"Vijaya Nagara is in Bellary District, northern Karnataka. It is the name of the now-ruined capital city that surrounds modern-day Hampi, of the historic Vijayanagara empire which extended over the southern part of India.\nIn around 1500 Vijaynagar had 500,000 inhabitants, probably making it the second largest city in the world after Peking-Beijing and twice the size of Paris back then. The ruins are now a World Heritage Site."
"The Cholas were the greatest of the south Indian ruling dynasties. Rajaraja I (985 -1014 CE) was the greatest of this dynasty known for his royal endeavour, military conquests, efficient administration and promotion of culture and art. He raised the power of the Chola dynasty to unprecedented heights and paved the way for its continued splendour for another two centuries. Rajaraja built the grandest of temples in this capital; Rajarajesvaram (Big temple) may be aptly described as a temple created in a short time for all time . It is rich in the field of architecture, sculpture (in stone and metal) and painting and also in the arena of music and dance. The museum was established in the year 1984 as part of the celebration of his 1000th birth centenary. "
Raja Rajan Manimandapam and Museum
"Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam or Tiru Irum Poolai is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the village of Alangudi in the Valangaiman taluk of Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Navagraha(nine planets) temples situated in the Cauvery delta. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where Campantar, one of the four most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints) have sung the glories of this temple"
"The Chandra Bagawan temple or the moon temple is the second important navagrhangal temple situated in and around the temple town of Thanjavur. It is about 25 km towards the north of Thanjavur and is often visited by people who are under the bad effects of Chandra as per their horoscopes. \nIt is believed that by offering prayers and seeking the blessings of the Moon God, the bad effects can be eliminated or reduced in their lives. The devotees main offering to their deity is raw rice cooked with jaggery and white clothing. Special poojas are performed during the full moon days in Panguni month."
Chandra Bhagwan Temple