The Pattabhirama Temple is a major pilgrimage center in the ruined city of Hampi. Along with the Virupaksha and Vitthala temples, the Pattabhirama temple embodies the prolific temple-building ventures of the Vijayanagara rulers.
About The Temple
Devotees from different all over the world come to visit this temple and shrines to pay their homage to their titular deities; it is 353 kilometres from Bangalore, in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Hampi has a history from the epical age of Ramayana, ages before the Vijayanagara Empire was born. Hampi has an epical history as the capital city of Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom during the era of Ramayana. It was built by Krishna Devrai. Pattabhirama temple on the south of the sacred river Tungabadra located in scenic hilly surroundings is the largest among the ruins. This wonderful temple is noted for its largeness. There is a capacious hall in front of the temple.
Known for its splendid architecture, the temple complex is restricted within a large rectangular arena. The sanctum sanctorum with its axial mantapas is situated in the centre of the courtyard. A pillared colonnade runs along the inside of the wall round the courtyard. The east-facing sanctum is a tri-tala vimana with an antarala, ardha-mantapa and maha-mantapa. The large and square maha-mantapa is a finely proportioned seven aisled structure with tall and slender composite pillars of various types. To the east of the ardha-mantapa is the usual covered pradakshina-prakara enclosing the garbha-griha and the antarala.
Now, the ruins at Hampi remind its people of the greatest land of culture, music, art and architecture, which continues to exude a charm, that is just mind-blowing.
About the Deity
This presiding deity of the Pattabhi Rama temple is Lord Rama.
Best time to visit
From November to February
The Pattabhirama Temple stands on a secluded location. However, it can be easily accessed from any place in Hampi.
The nearest airport is at Bellary, situated at a distance of 974 km. The airports at Belgaum (190 km) and Bangalore (353 km) can also be accessed to reach Hampi. There are other modes of transport to reach Hampi from these places.
The nearest railway head is at Hospet. Visitors can reach Hampi from Hospet by travelling for 12 km by road. There are frequent buses that ply between Hospet and Hampi.
Hampi is well-connected by the road network. There are several buses that connect Hampi to the nearby towns and cities. Private cars and vehicles are available from Bangalore and Mysore to reach Hampi.
Kamalapur, Karnataka 583215
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
Open from dawn to dusk