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Matanga Hill
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Narasimha Statue
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Elephant Stables
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Hazara Rama Temple
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Durbar Hall
King's Palace
Dasara Platform
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Water Channels
Yantroddaraka Anjineya Temple
King's Balance
Vittala Temple
Purandaradas Mantap
Queen's Bath
Singarada Hebbagilu
Noblemen's Palaces

[virupaksha temple] The Virupaksha temple is located at the south of the Ganesha images, at the foot of the hill called Hemakuta Hill. The temple, often called Pampapathi temple, is the most sacred of the temples of this place. Historically speaking, this temple has an uninterrupted history from about the 7th century. What was once a small shrine, in course of time, developed into a large complex under the Vijayanagara rulers. At present, the main temple consists of a Sanctum, three ante chambers, a pillared hall and a Mukha Mantapa also called Ranga Mantapa or an open pillared hall. A pillared cloister, entrance gateways, courtyards, attendant shrines and other manttapas surround the temple. In 1510 A.D. Krishnadevaraya added the above-mentioned Ranga Mantapa.


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