Yantrodharaka Anjaneya Temple, Hampi

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The Yantrodharaka Anjaneya Temple, also known as Yantroddharaka Anjaneya, is considered to be one of the most sacred places in Hampi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya and is located behind Kodanda Rama Temple. An idol of Lord Hanuman is present within an amulet (locally known as Yantra) at this site. On a closer look, visitors will notice that innumerable monkeys have been carved around the amulet.

The idol of Hanuman in sitting posture (in meditative or prayer position) is one of the unique things about Yantrodharaka Anjaneya Temple. This is because almost all sites dedicated to Lord Hanuman enshrine figures of the god in poses depicting his valour rather than in praying stance. As it is a Hindu temple, the walls outside this temple have been painted with saffron and white vertical strips. Upon reaching the temple courtyard, devotees will get the chance to see numerous snake-stones that have been put around the Sacred Fig tree. The Yantrodharaka Anjaneya Temple is open for devotees during morning and evening hours.

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