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HAZARA RAMASWAMY TEMPLE is located inside the royal enclosure area of the city of Vijayanagara historical town of Hampi. HAZARA RAMASWAMY TEMPLE referred to as the Ramachandra temple, The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, a Hindu deity of the Ramayana fame, and an avatar of Vishnu. Hazara Ramaswami Temple is believed to have been the private place of worship of the royal family. Hazara Rama temple is one of the most elegant temples in Hampi. Its construction was started in the early 15th century, under the orders of Devaraya I and was completed before the end of his reign. It was originally built as a simple structure. It consisted of only a sanctum, a pillared hall, and an ardha mantapa. Later the temple structure was renovated to add an open porch and beautiful pillars. 'Hazara' means Thousand and the name literally means ‘Thousand Rama’ temple owing to this multitude of Ramayana panels on its walls. The whole epic of the Ramayana can be seen on the walls of the temple.