bin-Tughluq led several attacks towards south India, particularly Hampi. The Vijaynagara Hindu Empire was created to protect India from the Invasions. After numerous Islamic attacks, over 200,000 Hindus were killed. Today what we see in Hampi are the remaining parts of this…

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Little Indian boy watching the Traditional Krishna and Radha dance during the Flower Holi Festival, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia

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The week in pictures: 5 August 2011

A Hindu devotee pours milk over a cobra during a Nag-Panchami ritual at the Shiva Temple in Amritsar on August 4, 2011. The Hindu festival of Nag-Panchami, observed during the monsoon and sees prayers and tributes to snakes, is observed by many as the day of victory of Hindu God Lord Krishna over the Kaliya snake

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Hampi

Ensemble monumental de Hampi (Krishna Temple) - Karnataka, district de Bellary (Inde)

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Krishna Mandir ( Shikhara Style ), Mangal Bazaar, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/nepal/around-the-kathmandu-valley/patan

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Story through pictures on a door in India. There are also two sacred cows on the facade above the doors in recognition of entry blessings for those who enter.

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✯ Hindu temple at Madura with hand painted hindu idols in vivid colours - India - Amazing!

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