The Tungabhadra Dam gates were opened on Sunday and the water was allowed to flow through various places in its way, and as a matter of consequence, a few monuments at Hampi have sunk. Every year this phenomenon of sinkage of monuments at Hampi is noteworthy.
The monuments that reside right next to the river banks have experienced sinkage. Monuments like Vaidika Mantapa, Snanaghatta, Kotilinga, Purandaradasa mantapa. The Chakratirtha Kodandarama temple also has been seeing a surge in water levels.
The tourists have been warned to not get close to the river banks as there is a continuous release of water from the Tungabhadra Dam. A high alert message has been passed on to avoid any undesirable situation.
This is a small open pillared pavilion of the Purandaradasa Mantapa’s top, white-washed, dedicated to the legendary poet Purandaradasa who lived in Hampi.