King's balance is a unique monument located in Hampi. It consists of two looming carved granite pillar as high as 15 feet. They support stone beam which is again 12 feet long. There are three hoops on it, on the underside from which the balances or scales are hung.
The pillar has a bas relief depicting a king and two queens. The structure appears like an archway. According to legends, this balance was used by the king for weighing himself against gold, gems, silver and other precious stones distributed to the temple priests on certain occasions like solar or lunar eclipse, new years day, coronation day etc.