This 5-meter or so tall ‘balance’ is located near the Vittala temple. Also called as Tula Bhara or Tula Purushadana, the king used to weigh himself with gold, gems, silver and precious stones, and distributed to the priests.

It’s believed that this had been done during the special ceremony seasons like solar or lunar eclipses. You can spot three loops on top of the balance, into which the balance actually hung. Also in one of the pillars you can spot the king’s image carved along with his concerts.

This structure almost appears like as archway at the end of the Kampa Bhupa’s Path just behind Vittala temple. The path in fact passes through this arch like structure.

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Riverside Ruins

The riverside gorge just north of the Kodandarama Temple is remarkable for the various clusters of ruins.

The sought after ones are the array of Shiva Lingas carved on the flat rock surface and the carved Anandashayana Vishnu on the rock cleft.

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Yantrodharaka Anjaneya Temple

Dedicated to Hanuman, this functioning shrine is located just behind the Kodanda Rama Temple on the riverside.Probably this is the second most important shrine dedicated to Hanuman (also called Anjaneya ) in Hampi.

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Ancient Bridge

On the south side of the Purandaradasa Mantapa behind the Vittala Temple lies the trace of an ancient bridge.Currently only the pillars meant to support the top slabs of the bridge remain.

Chakratirtha

In the local language Chakratirtha means ‘the sacred water body that swirls’ .Located close to the Kodanda Rama Temple, this spot is considered the holiest bathing spot in Tungabhadra River.

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Kampa Bhupa’s Path

The trek rout is approximately 2 kilometer from the Hampi Bazaar.It’s more of a walk along a rocky, boulder-strewn terrain than any big trekking sort of thing that involves climbing.

Kodandarama Temple

This river facing shrine looks humble but religiously significant.According to the local myths, this is the place where Rama killed Vali and crowned Sugreeva.

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Narasimha Temple

The Narasimha Temple, also sometimes referred as the Jain Temple, is built on a sheet of rocky slop of the Gandhamadana hill facing the river.A long flight of steps projecting out of the temple compound takes you to the temple courtyard.