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#2 of 29 Places To Visit in Hampi
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Near Vittala Temple, Nimbapura, Hampi, Karnataka, 583239, India
entry fee
no entry fee
visit duration
15 minutes

about king's balance

Remember all those fanciful tales of Kings weighing themselves with gems, rubies and gold? Well, it's at Hampi where they seem to take on life with King's Balance being one such pleasant affirmation.

5 meters tall and carved out of stone, King's Balance appears like a lonesome archway left standing, but peer closely and you can spot the three loops on the beam where the balance must have hung. Legends have it that the Kings would weigh themselves with gold, precious stones and jewellery and distribute it to the temple priests on the special occasions of Dusshera, solar and lunar eclipses.

However, the balance was also used for the purpose of weighing grains and pulses. While images of pillars themselves are carved on the columns of the structure, peer closely towards the square stone platform of one of the pillars and you can spot the image of the king with his two queens chiseled into the stone."

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1 King's Balance review
Mukul Gupta
Mukul Gupta
Mar 28 2014
Great place !!! Deserves to be visited at least once.