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Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi

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Discover a key structure within the World Heritage-listed complex of Hampi monuments at Hazara Rama Temple, featuring walls carved with thousands of images depicting scenes from the "Ramayana." Constructed in the 15th century, the relatively small structure served as private shrine for King Vijayanagara and his closest relatives. Renovations carried out after the original construction added an open porch and elaborate pillars to the simple building, which has just two halls and a sanctum. Note the well-preserved external walls with bas-reliefs of Krishna and Rama, as well as images of public processions and festivals involving soldiers, dancers, and trained elephants and horses. By using our Hampi road trip planning website, you can arrange your visit to Hazara Rama Temple and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • It us a temple which is in best condition. Ramayana portrayed all along the walls in intricate carvings. The vicinity is also very beautiful. Also visit the backside. And don't forget to take a round....  more
    It us a temple which is in best condition. Ramayana portrayed all along the walls in intricate carvings. The vicinity is also very beautiful. Also visit the backside. And don't forget to take a round....  more »
  • Very old temple depicting beautiful stories. Nice place and must visit during the trip. Ensure you see all the pillars for their beauty work. 
    Very old temple depicting beautiful stories. Nice place and must visit during the trip. Ensure you see all the pillars for their beauty work.  more »
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  • This temple is located within the Royal Enclosure and was hence believed to be a temple reserved exclusively for the Royals and the residents within the Enclosure. It lies between the royal residences and the ceremonial structures. It is dedicated to the Rama avatar of Lord Vishnu. Though there is a debate about the nomenclature of the temple, the inscriptions indicate that the name literally means 1000 Ramas, alluding to the depiction of the Ramayana sequences carved in great detail, on the outer walls of the temple. The carvings are arranged in three tiers all along the outer walls of the temple. Apart from the main garbha griha, there is a sheltered and pillared corridor all around, a beautiful pavilion also pillared, and a temple dedicated to the Goddess. All the pillars have carvings of divine figures. The Devi temple is covered with beautiful carvings narrating the Luv-Kush episodes of the Ramayana. The main temple also has carvings on the walls from the Bhagavata, depicting principally episodes from Sri Krishna's child hood, or of Bala Krishna. The size of the temple, the details of the carvings, amongst other aspects, lend credence to the belief that this was indeed a temple that had extensive royal patronage!!
  • This is situated inside the Royal enclosure . Contrary to belief it is not because of 1000 ( am sure there are more ) carvings telling the story of the Ramayana , but that it is built with a very open courtyard - which gives it the name . It is just an amazing recollection of the Epic Ramayana which is carved into tablets of big sliced rocks - in three storey’s Around the temple . The inside of the temple is carved with black stone pillars . Must visit and one would be amazed to see some key scenes from the Ramayana depicted so succinctly!

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