Hampi - Purandara Mantapa

Hampi – Purandara Mantapa

Purandara Mantapa is located behind Vittala Temple, in Hampi, Karnataka.

An open pillared pavilion, located on the low lying shore of the Thungabhadra river, gets submerged during monsoon.

Considered the father of Carnatic classical music, Sri Purandaradasa has composed over 75,000 songs. A sculpture of Sri Purandaradasa adorns one of the pillars.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/fhEFSHfGz5ZfuYD49

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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 - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa
Hampi - Purandara Mantapa
Hampi – Purandara Mantapa

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