Mahanavami Dibba

#2 of 21 things to do in Hampi

Famously known as Dasara Dibba, the Mahanavami Dibba is a beautiful stone platform located within the Royal Enclosure in Hampi. As the name suggests, it was the venue of the extensive celebration of Dasara festival during the Vijayanagar Empire. It was the focus of recreational pleasures and activities of that time including army march pasts, sword fighting, wrestling, and musical performances. 

The structure itself seeks the attention of every person who visits there. It consists of a massive granite-faced base that sits in three tiers each diminishing at it ascends, making it the tallest spot within the region. The walls are adorned with intricate carvings of horses, elephants, warriors, caravans, musicians, and embossed with the blessed scenes of the royal activities. On the eastern side of the platform is a chamber depicting the stories of the associations of the Vijayanagar empire with the Chinese and the Arab Emirates for trading, all of which are propagated with the impressive art of stone carving. 

This work of art has two ways to reach the top with stairways, one of which is in the front and the other at the rear side. You are presented with a splendid view of the region once you climb up.

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm

 

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