This small but highly ornate temple abuts the north-west corner of the King’s palace enclosure. The temple is no longer in use and the sanctum is empty but originally it was dedicated to Vishnu in the form of Rama.The name Hazararama migt have been inspired by thousand Ramas carved on the temple’s walls.

Hazararama Temple
Hazararama Temple

The temple is a veritable picture gallery. Its walls and pillars capture the scenes from the great Hindu legend of Ramayana. The temple also has a variety of sculptures depicting Vishnu in some of his other avatars. Historians believe that the construction of the temple was started by early Vijayanagar rulers. An inscription mentions the name Deva Raya but it is not clear which Deva Raya is being referred to.

Other Attractions in The Royal Citadel

Queen’s Bath
Royal Enclosure
Mahanavami Dibba
King’s Audience Hall
Zenana Enclosure
Lotus Mahal
Elephant’s Stables
Guard’s Quarters