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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 part of your personalized Hampi itinerary using our Hampi travel itinerary maker.
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  • We just got here thanks to our guide. The river carry on round braided boats. But, more importantly, there is a very ancient and a very small temple in which very old servant. That's where one touches with history and culture. Not in places where full of tourists, but in those quiet places.
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  • We will see several pillars erected in the middle of the river. This is the Pillard bridge constructed at the time of Krishnadevaraya for transportation from this place to the other place which is app...  more »
  • Accessibility is a bit difficult to this place. But the walk from Vittala temple is rewarding. One can opt for coracle ride here.  more »