Mahanavmi Dibba, Bellary

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  • Mahanavami Dibba is perhaps the most noticeable remain in all of the Royal Enclosure. Standing high and proud aloft the ground, this gorgeous stage provides a panoramic 360-degree view of the city. Th...  more »
  • The panoramic view of the ruins fills one with a vision of the glorious days of the Vijaynagara empire  more »
  • This is a raised platform. It has speculated as to what purpose it serves. The medieval travellers (like Paes) have described it as platform acting as station for the emperor (like Krishna Deva Raya) ...  more »
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  • Mahanavami Dibba This is the tallest structure in this area and hence the first thing you would notice as you enter the Royal Enclosure. From a distance this looks like an ordinary elevated square stage. As you go close, the details emerge. The whole structure is made as a giant square structure in three layers. There are mainly two stairways to reach the top. The front one (east facing) is highly decorated on either sides with carvings of elephants, horses and a host of other things. On the top there is nothing special to see except the great views on the campus around it. At the back of the platform a twin staircase is located. Probably this was used as a service staircase during the ceremonies. Generally one climb up through the front stair & get down through the rear, though there are no restrictions. The sides of this three layered platform is basically fluted design with chains of sculptures (largely of elephants one behind the other). The most celebrated of the carvings are of the panels at the sidewall in the bottom portion. These dexterously carved sculptures and ornamentations depict any thing from the royal ceremony to the city life to the erstwhile foreign envoys to the kingdom to the hunting scenes to the…... Also any things from the Portuguese to Arabic to Chinese connections are visible. Probably this was made as a photo gallery for the benefit of the foreign envoys who had been visiting the capital. They could get the picture of the pompous celebrations held annually at the capital through theses depictions.
  • Nice and height mandapa. should be protected, it ruined day by day.
  • The Mahanavami platform, also called the "Great Platform", "Audience Hall", "Dasara" or "Mahanavami Dibba" monument, is within a 7.5-hectare (19-acre) enclosure at one of the highest points inside the royal centre (urban core). It has ceremonial structures. It is mentioned in the memoirs of foreigners who visited Vijayanagara, some calling it the "House of Victory". The largest monument in this complex has three ascending square stages leading to a large, square platform that likely had a wooden mandapa above it. This was burnt down during the destruction of Hampi.
  • This place will take you to the past which is far behind our imagination.
  • Good history about it.. 1st Radars festival started here. Then mysure King started there in mysure. But in old days the structure was made by sandalwood but after defeated by bejapur sultan's, sultan Burt this place
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