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.

Pampa Sarovar

Pampa Sarovar

The pond and the shrine are located in a secluded valley hidden by boulder hills at the three sides. The pond, rectangular in shape, is usually filled edge-to-edge by floating lotus.

The whitewashed shrine is located right next to the pond. This is a functioning temple and the idols worshiped are of Lord Shiva & his consort Parvathi (Pampa).

This shrine is much ancient than many of the temples in Hampi.

A vividly painted musical instrument placed in the temple courtyard is interesting.

The instrument at a time plays a drum, metal plates and a couple of bells attached to it. The whole thing is driven by a motor attached the mechanisms. These were the temple musical instruments originally played by the temple musicians. Now this machine plays it all together during the prayer time (typically early morning & in the evening).

musical instrument

musical instrument

A bit north in the line is the temple kitchen.

Just opposite to it under a mango tree is a circular platform built around it. tall Vinayaka (the elephant headed god) statue painted in florescent vermilion.

Pampa Sarovar is located near the Anjaneya Hill where the hilltop Hanuman temple is located in Anegondi area.

From the foothill of the Anjaneya Hill located  about a kilometer north on the main road you can spot a rightward departing path.

This unpaved path leads towards Pampa Sarovar tracing the ridge of the rocky hill. You can club the visit to this place with other sites in Anegondi like the Anjaneya Hill (Ajenayadri), Hachappa Mantapa or the Bukka’s Aquaduct .

Cover this as part of the Route 5 suggested in the Hampi Itineary

 

Temple Kitchen

Temple Kitchen

Porch to the Shrine

Porch to the Shrine

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