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Pampa Sarovar – Hampi

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It is considered to be one of the most sacred lakes in India. This is one of the best and most historical and Remains from the times of Ramayana can be witnessed here.

In Shrimad Bhagavata Purana, Hindu scripture, this Sarovar is regarded as the place where Pampa, a form of Shiva’s consort Parvati, performed penance to show her devotion to Shiva. It is also one of the Sarovar’s that finds a mention in the Hindu epic, Ramayana as the place where Shabari a devotee of Lord Rama waited for the Lord’s arrival and then treated him with the wild berries, each one of them tasted by Shabari herself to ensure the quality of the berries.

It is a sacred lake for the Hindus, this is the place where Goddess Pampa (Shiva’s consort; Avatar of Goddess Parvati), performed self-punishment to show her dedication to Lord Shiva. Also, the lake is one of the five sacred lakes known as Panch-Sarovar in Hindu mythology, which is namely Man Sarovar, Bindu Sarovar, Narayan Sarovar, Pampa Sarovar, and lastly, Pushkar Sarovar. Lord Hanuman was born here. A very famous chapter of Ramayana- the Kishkindha Kaand was enacted at this Sarovar. The idol of Goddess Lakshmi is entirely made of pure Gold! The Lakshmi temple beside the Shabari’s cave was built in the year 1336!

Timings to Visit 

06:00 AM – 07:00 PM.

Visiting Duration: 1 – 2 hrs.

How to Reach

By Air: Bellary Airport – 66.5 km, Hubli Airport – 162 km

By Train: Hospet railway station – 29.5 km, Bellary Railway Station – 64 km

By Bus: Anegundi – 3 km, Hospet KSRTC Bus Station – 24.2 km.

Address

Pampa Sarovar, Hanumanahalli, Karnataka 583227

Official website of Koppal District – Pampa Sarovar

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