Chivalrous passage to an Epical and chronicle significances – Hampi
Hampi most remarkable and stunning monumental pleasure. A must visit place in our very motherland with historical reverences. One can have an elate trip and visiting few spots would make your trip adventurous too.
Hampi is situated in Karnataka state. The nearest town is Hospet, Bellary district. Capital city of Karnataka Bengalooru is 385 kilo metres from Hampi. Rich and ravishing Krishnadevaraya dynasty has every zeal for visitors.
Best time to visit is October to January
Travel options are train, bus or personal vehicles
Accommodation options are Maurya Bhuvaneshwari 3star hotel, kamalapur; Hotel Shanbhag,Hospet; Hotel Sandarshan, Hospet
It takes great pride to imbue the world by a very historical significant place Hampi. There are stories of Ramayana as Sri Rama along with Sita, Lakshmana lived in those parts of Dandakaranya in Treta Yug. An Euphoric emperor of ancient India Krishnadevaraya ruled and captured southern part of India. Built many temples, artistic sculptures and paintings which brought a beautiful treasure and priceless even today. Excavations from archeological departments are putting great effort in finding many monuments buried under the soil. Flora and fauna of those times is been carved by an artists excellently on the sculptures. Riches of golden days of krishnadevaraya dynasty’s residues are exemplary.
Official language of Hampi is Kannada. Agriculture is main occupation for many. Arts and culture are folk dances, rangoli, huli vesha and celebrating the Hindu calendar festivals. Customs and rituals are most important for the people of that area. Mannettina hunnive, Chaitra gowri vrata, cart festivals are few auspicious traditions they follow. Important landmarks are virupaksha temple and inside the temple the reverse shadow visibility, Vijaya Vittala temple, sasvekalu ganesha, kadlekalu ganesha, akkatangi gundu, market area where gold was sold at Vijayanagara kingdom, rock cart, Narahari teerthara betta, lotus mahal, queens bath, anesalu, ontisalu, Malyavanta, Matanga parvata, anjanadri betta, sunset points, Navavrindavana, yoga narasimha, badavi linga.
ladu sweet is very famous and Shavgi paysa, chivda,poha (flattened rice)
Paddy,sugarcane,banana,coconut are grown. Main source of water is Tungabhadra River
Perfect witnesses of Ramayana can be noticed in the area of Hampi. Matanga parvata situated in pampa kshetra was the land of Sugriva where Rama gave a word to kill vali for the well-being of kishkinda that is monkeys kingdom. Matanga parvata is the place from where lord Hanuman took gigantic form and flew to Lanka in search of Sita Mata. One can visit the place even today and witness the biggest foot in the temple of Matanga parvata. These places have been discovered by Vijayanagara kingdom and the temple is built on the hill as a representation of Ramayana and historical significances.
Religious and ideological place called Nava Vrindavana near Hampi is the peaceful and inspiring place for meditation and has beautiful panoramic views on the banks of Tungabhadra river earlier called as river Pampa. To reach out there bus facilities are available from Hospet to talavargatta or can go by private vehicles. From talavargatta to Anegundi only way to cross river is haragolu that is small round Coracles. One of the occupation of making visitors cross the banks of river in their Coracles. Aanegundi is an island and was jail in Krishnadevaraya period. Ranganatha devasthsna in Anegunde is famous to date. From Anegunde To other bank take another (hargolu) coracle to the island called Navarindavana
It’s a religious and auspicious place for Madhva pilgrims and a feast for nature and peace lovers. Brindavanas of powerful Seers who attained peace in the bestowed island. One small hanuman temple also positioned. People worship there for prosperity and happiness. Madhwa moola guru’s disciples who continued legacies and passed on religious traditions, rituals along with ideologies to present generations.
Nine seers remained salient. They wished to be in peace and constructed Vrindavan (a holy Plant Tulasi). Nine in Sanskrit is nava so named it as Navavrindavana.. Tungabhadra water is very clean and Calm place for meditation and feels like we are in the middle of the nature with small hills and rocks all around. It’s kind of adventurous visit to the midst of nature. Nature-lovers would enjoy the landscapes with fresh clean air and pleasant atmosphere.
Malyavanta a historic monument situated on the banks of TungaBhadra. To reach there bus facilities are available or our own private vehicles can also be arranged. Take kampli bus from Hospet get down at malyavanta stop. Malyavanta is situated straight road towards lamplight route from Kamalapur Bus stand.
At the time of exile, Rama,Sita and Lakshmana reached bhaskara kshetra in and around Dandakaranya lived on Malyavanta hill for chaturmasya dhyana that is four months from (ashada) July to (Karthika) November they sat for meditation. Only temple in the country one can witness Lord Rama,Sita and Lakshmana in sitting and meditating pose. To live, water is an essential substance. On the top of the hill, Sita asks Rama from where to fetch water for our living? very moment Rama stroke an arrow and water splashed out from the rock that place is called Rama Dhoni. Boat in Kannada called as Dhoni. The boat shaped well has been fabricated by Rama. One can see water even today it never gets dried even in an extreme summer. Few steps ahead above the hill another arrow hit by Lakshmana and that is called Lakshmana Dhoni. Even in this well water is still seen.
Malyavanta cart festival is been celebrated on an auspicious day of Ramanavami since Krishnadevaraya Commandment. Continuously throughout the year recitation of mantras will be offered to the divine deity.
In the period of their stay on the hill of Malyavanta Rama,Lakshmana got the news of Dussaratha’s death. They performed all rituals there and offered pind Pradhan that is offering food to the soul. On the big rock. one can spot three big rounds of pindas sculpted on that rock by people of Vijayanagara kingdom.
More over, the hill has very good panoramic view of village called Kamalapur,banana plantations, Hampi kannada vishvavidyalaya that is university of Hampi where Research of Jana Pada sangeeta that is folk songs, kannada literature etc are taught. unblemished sunset point hundreds of people visit at sunset time to enjoy the ecstasy of deep nature.
Ganagitti mahal (an Industry of oil )was situated within 3.5 kms before Hampi, near Kamalapur bus stand. This is the place which used to supply the oil to Hampi civilians those days. The treasurable monument is used by UNESCO for major objectives today.
Tungabhadra River takes a turn near kodanda Rama temple and hence some part of water comes as back waters at once. The force of water causes swirls and whirlpools so that place is called chakra theertha. Swirl is called chakra in Kannada. On the bank the temple of kodanda Rama,Seeta, Lakshmana anjaneya is sculpted on a big rock. Deities are very tall. When rains are more than substantial, water reaches the feet of Rama. It’s a belief that Ganga touches Rama’s feet and hence it’s
very divine. Chakrateertha is not the place for swimming because it’s the place where many crocodiles live and also whirlpools are deadly.
Great emperor’s unlimited pride through excavations
Recent excavations around 2010 revealed a township opposite mosque and behind sunset point. It’s been told by locals and excavators that there was a township of Krishnadevraya kingdom. Big well found opposite to Hajare Rama temple which was used as a water resources for the people of that time. Maha Navami Dibba has been proved as a palace area of those days now after excavations in 1980’s archeological department has been concluded it as palace area as seven forts basements are found. Unfortunately, palace had been demolished by Bijapur sultans. Beautiful Pushkararani that is water storage pond is discovered on the way to Vittala temple. Profound sculpts with an artistic carvings is the best attraction of Pushkarani.
An awesome curvatures are enthralling. The experience of visiting Hampi is fixed as an unforgettable place in my heart and embellished the eagerness to know more and more obelisks of our proud history.
– Roopa Rani Bussa