Kan: ವಿಜಯನಗರ vijayanagara

‘Victory City’  Historic site/District, Karnataka 

From Skt: vijaya, ‘conquest’, ‘victory’; and nagar, ‘city’.

The District was named after the Vijayanagar Empire which dominated South India from the 13thto the 16thC from its capital at Hampi, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It acted as a last line of defence against Muslim invaders from the North.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Karnataka place names.


Virupaksha Temple Complex, Vijayanagara

Virupaksha Temple Complex, Vijayanagara          Dineshkannambadi