Purandaradasa Mantapa, Hampi

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Pay homage to a celebrated poet at Purandaradasa Mantapa, one of the smallest structures found within the World Heritage Site of Hampi. Built to honor Purandara Dasa, a legendary 16th-century poet who spent most of his life at Hampi, this little columnated pavilion sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and hosts annual music events. Purandara Dasa often sat on the edge of the river, working on his compositions and drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Experts believe the poet composed over 75,000 songs, many of which remain a living part of Karnataka's music heritage. Make Purandaradasa Mantapa a centerpiece of your Hampi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hampi online sightseeing planner .
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  • This mandapa is almost in the middle of the river with several pillars. Its a good visit. You can either reach this place from the Kodandarama Temple from near Virupaksha Temple of from Vitthala Templ...  more »
  • It is a open pillarred mantapa on the banks of Tungabhadra river dedicated to peot Purandaradasa. It is on a simple trek route from Hampi Bazaar to Vitthala Temple near King's Balance. It is believed ...  more »
  • You'll come across a lot of mandapas when roaming around Hampi. The structures are still intact, which is surprising!  more »
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  • Good place.. when water is full in river no1 can go near structure
  • it is the place where Saint Purandara spent his many years here writing songs on divine. it is the best place to meditate and contemplate on our existence
  • A beautiful Place by the river.
  • Picturesque, serene and calm place in Hampi, very close to the flowing Tungabadra river. The mantapa has been built in memory of Purandara Dasa - the great composer and guru of carnatic classical music who lived in the 15th-16th century. The mantapa is not situated on main walking road to Vittala temple, a minor diversion is needed to take the pathway towards the river. The mantapa also gives an excellent view of the Anjanadri Hills. Great place to spend an early morning or an evening, very close to nature. Must-Visit !
  • Wonderful place near river.

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You'll find a number of simple guesthouses and homestays located in Hampi itself, primarily in the Hampi Bazaar district. North and south of the river, they offer comfortable rooms in modest former residential buildings. Further afield, a selection of more upmarket resorts and hotels sit on the banks of the river and the nearby lake to the northwest. Many visitors choose to stay in Hosapete, to the southwest, or the small town of Kamalapur, located just south of Hampi. Both offer a greater range of accommodations than Hampi, including hotels, resorts, and hostels.
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