Gajjala Mantapa on the way to Vittala Temple

Gajjala Mantapa on the way to Vittala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:This is an elaborately decorated mantapa situated about 1 km east of the Vitthala complex. Raised on a moulded adhishthana, it has nine bays of which the central one is occupied by raised platform. The ceiling of this platform is ornate having miniature sikhara with deities, miniature niches with devotees and an elaborately carved lotus. On the west side there is a porch having a flight of three steps with Yali-balustrades. There is a brick superstructure of two tiers over the ceiling of the central bay. The brick parapet over the roof has many niches with remains of stucco figures.