Exterior, Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!

Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday – Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi!

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.

Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!
Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!

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.
Exterior, Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!
Exterior, Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!

In case you guys are interested….

43 thoughts on “Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday – Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi!

  1. Hampi is a magnificent site and a place which is so worthy of being showcased as a major cultural site of India.
    Unfortunately, for a solo traveler like me who doesn’t want to waste time journeying, reaching Hampi is still a pain, which requires more money, time, planning than possibly a weekend trip to Dubai.
    Loved this article of yours. Hampi has a plethora of architectural marvels and each one of them is worth visiting and exploring.. 🙂 The finesse of the sculptures and stone carvings is simply unmatched.
    Thank you Madam for sharing yet another post on Hampi.. 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, Hampi is a wonderful site for travellers. You can travel by train from Mumbai to Hospet and then take any cab or auto till Hampi. There are many pocket friendly stays as well. 😊
      I am glad you liked Hazara Rama Temple post. Yes, each site in Hampi is worth visiting and praising the architectural marvel. The sculptures, carvings are worth mentioning. Thank you Abir! 😊

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    1. Hampi is a wonderful place. No wonder it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. You need atleast 4-5 days to experience its beauty. You should definitely plan Hampi. Where are you based, BTW?

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  2. Beautiful place and great article! Must be a wonderful destination.
    One particular line confuses me though: In the first point you say that it depicts Lord Ram and his avatar Vishnu. Shouldn’t it be the other way round?

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Ishaan. Yes, you are absolutely right. It should be other way around. I will do the correction. Thank you so much for suggesting the correction. 😊🙌

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    1. Hampi is indeed beautiful and full of history and cultural heritage. There are so many sites which give insights of the lifestyle of that time. Thank you for visiting my blog, dear! 😊

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