Pattabhirama Temple


The Pattabhirama Temple is not that ornate and as large as the more poplar Vitthala Temple. Temple was known as the Varadadevi Ammana pette. Varadadevi was the queen of the Tuluva dynasty king Achyuta Raya.Apart from the principle shrine located at the center of the campus, a shrine dedicated to the goddess is located within the temple compound.

The hall in front of the main sanctum is a superb example of the Vijayanagara style composite pillar architecture. The inner ones are relatively simpler whereas the ones facing the courtyard are elaborate.

Yali images are carved fantastically on the pillars. The divine marriage hall is at the southeast of the compound.

The whole temple campus was once paved with granite slabs, you can still spot the traces of it especially at the northeastern portion of the campus.

A tall tower at the east end of the compound wall opens to a wide chariot street. Further east of by the street is an elaborate temple tank. The street area is not much accessible and is now used by the local farmers

The terracotta images typically part of such towers is non-existent. However the details on the lower granite portion are intact. You can even spot the Crescent -Boar-Dragger emblem of the Vijayanagara kings near the archway of the tower.

Pattabhirama Temple is about 500 meters east of the Archeological Survey of India Museum.