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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  • The mandapa is located along the riverside and it is advisable to visit the temple during summer since the water levels might be low. During rains, it will be difficult to visit the temple and there a...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Wonderful place near 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 !

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