Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple

Hampi – Pattabhirama

Pattabhirama temple is located in Kamalapura, 5 km south of Hampi bazaar, Karnataka.

Built in 1540 CE during the reign of king Achutaraya, this is one of the largest and most beautiful temples in Hampi.

The temple is replete with an amazing Maha mantapa, Antarala, large Garbhagriha and Kalyana Mantapa (marriage hall). Like many other temples of Hampi, there’s no deity here too.

The Maha mantapa overlooking the courtyard is grand with 64 tall, highly ornamented pillars. The Antarala in front of Garbhagriha is large and replete with highly ornate pillars with intricate designs.

The Kalyana Mantapa (marriage hall) is prominent and large. Pillared mantapas existed all along the outer wall, remnants of which are still visible.

The pillared Mantapa that runs along the inner side of the enclosure wall surrounding the courtyard is by and large intact.

The township around the Pattabhirama Temple was known as the Varadadevi Ammana pette. Varadadevi was the queen of king Achyuta Raya.

What an expansive temple! What an exquisite structure! And what architecture and precise execution! Wow!

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/EYoUL4UGU68xjZNP6

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About Hampi:

Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.

With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.

Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.

Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.

Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.

Hampi – it’s a living museum!

Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
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Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
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Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi - Pattabhirama Temple
Hampi – Pattabhirama Temple

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