Another week….Another Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday. This time I am writing about one of my favourite UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Hampi. It is not only photographer’s paradise but also Historian’s treasury. This post will be about one of the sites in Hampi i.e The Hazara Rama Temple.
So, here are the fun facts about the temple….
- The Hazara Rama (Thousand Rama) depicts the reigning deity of the temple – Rama.
- The walls, relics and panels of the temple carry more than thousand stories of Ramayana including Luv-Kush, Bal Krishna and Bhagvata.
- Built in the 15th century, Hazara Rama is the remarkable example of Dravida Vimana type of temple.
- Hazara Rama temple was the private temple of the Royal Family of then Vijayanagar empire.
- The temple opening has flat roofed Dvarmandapa with symmetrical pillars and after crossing the doorway one enters Rangamandapa with blackstone tall pillars.
- The relics on the outer walls depict the procession of horses, elephants, soldiers, women in the Dusshera rally.
- The ruined temple is known for intricate carvings and inscriptions.
- The only temple located in the Royal Zone between Residential and Ceremonial enclosures.
There are many more such amazing facts about the Hazara Rama Temple which I will try to incorporate in the detailed post sometime. I hope you liked it.
In case you guys are interested….