Music pillars of Hampi – Travel Karnataka




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Published on Nov 7, 2016

Hampi is purely magical. My four day trip to Hampi was amazing, four days are not enough to explore it's beauty, they say there are several numbers of Musical pillars in Hampi, the main ones are in the Vitthala temple complex. The guide shown me few of them, then I started discovering more Musical pillars by myself. I spent almost a day finding pillars that produce music. This pillar is from the Achyutaraya Temple complex, I found this particular pillar produce best tonal variations.
**This video was featured in Ancient Aliens show on History Channel**
*This is not Alien technology*

According to 'Shilpa Rathna Ajithagamana' – a Kannada language literature of Vijayanagara period, these pillars are made by Casting method.

1. Rocks were melted into liquid form.
2. Sand and other minerals were mixed into the molten rock.
3. Molten rock poured into the shape of the pillars, then cut and carved carefully.
4. These pillars were installed meticulously in presence of musicians during night, in absolute silence.

these pillars are mainly categorized into two different types:
1. 'Sthri Shile' which resonates like Veena and other string instruments.
2. 'Poon Shile' resonates like percussion instruments such as Tabala, Mrudanga etc.

The book also mentioned how Rangamantapa at Vijaya Vittala Temple, Viroopaksha temple and various other temples were built. Definitely not aliens, but epic craftsmanship of ancient Hindus.

This was shot on Redmi 3S Prime. (Audio & Video). Hope you'll enjoy it.


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