Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 17:29 IST
Anjanadri Hill of Hampi: Everything about the birthplace of Lord Hanuman HERE
Anjanadri Hill in Hampi, Lord Hanuman's birthplace. Temple with floating rock. Hampi, rich in Ramayan history. Pampa Sarovar, Shabri's offering to Lord Ram.
The inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is just a few sleeps away, and the excitement level of every devotee is on high note. Ramayan is just not a mythological scripture; it's our history, and there are several places that witnessed all those incidents. One of the places is Anjanadri Hill in Hampi.
Hampi has a deep relation with Shree Ram, as this was the place where he met Lord Hanuman and also the place where he helped Vanar King Sugreeva win his kingdom back. But the land is also known as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, which is believed to be on the Anjanadri Hills. The name of this hill is Anjanadri Parvata, as the mother of Lord Hanuman, Anjanadevi, lived there.
This hill is situated near Anegundi in the hinterlands of Koppal district, 20 km away from Hampi. There is a temple situated on the top of this hill, and it is believed that this is the actual place where Lord Hanuman was born. In this temple, there is a rock that floats in the water. It is believed to be the stone that was used to build the Ram Setu.
The story of Shabri and his Lord Shree Ram:
Hampi is also famous for the holy water body, the Pampa Sarovar; this city is also named after this place. It is believed that Mata Parvati of Pampa immersed herself in meditation for 700 years, and after that, a pond emerged from the ground, followed by a shower of gold. Pampa Sarovar is also the place where Shabri, the ardent devotee of Shree Ram, offered berries to Shree Ram. The trip to Hampi is not complete without taking a holy dip in the Pampa Sarovar, like Shree Ram did centuries ago.
Time passed, and the city of Pampa became Pampi, and in the era of Britishers, it changed to Hampi. And this is how the city of Pampapur, or Hampi, was born.
Hampi is known for its temples, like the Vijaya Vittala Temple, which has the musical pillars in it, and the Vijaya Vittala Temple. Centuries passed, but this Indian architecture and the techniques behind these temples are yet to be understood.
Published January 3rd, 2024 at 17:29 IST