Hazara Rama TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8022352828
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
This temple is not very large but is the most important temple that was built in the royal complex and served as the king’s private temple. Its importance is evident from its central location. The name Hazara Rama is because of the multiple depictions of Lord Rama here. The most attracting feature of this temple is the exclusive variety of local mythological comic strips inscribed on the outer walls of the temple.
Apart from the exquisite carvings, the sprawling lawn and courtyard of this temple complex are also beautiful. This is a link between the royal enclosure and the zenana enclosure. The path from the Danaik enclosure and the underground Shiva Temple also passes through this courtyard.
There are a number of shrines and pavilions associated with this temple. This place is a must visit on your list when you visit Hampi.
- Photography is allowed here free of cost.
- The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
- The nearest railway station is Hospet.
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53.94% of people who visit Hampi include Hazara Rama Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
35% of people start their Hazara Rama Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hazara Rama Temple
59.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hazara Rama Temple
Above average temple given the complete story of the Ramayana on the base. Guides know how to tell it. Other carving is OK but again guide is needed to explain what you are seeing. Lakshmi temple unremarkable.
Our guide chose to skip this venue, don't know why but visited this the next day on our own. Every single inch of this wall in this temple is full of stories, mostly from Ramayana. The name Hazara Rama is said to be derived because same 1000 Rama sculptures, according to one of the many theories. Facade is amazing, feels to be ahead of time it belongs to. The four pillars made of black stone are the ones not to miss.
The temple carries the pictorial (Sculptural) directory of Ramayana. 3 Pradakshina (walk around the perimeter) reveals the complete story of Ramayana, right from the birth of Ram to Luv-Kush.
This particular temple is one of the best structures around. It's well preserved and has some exceptional carvings all over the compound. The good thing is the condition of this place. It's well maintained and the carvings are much clearer than in many other places. The restoration work has been okay and not really great though. The inner sanctum has some amazing carvings on the black stone pillars inside. We dint have access to a good guide here so the historical relevance was kinda lost on us but then the architecture of this temple is also very impressive.
This ruined temple complex was a private temple of the king. With its exceptionally carved outer walls that depict the mighty story of Ramayana, this temple makes for an impressive visit.