Pampa Sarovar (lake) is located in Anegundi, across the river from Hampi, on the north bank of Tungabhadra river.
The serene lake located in a valley, is the place where Sri Rama and Lakshmana met Shabari. This also happens to be the place where Pampa, a form of Parvati, meditated and performed penance.
This is one of the 5 sacred Sarovars (Panch Sarovars) – Manasarovar, Bindu sarovar, Narayan Sarovar, Pushkar Sarovar and Pampa Sarovar – mentioned in Shrimad Bhagavatha.
As instructed by her Guru Matanga Rishi, Shabari waited at Pampa Sarovar expecting Sri Rama to arrive one day – and they met here.
In addition to Shabari Ashram, there’s a Lakshmi Temple, Sri Rama Paadam, and Shiva Temple facing the lake.
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Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.
With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.
Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.
Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.
Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.
Hampi – it’s a living museum!
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Such a beautiful place!!! Thanks you for sharing it with us!