Anjaneya Temple Hampi

Anjaneya Temple

The Anjaneya Temple is located on a hill on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The inner sanctum contains an image of Lord Hanuman enclosed within a hexagonal amulet. Hanuman has been pictured in a meditative state. This is a marked deviation from other depictions of Lord Hanuman.

In Hampi, most depictions of Lord Hanuman show him standing with one hand raised and the other on his hip. It is only in this temple that Hanuman appears in a prayer position. In this image, Lord Hanuman’s crown has been formed by his tail.

12 monkeys have been carved around this amulet. They represent the 12 days Sri Vyasaraja prayed to Lord Hanuman. Each monkey holds the tail of the monkey in front of him but is facing backward. Seed syllables have also been carved around the amulet.

The Anjaneya Temple Location

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Quick Facts about The Anjaneya Temple

Timing: From sunrise to sunset on all days of the week
Entry Fee: No entry fee required
Photography: Allowed
Video camera: Allowed
Visit Duration: 3 hours approximately
Best time to visit: From September to March