Maharaja’s Balance, Hampi

Maharaja’s balance; meaning a physical balance meant to weigh the King. The structure looks like three granite beams, one resting on two vertical beams, 15feet tall. The horizontal resting beam is sculpted in a more detailed manner. Only on close inspection the loops to hang the balance are visible.

Materials ranging from food grains to gold and gems were weighed against the Kings of Vijayanagara kingdom; these were then distributed among the poor and needy. I am trying to imagine the riches available then. All was looted by Mughals who invaded from north of India.

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