Vijaya Vitthala Temple
Vijaya Vitthala Temple is a massive complex that dates back as far as the 15th-century, and stands as a testimony of the Vijayanagara architecture. Dedicated to Lord Vitthala, an embodiment of Lord Vishnu, the temple is said to be the largest historic structure in the area. It houses several shrines, pavilions and halls, including Maha Mantapa (main hall), Kalayana Mantapa (marriage hall), Devi Shrine (shrine of Goddess), Utsav Mantapa (festival hall), Ranga Mantapa, and the stunning stone chariot in the courtyard, which is perhaps the most striking structure of the complex and used to be able to move. This temple is an invaluable historical and architectural heritage with artistic and intricate carvings that represent various gods. Not to mention the huge musical pillars in the temple halls, also called the SAREGAMA pillars, which when tapped gently emanate light musical chimes (though tourists are not allowed to play the musical pillars in order to avoid damage).
Monday to Sunday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Entry fee: INR 10 for Indians; $5 for Foreigners; INR 25 ($ 0.39) for video camera