Pampa Sarovar

Pampa Sarovar is a lake located in Koppal near Hampi. It is considered to be one of the five sacred Sarovar’s in India. In Hindu mythology Pampa Sarovar is regarded as the place where Pampa, a form of Shiva’s consort Parvathi, performed penance to shower her devotion to Shiva. It is also the place where devote of Rama, Shabhari waited for the arrival of Ram.

The lake is filled with lotuses, and is really picturesque when the flowers are in bloom. The pond, rectangular in shape, is usually filled edge-to-edge by the floating lotus leafs. 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.