Hazara Rama Temple

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Hazara Rama Temple
Temple Address
Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi, Bellary , Karnataka 583239, Bellary, Karnataka 583239
Temple overview

Hazara Rama Temple, which is one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Rama, was built in 15th century by King Devaraya I. Situated within the royal enclosure this temple of Lord Rama includes the massive panel which depicts the legend of Ramayana. Hazara Rama Temple has been a major attraction for the tourists who visit Hampi. This temple is mainly known for the architecture and maintenance which defines the splendid structure of the Vijayanagar Empire Originally the temple included a sanctum, Ardha mandapa and a pillared hall which is an open porch with tall and elegant pillars. High compound walls enclose the entire complex of the temple with the main entrance is located at the east. Along with its sculptures and panels, the temple has an attractive pillar hall which is surrounded by the unique black stone pillars which are raised on a stone platform at the center of the hall. The temple also includes the shrines of Devi and Utsava mandapa. The outside walls of the temple are decorated with sequences from the Ramayana. Till now, this is the only temple with such carvings on the outside walls of the temple compound. The temple has a blanket of green lawn from which a mud path is seen. This leads to the Pan Supari Street further down. Close to this temple are the Zenana Enclosure and the Lotus Mahal. At the north-east corner, the Danaik’s enclosure and the underground Shiva temple can be found. There are many more shrines and pillars inside the temple premises. The temple is famous for the lovely as relics and panels depicting the story of the epic Ramayana.
Hazara Rama Temple is the only temple in Hampi which has a chiseled compound wall. The exterior walls have been chiseled with bas-relief which narrates the entire story of Ramayana. This depicts the episodes of Raja Dasharat when he performs yajnas and the birth of Shri Rama, Rama as a child, as a king along with the images of Goddess Sita. The temple now remains unused except as a major tourist spot of Hampi. The outer wall of the temple includes the sculptures of some animals like horses, elephants, camels, and human beings while the inner walls are dedicated to the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Overall the bold curvatures, the sculptures on the wall, the exemplary pillars and the structure of the temple are one of the biggest contributions of the Vijayanagar rulers which define the traditions of ancient India. This temple is heavily decorated during the Dussehra and Ramnavami.

Temple Timings
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm