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Yanthrodharaka Anjaneya Prana Devaru or Hanuman Temple  

  Hampi , Karnataka.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    45 Min - 1 Hour
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • accepts donations
    Donation
    Accepts
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • footwear counter
    Footwear Counter
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

At a distance of an approximate 2km from the Virupaksha temple, inside a cave; on top of the hill is the amazing Yantrodharaka Hanuman temple which is about 500 years old. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman and the idol here is installed by Sri Vyasaraja, the Rajaguru of the Vijayanagara kingdom and one of the Dwaita philosophers. the Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple gets its name from the image of Hanuman placed inside an amulet. The position of Hanuman is different from any other image of Lord Hanuman that can be found in Hampi. Just behind the temples of Kodanda Rama are the temples for Sudarshana in the shape of a human figure with sixteen hands and Yantrodharaka Anjaneya or Hanuman.  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. 12 monkeys have been carved around this amulet. They represent the 12 days Sri Vyasaraja prayed to Lord Hanuman. Seed syllables have also been carved around the amulet. The unique feature about this idol is that it is in a meditative state or “DHYAN MUDRA”. Nowhere else in India will you find an idol in this state, usually all Hanuman idols are standing and mostly with a mountain in its left hand & a weapon in the right hand or both hands joined. On the right-hand side prior to the Hanuman idol, There is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama within the Hanuman temple which stands as an evidence of Rama's and Hanuman's union in this place

Legend of Yantrodharaka Hanuman temple

It is believed that Sri Vyasaraja used to meditate every day on the banks of River Tungabhadra. One day, while he was meditating He visualized an Image of Lord Hanuman. This happened only at that particular place and nowhere else. So next time, he drew that image of Hanumaan on a rock. To his surprise, a monkey came to life from the rock and jumped out of the rock and his drawing disappeared. This happened 12 times. Every time a monkey would come alive, jump out and his drawing would disappear. Finally, he drew a Yantra around the picture so that the monkey will not go out of the rock.  He bound the Lord Hanumaan inside the Yantra. Here the Lord Hanumaan is in a sitting position inside the Yantra. This is the place where he wrote the famous Yanthroddharaka Hanuman Stotra. Legend also says that this was the place where Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman met for the first time.



Tips

  • Just about 5 minutes of the climb from the Yantrodharaka temple, there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Srinivasa an idol that has been carved by Sri Vyasaraja himself.



Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Last Admission 02:00 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    2.2 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    3.0 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.8 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    13.6 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    14.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.6 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    4.9 KM

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