Vitthala Temple (Hampi) is located on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka state. Being a World Heritage monument, the ruins of the temple are in a moderately good state of preservation. The Vitthala Temple, Karnataka is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has quite a good reputation in using both, the variety of styles that characterizes the shrines within the temple courtyard and the fineness and daintiness of the carvings that embellish them. The unimaginable and artistic sculptural work of the temple is a depiction and an example of Vijayanagar Art at its best. The outer pillars of the Vitthala Temple in Hampi in India are known as the 'Musical Pillars'. The reason is that these pillars start echoing when they are banged. But now the practice of banging is discouraged to avoid further dent.