Vijayanagar recreated in Chikmagalur

Sculptures erected for the sound-light festival which will be held at the District Stadium in Chikmagalur on Saturday and Sunday. DH PHOTO

Hundreds of visitors who throng the District Stadium in the town on Saturday and Sunday will have the glimpse of the golden age of Vijayanagara dynasty. Historic temples, monuments, stone chariots of Hampi were replicated to make the venue look and feel like the golden era of Vijayanagar dynasty.

The stadium is all set to host the ‘Dhwani-Belaku’ (sound-light) festival, which is celebrated to commemorate the golden age of Sri Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara dynasty. The festival, which is being organised by the district administration and the Tourism Development Corporation, will commence at 7.30 pm on November 27.

History of various places will be visualised through the light and sound show. The show will last for about one hour.

The Vijayanagar dynasty, which came into existence in 1336, ruled the region till 1565. The period was considered as golden age as art, sculpture, literature, music and drama were patronised by the rulers. Moreover, the period was also considered rich socially and economically. The festival is being organised to commemorate the 500th anniversary of king Sri Krishnadevaraya.

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