In one of the a larger enclosures of the Royal Center sits the unique Mahanavami Platform, said to be used by the Vijaynagar rulers for ceremonies related to Navratri festivities. It is a high platform that rises in multiple levels. The top level has evenly-spaced stone bases which once supported the wooden columns of a superstructure.
The 14th c AD levels made out of granite are covered with bas-relief sculptures. In the 16th c the west face of the platform was clad with green schist stone which allows for much finer sculptural work.
Mahanavami Platform west face with schist stone cladding
South face covered with bas-relief sculpture on granite
View of east face