Hampi is famous for so many things including its connection with ancient civilization, mythology and more. One such most-talked connection is Anjanadri Hill or Anjeyanadri Hill in Hampi. Here are some interesting facts about the famous hill in Hampi.
Birth Place Of Lord Hanuman
According to Indian Hindu mythology, it is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god. Located at a distance of just 5 km from Hampi’s historical site, devotees of Hanuman consider this place as sacred.
2. Idol Of Hanuman Carved From Rock
The entire white-washed structure of Hanuman temple has a roof with pyramid structure and a small red dome atop. Visitors can see the red flags fluttering in the air from a distance. The idol of Lord Hanuman has been carved out of a rock. Apart from Lord Hanuman’s temple, the place also has a small shrine of Lord Rama and his wife Sita.
3. Well-Known Center Of Pilgrimage
The natural charm and beauty of the surroundings attract lots of visitors to Anjeyanadri Hill every year. Apart from that, since it is a well-known pilgrimage center devotees make it a point to visit this place on regular basis.
4. Site Of Monkey Kingdom
The beautiful place is the site of Monkey Kingdom Kishkindha which is an important part of the epic Ramayana. Anjaneya is another name for Lord Hanuman since his mother’s name was Anjani. That is why the hill is called Anjeneya or Anjanadri.
5. Lord Hanuman Temple
At the top of the hill is a Lord Hanuman temple where devotees gather for celebrating Hanuman Jayanti and other related celebrations.
6. Anjeyanadri Hill’s Scenic Beauty
Beautiful plantain and paddy fields surround the hills giving it a beautiful view. Devotees have to cross 550 steps to reach the top of the hill. The stone stairs are quite safe for ascending the summit.
7. Mesmerizing View Of Tungabhadra
The view at the top is very beautiful because of the valleys and the sparkling water body of Tungabhadra River just below. The entire sight is mesmerizing giving a feeling of warmth and happiness.
8. Congregation Of Monkeys
Since Lord Hanuman is the god of monkeys, you will find a congregation of monkeys on the Anjanadri Hill, especially near the Hanuman temple at the top.
9. Amazing Sunset View
With the architectural and other ruins from ancient India scattered in and around Hampi, the entire place looks just awesome from the top of the Anjeyandri Hill. The sunset view from the top is quite amazing and tourists gather around here during evening hours to get a glimpse of the colorful display of setting sun.
10. Great Route For Trekkers
For trekkers, the Anjanadri hill offers a good climb. Trekking and adventure clubs organize trekking camps every year at this site to enjoy the thrill that the entire experience offers.
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