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.
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”.
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.
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.
|Route travelled: Vijaya Vittala Temple > Hazara Rama Temple|
|Photos: HAMPI – Day 2 Album|
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