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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Hampi Sacred Center: Photo 54

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Scales were suspended from the rings at the top so kings on occasions such as an eclipse or New Year's Day could be weighed against matching quantities of gold and precious stones, which were then distributed to temple brahmins. Farfetched? One inscription records Achyuta Raya weighing himself against pearls.

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