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Hanuman Statues as Signal Men

Don’t worry this is no new controversy. According to the Archaeological Survey India (ASI), the Hanuman statues in Hampi, Karnataka served as signal men. Incidentally, Hanuman is believed to have been born in Hampi. Numerous statues of Lord Hanuman are found in Hampi. Some studies have estimated the number of statues to be more than thousand. The newindipress reports:Over a thousand statues of ‘Hanuman’ are found in the temples of Hampi and surrounding areas. A large number of statues of Hanuman are placed in such a fashion that its hand and facial direction in one statue leads to the next monument in Hampi. Similar statues are also placed at road diversions, towards other places and river beds of Tungabadhra.