Throne Platform

Throne Platform

BRIEF HISTORY:This magnificent edifice identified as Mahanavami Dibba or Dussera Dibba was constructed by Krishnadeva Raya on return from victorious campaign against Gajapatis of Orissa in A.D. 1513. This platform is also known as the House of Victory or Throne Platform as referred by the Portuguese traveller Domingo Paeas, who visited the kingdom at its zenith under Krishnadevaraya. This structure was the hub of cultural activities and ceremonies conducted during the Dasahara festivals, a vivid description of which is given by the contemporary travellers. This pyramidal structure built of granite stone blocks, in three tiers had a superstructure of perishable material rising to a height of seven storeys. The platform is accessible through flights of steps provided on three sides. The recent excavation has revealed that this structure has constructed in three phases. The recent work at the top of platform has laid bare plan of a large central bay with colonnades (indicated by pillar bases) and with many pillared chambers.