Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi

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Discover a key structure within the World Heritage-listed complex of Hampi monuments at Hazara Rama Temple, featuring walls carved with thousands of images depicting scenes from the "Ramayana." Constructed in the 15th century, the relatively small structure served as private shrine for King Vijayanagara and his closest relatives. Renovations carried out after the original construction added an open porch and elaborate pillars to the simple building, which has just two halls and a sanctum. Note the well-preserved external walls with bas-reliefs of Krishna and Rama, as well as images of public processions and festivals involving soldiers, dancers, and trained elephants and horses. To visit Hazara Rama Temple and get the most from your holiday in Hampi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hampi road trip planning website .
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  • Another jewel in the crown of Hampi. The architecture is stunning. Hazara rama temple is a must-visit for history architecture and photgraphy enthusiasts  more »
  • Hazara Rama Temple proved to be the unexpected highlight of our first day at Hampi. While we saw many fine examples of Hindu architecture, this was the one which really blew us away. Despite its relat...  more »
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  • The Hazara Rama temple is one of its kind. The temple even though defunct; has the walls covered with intricate sculptures. The whole Indian epic of Ramayana has been depicted on the walls. It is said that the total number of Rama sculptures in this temple is around Thousand. The Hindi word for thousand is "Hazaar" and hence the name Hazara Rama temple.
  • Hazara Rama temple is one of the most elegant temples in Hampi. Its construction was started in the year 1513 A.D., under the orders of Krishnadevaraya and was completed before the end of his reign. It's location nearby royal enclosure proves that it is a royal chapel or a private temple for the use of the royalty.
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