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30 - 45 Min
Pattabhirama temple The second largest temple in Hampi dedicated to Lord Rama and houses a shrine of Goddess Lakshmi. Built in the 16th century by the Vijayanagara King Achyuta Deva Raya, the temple is unusually simpler in ornamentation in comparison to the others in Hampi. The temple is situated near the newly built Tungabhadra canal. Known for its splendid architecture, The temple complex faces east towards a large Pushkarni water tank and a now ruined chariot street. However, the main entrance is now closed and the present entry is through a gate on the southern wall. The temple compound comprises of a main shrine at the center and the Kalyana mandapa to its southeast. To the north of the temple is the Lakshmi temple. The entrance on the northern wall has a domed gopuram. There are four towers in four directions of the temple - east, west, north and south gate. The main tower in the east 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. The tall 5 storied east gopura is in a ruined state. The entire temple area is fortified by strong walls.