This Stone chariot is often depicted as the flagship tourist attraction of Hampi. In fact the Hampi Stone chariot, most of the times, is even used as a symbol of Karnataka Tourism! The Stone chariot is located inside the Vittalaraya temple complex.
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The Hampi Chariot was built to be used as a ...
Decorative stone piece for the temple.
Shrine for lord Garuda.
As a chariot to be moved around the temple during festivals.
As a chariot to be used during wars to accommodate the king.
Question 1 Explanation:
The Hampi chariot is not a chariot as the name suggests, rather a shrine built like a chariot. This is located inside the Vittala Temple campus. The Stone Chariot once contained the statue of Garuda, though the shrine is empty now. And, this structure can't be moved!
There are two animals positioned in front of the structure, identify them.
Hoysala mythical creatures
One Elephant and one Horse
Question 2 Explanation:
Two elephants are positioned as if they are pulling the chariot. In fact these stone elephants were brought from elsewhere and positioned here at a later stage. Originally two horses were carved in that position. The tails and the rear legs of the horses can be still seen just behind these elephant sculptures.
The stone chariot is a Monolith, i.e. carved out of a single stone.
Question 3 Explanation:
The chariot may appear, and sometimes even referred to, as a monolithic structure. In reality this stone shrine was built with many giant granite blocks. The joints are smartly hidden in the carvings and other decorative features that adorn the Stone Chariot. It appears from the marks on the platform, where the wheels rest, the wheels were free to move around the axis.
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