Navabrindavan, near Hampi, is of importance to the followers of the saint Sri Raghavendra. The Brindavan (sacred tomb) of the saint is located in a small island formed by Tungabadra , a bit east of the Anegondi village. This place is highly sought after by the pilgrims and is treated with reverence.

The island is also home to the tombs of 8 other saint associated with the sect, hence the name Nava Brindavan (Nava means nine).

There are two ways to reach Nava Brindavan.

From Hospet reach Talarighata gate ferry at the fringes of Hampi ruins. Anegondi village is located across the ferry. Nava Brindavan is about 2 kilometers from this ferry point.

Alternatively those who are approaching from Gangavathi can reach Anegondi by bus. And then take a local ferry to the island.

Anegondi

Anegondi

Anegondi was the capital of the region, before it was moved to Hampi. In fact this was the core of a tiny kingdom that eventually expanded into the Vijayanagar Empire covering the whole of south India. Currently Anegondi is sleepy village with a principally farming community inhibiting it.

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Virupapur Gadde

Virupapur Gadde is the area just across the river from near the Virupaksha Temple.The place is known for its laidback ambient, lodges and tourist huts.

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Anjaneya Hill

This hill in Hampi believed to be the birthplace of Hanuman , is located in the center of Anegondi area. You can see this hill from the Hampi side of the river as you trek along the Kampa Bhups’s Path.

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Hampi Landscape

Areas of Hampi

Hampi's attractions are clustered across many zones and villages. Typically a few miles apart, all of them are connected by road and at places by the local ferries.

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Hachappa Mantapa

This reconstructed pavilion would be your first major stop once you have crossed  to Anegondi area from the Talarigata ferry point near Vittala Temple. From the main road, this pavilion sits hidden in thick banana plantation with a palm lined trail leading it.

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Pampa Sarovar

Pampa Sarovar is a sacred pond for the Hindus. This is believed as one among a few Sarovars (sacred ponds) mentioned in Hindu epics and  scriptures.

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Rishimukh

Rishimukh is a sacred place for Hindus as it finds some mentions in the epic Ramayana (see Ramayana in Hampi).It’s believed that it’s here that Hanuman first met Rama and Laxmana who where on the search for the wife of Rama abducted by Ravana.

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