Воув — высокая (не ниже 20 метров) квадратная боевая башня. В воув был только один вход/выход, ведущий сразу на второй или третий этаж. Забирались туда по приставной лестнице и сразу же поднимали ее внутрь. Балконы не имели пола, чтобы сбрасывать на врагов камни.
The Lakshmi Narasimha statue and the temple housing the statue were built in the year 1528 A.D. It was constructed during the rule of Krishnadevaraya, one of the greatest rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, one of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, and Goddess Lakshmi. As such, the temple is known as the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.
It is a rare statue with a huge size and was crafted with great details. The statue has a height of 6.7 metres. There are two theories about the form of Narasimha portrayed through the statue. One theory suggests that the statue represents the Ugra Narasimha (fierce Narasimha) form. The reason stated is that the statue has a fierce appearance, expressed through the protruding eyes and the scary facial expression. The absence of Goddess Lakshmi beside the God also added to the relevance of this theory.
The other theory suggests that the statue represents the Malola Narasimha form. The reason stated is that in this statue Narasimha is seen with his consort Goddess Lakshmi sitting on his lap (though the figure is now damaged). Malola is a combination of two words – Ma meaning Goddess Lakshmi and Lola meaning beloved.
Regardless of whatever form of Narasimha the statue represents, it is without doubt a reflection of the rich artistic heritage of the Vijayanagara Empire.
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