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“Malyavant Raghunatha Temple - Hampi”

Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple - built in the Dravidian style. Strange-looking fishes and marine monsters carved along its outer walls are worth noticing.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This temple is on the Kampli road - as you get out of the Vitthala temple and reach the state highway take a left ( i.e. away from Kamalapur ) - continue till you see an arch on the left. Drive into the arch and up the hill ( a km or so ) of slightly narrow, but very much motorable road - the road goes all the way till the temple.

Have the darshan of Lord Rama and go behind the temple and ascend the slop to get to the top of the hillock. The view from the point is a sight to behold. Sunsets are to be enjoyed from this point.

Plan such that you visit this place for sunset.

Just at the view point is another small temple "Prasanna Virupaksha" on the top of a steep boulder. This is the location where Lord Rama was supposed to have meditated.

Don't miss!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Hampi is in northern Karnataka in India. For Hindus it is an important pilgrimage spot because of Lord Virupaksha Temple and other shrines. The ruins are classifies as ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO. It is stated that as per 2014 statistics Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google.
Hampi was the same place that is referred as Kishkinda in epic Ramayana. Kishkinda was monkey (Vanara) kingdom of King Sugriva, whose minster was Anjaneya or Hanuman. Sugriva was younger brother of Vali. These characters appear in epic Ramayana. After the episode of kidnap of Seetha by demon Ravana, king of then Lanka, Rama and his brother Lakshmana went in search of Seetha. On the way they met the ardent devotee of Rama. The epic Ramayana refers to Pampa Sarovar as spot where Rama came to her hermit to receive her benevolence. Later on receiving her hospitality and on her suggestion they came to Rishyamuka hill to meet Sugriva. Hanuman led Rama and introduced Rama to Sugriva. Sugriva was deprived of his wife by his elder brother Vali. Rama killed Vali and crowned Sugriva as king of Vanara kingdom. Sugriva requested these brothers to stay in Rishyamuka hill since it was monsoon so that Sugriva could arrange his army to go in search of Seetha. Sugriva in the happiest moment of his life as King of Vanara forgot his promise and went on enjoying royal life. Lakshmana could not enter the city as such he appeared on the scene and blew the string of his bow. It made a thunder like sound. On hearing the sound Sugriva came running to Rama and sought for his excuse. Then they marched towards Lanka with Hanuman’s monkey army to rescue Seetha and reached Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu to cross the Ocean.
Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and reminds us of crucial events in Ramayana. It is at 3km down the road from Kamalapur. I can say that it is in isolation on hill as such I could not see any crowd, as witnessed at other popular dots. I could see crowd at top of Matunga Hill and Hemakuta Hill. I had to admire this big shrine at the peak, I hope you will join me too.
There are strange and interesting designs of fish and oceanic creatures adorning its inner walls. You will feel mesmerized to enjoy wonderful scenario of sun setting amidst huge rocks and other monuments seen on landscape. The breeze is pleasant and lovely.
We have to go through a narrow path that takes us upto eastern gate of the temple. The moment we enter a towered porch we will see many temples and pavilions around. At east we have to pass in a huge entrance tower. Outside this area you may looks at a long chain of boulder hills. We can see 360 degree panoramic view of the whole of Hampi and sunset. I was really immensely moved by Lord Rama’s grace for having visited beautiful shrine of Ramayana times.
I saw a display of carved Nandi (Bull) statues and Shivalingas nearby. A gap found on the floor is filled with water, which separates the two rows of carvings. It is said that Laxmana made this by his arrow.
There is no airport in Hampi. Bellary is closest airport at 64km. Nearest railway station is at Hospet at 13km. Hampi has a good road network as it is connected to many cities in Karnataka and other states. There are a wide range of hotels in Hampi offering very good services at minimum rates.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

located on a hill, its good to visit if its on your way to other places in hampi. convenient if you have your own vehicle. The temple is very old , serene , takes you back in time.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Asha R
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Malyavantha hill has the religiously important Rama temple called Raghunatha temple. In this temple Rama and Lakshamana are seen in sitting posture and They are like saints with curled up hair and beaded garland. There is a Sita devi standing by the side. The priest said this is the temple or the place where Rama is meditating and worried about Sita devi not found. Meanwhile lord Anjaneya is in front of lord showing Him the jewels that were thrown down by Sita Devi. Pooja is done in North Indian style. Behind the temple is boulders after boulders. Find one, lay your back, enjoy the panaromic view of Hampi, feel the breeze and watch the sunset. We were not very lucky to see a good sunset. Also it is not a very peaceful place as people gather and gather to watch sunset and gets noisy. Visit in the evening, it is one of the best sunset points.

Date of experience: February 2014
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