(Last Updated on : 26/02/2015)
Pattabhirama Temple in Hampi is known for it huge structure and its completeness. It is as large as the Vitthala Temple
. The main shrine is located at the center of the compound. A shrine dedicated to the goddess is located within the temple compound. The hall in front of the main sanctum depicts the Vijayanagara
style composite pillar architecture. The inner ones are comparatively simpler whereas the ones that facing the courtyard are elaborate.
The marriage hall is situated at the southeast of the compound. The pillars are carved with Yali images. The whole temple campus was paved with granite slabs. The tall tower situated at the east end of the compound wall opens to a wide chariot street. There is a temple tank located further east of by the street.
The main tower is built with brick superstructure and granite lower portions. There are some terracotta images visible. There is also a crescent -boar-dragger emblem of the Vijayanagara kings near the archway of the tower. In the northern section of the temple there is a domed gateway. The Pattabhirama Temple was the nodal point of a township. The township around the temple was known as the Varadadevi Ammana pette. Varadadevi was the queen of the Tuluva dynasty
king Achyuta Raya.
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