King’s Balance

King’s Balance

BRIEF HISTORY:It is to the south-east of the Vitthala temple and is said to be a structure meant for the Tulapurusha-dana, i.e. weighting the king against precious gems and metals during auspicious occasion like a coronation. It consists of two lofty carved granite pillars supporting a stone beam provided with three loop-holes on the underside (one in the middle and the other two on either end) and three miniature sikharas on the upper side. On either side of this are two kuta sikharas. The two pillars, each erected on a pitha are carved with kumbha-pilasters. The pitha of the east pillar has a bas-relief depicting a king and two queens standing in anjalimudra.