Friday, September 9, 2016

Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple
Namakkal Anjaneyar temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman located at Namakkal Town in Namakkal District. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is located in the Salam – Namakkal – Trichy Road. Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, also known as Dakshina Srisailam is in Namakkal. This rural town is famous for the life-size monolith representation of the monkey-god, Hanuman or Anjaneyar. The statue is carved out of a single stone and the temple is in the heart of the town.  




The legend of the temple is associated with Narasimha, an avatar of Hindu god Vishnu appearing for Hanuman and Lakshmi. The image of Anjaneyar is 18 ft. (5.5 m) tall, making it one of the tallest images of Hanuman in India. The temple has a pillared hall leading to the sanctum. The temple is open from 6:30 am - 1:00 pm and 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Four daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which fifteen day Panguni Uthiram festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Panguni (March - April) when the image of presiding deities are taken around the streets of the temple, being the most prominent.



The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. Anjaneyar temple is just 300 meters away from Narasimha swamy Temple. Anjaneyar is in a standing posture and facing Narasimha Swamy. Vadamalai prayer is a special in this temple. This holy place is also one of the few Trimurthy Kshetrams where the three leading Hindu deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara - can be seen in a single shrine. 


History
Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple can be attributed to a successor of the Adiyaman clan. The cave sculptures were engraved by Gunashila Adhiya Kula, an Adhiyaman King of the 7th century CE.



Legends
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Architecture
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Temple Opening Time
·        Morning 6.30 A.M. to 1.00 P.M
·        Evening 4.30 P.M. to 9.00 P.M
Festivals & Religious Practises
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Prayers
At Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, devotees pray for success in arranging matches for their children, for the birth of a child and for academic distinctions. It is believed if one performs the Vada mala Seva to Hanuman, one will be relieved of the ill effects of Shani and Rahu planets.
The special feature of Lord Narasimha is that we can notice the blood stain in the nails of Lord Narasimha, which was believed to be caused by killing the demon king Hiranyakashipu.
Contact
Sri Anjaneyar temple,
Namakkal, Namakkal District
Phone: +91- 4286 - 233 999
Mobile: +91 - 94438 26099
Connectivity
The temple is 2 km from the Namakkal bus stop on the Rasipuram road. 
By Bus:
Buses are available for every 5minutes from Salem. Buses ply to cities in Tamil Nadu like Salem, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Erode, Dindigul and Karur. Namakkal is connected to the rest of India through National Highway 7. Buses from Trichy, Madurai will pass through Namakkal to reach Salem and Bangalore.
By Train:
Nearest Railway Station is located at Salem which is approximately 54 Km.
By Air:
Nearest International Airport is Coimbatore International Airport located at a distance of 153 kms and Trichy located at a distance of 85 kms.

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