August 14, 2017
After Varaha temple, we moved on towards the King's Balance. Enroute, on the slopes of the rocky hillock is an enclosure with a temple and 3 mantapas. This enclosure is said to be Vysaraja's Matha- a Vaishnavite monastery.
A flight of steps takes you to the portico and gateway to the enclosure.
This is the only temple of the enclosure. The structure is aligned to south-west - north-east direction. It has two doors on its sides and a stepped Shikhara over its Garbhagudi. Its outer walls are quite plain except for images of Garuda, Hanuman and floral motifs.
The door frame is graced by Gajalakshmi and a pair of Dwarapala.
Hemkuta hill but much smaller. The mantapa offers a clear view of the slopes, the valley below and the neighboring hills.
Hanumana Kote near Lalguli and Yantroddhara Hanuman at Hampi.
From here, we move on to the King's Balance which is close to Vittala Temple.