Describe the development of art and architecture under the Vijaynagar rulers.
The Vijaynagar rulers were great builders and patrons of architecture. They built beautiful temples and strong dams. Vithalaswami and Virupakha temples. It is said that city was surrounded by seven walls. Large pillared known as Kalyan mandap and very high gateway are some of the salient features of these temples. Life – Size statues of king queens are the finest examples of the art of sculpture.