https://flic.kr/p/E2L5d | Badami temple, Karnataka, India | Just one of a group of temples in and around the village of Badami, Karnataka, which was the capital of the Chalukyan Kings from AD543 to 757
Great Gopuram (152ft) & entrance to Temple, Madura 1875 Photograph of a gopuram (tower) and entrance of the Minakshi Sundareshvara temple in Madurai, taken by Nicolas & Company in the 1870s. (via British Library)
Hampi, India, was home to one of the largest Empires of the World: Vijaynagara Empire. The Hindu temples have resisted the Islamic Invasion although many were destroyed by the invasion. In the year 1325 Muhammad-bin-Tughluq led several attacks towards south India, particularly Hampi. The Vijaynagara Hindu Empire was created to protect India from the Invasions.