About Purandaradasa Mantapa
The Purandaradasa Mantapa is an increased pavilion observed close to the Vijaya Vittala temple. According to a famous folklore, the extremely good saint poet Purandaradasa who is recognized to have composed about 75,000 songs as soon as upon a time, sat here and sang songs in praise of his favorite god, Vittala.
The poet’s songs are sung even nowadays, maximum popularly in the state of Karnataka. But, considering none of his songs had been written down, most of them were lost and handiest about a thousand bizarre is regarded to exist. These songs are now sung at the delivery anniversary of the poet that Hampi celebrates on the identical mantapa inside the months of January or February for 2 to 3 days. That is also the time while cited Carnatic song singers render their performances. The mantapa additionally has a small statue of Purandaradasa with the tambura, a classical music tool. The pavilion is used to rejoice many religious festivals even these days.