"King's Balance" Hampi Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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This 5-metre or so tall ?balance? is located near the Vitthala Temple. Also called Tula Bhara or Tula Purushadana, the king used to weigh himself with gold, gems, silver and precious stones, and distribute to the priests.

It?s believed that this was done during the special ceremony seasons like solar or lunar eclipses. You can spot three loops on top of the balance, into which the balance actually hung. Also on one of the pillars you can spot the king?s image carved along with his consorts.

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  • Written Sep 20, 2009
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