Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi

After visiting Sanapur lake and Vijaya Vittala Temple Our first destination post-lunch was Hazara Rama Temple. This is my most favorite temple in Hampi and we recommend you to add this to your Hampi itinerary without a miss. We did not have much expectation about this temple and the temple proved us wrong and turned out to be a spectacular one.

Hazara Rama Temple

Hazara Rama Temple

The Hazara Rama temple is located at the core of Royal Enclosure and it is hard to miss it as it is the only temple in the area. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and was built in the 15th century. Since there is a huge number of relics depicting stories of Ramayana, the temple got its name “Hazara Rama” which means “Thousand Rama”.

Relics on the compound wall

Relics on the compound wall

The first thing you notice as you approach the temple is its high rising outer compound decorated with arrays of beautiful sculptures. The relics include processions of elephants, horses, dancing girls, celebrations arranged in five lines. The displays are one of its kind and a treat for eyes.

Hazara Rama Temple

Hazara Rama Temple

Inside the temple complex, you can find the huge number of sculptures beautifully carved. Most of them display the Ramayana story in an extremely beautiful manner. Few walls have the relics carved in square panels which make it look like a collage of an amazing art piece. Whereas, the other walls have sculptures carved with perfection. We spent about 1 hr exploring and appreciating the temple and then headed towards the Zenana enclosure.

Intricate art at Hazara Rama Temple

Intricate art at Hazara Rama Temple

 

Date: 11-Feb-18
Route travelled: Vijaya Vittala Temple > Hazara Rama Temple
Photos: HAMPI – Day 2 Album

Route Info:

You can also choose to watch the detailed video on this here:

Share this post:

We value your feedback

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: