This relatively isolated temple is located midway to Vittala Temple from Kamalapura. This large temple is made of granite including the tower, a notable deviation from the rest of the temples in Hampi. The whole temple stands on an elevated platform.

A fluted base followed by the pilasters at regular intervals forms the outer profile of the temple walls. Usually Hindu temples, especially the large ones, are carved with many godly themes on the exterior wall, on the parapet and the tower. But for the icons carved on the door lintels, a few lotus pot motifs and the Yali faces protruding around on the tower, the exterior of the temple is devoid of any carvings.

Another interesting structure is the brick towered shrine built on a boulder just next to the above temple. This shrine fully built with brick and mortar spots many ruined stucco images on it. The whole theme looks a bit more like a Jain temple than a Hindu temple.

You need to navigate through some privately owned plantations to reach the temple area. The temple is located a bit south of Ahmed Khan's Mosque .

Islamic Quarter

Devi Shrine in Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple

Malayavanta Raghunatha Temple

From a religious and mythological point Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple in Hampi is very significant. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Raghunatha (Rama).


Hampi Landscape

Areas of Hampi

Hampi's attractions are clustered across many zones and villages. Typically a few miles apart, all of them are connected by road and at places by the local ferries.


Mohammadan Tomb and Darga

Yet another set of monuments standing in isolation.The first thing you would notice on approaching this area is two cubical structures, one with a domical roof and the other flat roofed.


Ganigitti Temple

'Ganigitti temple' roughly translates to ‘the oil women's temple’!The reason for the curious name is unknown.


Talarigatta Gate

Talarigatta Gate (alternatively Talarighatta Gate ) was one of the main entrance points into the urban centre of the capital from the riverside.The main road to Talarigatta (the coracle ferry point near the suspension bridge) from Kamalapura pass through this arched structure.


Ahmed Khan’s Mosque and Tomb

This cubical tomb with dome appears in the typical Islamic style (Deccani) architecture.Just north of it is a rectangular pavilion with an array of circular decorated pillars supporting the flat roof.


Coracle ferry in Hampi located near the Kodandarama Temple

Sites in Hampi

Sites in Sacred Center area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Sites in the Riverside area:
(see Riverside Ruins)

Sites in Royal Center area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Sites in Islamic Quarter area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Hills in Hampi:

Sites in Anegondi area:
(see Anegondi )