Mahanavami Dibba in Hampi is a royal stage used for special functions and announcements. It is located in the royal enclosure. The 22 feet tall stage is completely made of stone and has 3 layers. At the top it has an area of 80 square feet. After climbing the Mahanavami Dibba you can see the entire surrounding. It was constructed by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijaynagara empire after his victory the Gajapati king of Orissa.
The symmetrically built state is further beautified by elaborate ornamental works. It shows elephant procession, beautiful dancers, fight sequence etc. What we see today may not be the complete structure as nearby we could see broken statues which might have been destroyed by Bhamini invaders. There are two ways to climb the Mahanavami Dibba, one staircase from the front facing east and one from the backside. Entrance is free.
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