The Vithala Temple Complex ranks among the masterpiece edifices in Hampi, Karnataka. This spectacular edifice on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River is basically a religious architectural gem in the form of a sprawling campus. The complex of this breathtaking edifice also includes gateway towers and compound walls. This 15th century AD edifice or temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Vithala.
The Vithala Temple Complex has simply astounding variety of intricate carvings and it has a splendid stone chariot standing in the courtyards. Its huge rangamantapa with 56 musical pillars will reverberate the moment the musical chimes are struck. In terms of architecture and intricate carvings, the temple richly symbolizesthe finesse and imagination that craftsmen enjoyed during the Vijayanagara Empire. Many subsequent kings contributed in this temple complex to help it achieve the legendary status.
Around Vithala Temple Complex, visitors can still find the ruins of a township called Vittalapura which is supposed to once exist around the complex. Beyond all this, the intricate pillared halls and the stone chariot lend a unique appeal to the iconic town of Hampi. The way this temple complex is adorned with exemplifies the superiority of the dynastic during their reign.