Consider the following features of Vijaynagara kingdom:
1. The capital Hampi had an extensive network of aqueducts.
2. Bull was the most common animal to be depicted on the temple pillars.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
The Vijaynagara Empire was founded by Harihara and Bukka in AD 1336 with Hastinavati (Hampi) as the capital city. The temple building activity of the Vijayanagara rulers produced a new style, called the Vijayanagara style. Though often characterized as Dravida Style, it had its own distinct features. The distinct features of the architecture were the pillars and the complicated manner in which they were sculptured. The horse was the most common animal to be depicted on the pillars. Important features of Vijayanagar style of temple and architecture were: monolithic pillars, ornate brackets, decoration on exterior side of the walls, etc.
In addition to its beautiful monuments and temples, Hampi had an extensive network of aqueducts and canals that spread across the whole area.