Hazara Rama Temple

#9 of 21 things to do in Hampi

Hazara Rama temple, what was once the private temple of the royals of the Vijayanagara Empire, is seated in the center of the royal area. This small but exquisite temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Rama and is intricately decorated with the bas relief work about the mythology of Ramayana. The structure was initially constructed to be a simple and humble one with a sanctum, Ardha mantapa, and a pillared hall. It was gradually extended to accommodate these beautiful pillars as well as an open porch. 

Hazara Rama, that literally translates to a thousand Rama is associated with the legion of relics depicting the revered deity of the temple. While the relief work on the outer walls is dedicated to Lord Rama and Krishna, the walls of the temple convey the story of Ramayana. These relics being one of the most admired ones in India, they also depict horses, elephants, attendants, and dancing women who were all an integral partof the Dussehra procession at that time. 

You are welcomed into the temple compound by two huge gateways that are flanked with a lush green lawn on the northern side. There is a small shrine in the inside of the temple along with intricately sculpted columns. 

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day

Hazara Rama Temple Photos

Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip
Hazara Rama Temple  trip