The attraction basically was to hold the elephants before ceremonies, with 11 of them in the stables, the center one to carry Raja Krishna Devaraya, and has a large parade ground area in the front. Each of these 11 adjacent stables had a different architectural dome atop - the center one was on Hindu architecture, 6 were Islamic domes and 4 Jaini pagodas, an illustration of the tolerance and statesmanship of the Raja. The central one was apparently destroyed when the Shahi rulers of Bijapur conquered the Vijayanagara kingdom, but the rest of them remain reasonably well preserved. The place won't take more than 10-15 minutes of your time.
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