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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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Where to stay in Hampi

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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  • this is behind the vitthala temple after crossing the kings balance.nice view.calm atmosphere.we walked to reach there for 15 minutes.best time to visit here is in the evening.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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 !
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  • Purandhara dasar was living here and buried below this mandapam after his death.
  • Purandara mantapa is the site you could get closest to nature, in Hampi. You can continuously listen to the murmuring river and the birds sing. It's best visited during early hours, between 5.30 and 8 am. Also, do not forget the little statue of Purandara dasa carved into one of the pillars in the mantapa
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