Friday, December 8, 2017

Anjaneya Temple, Alamelumangapuram, Mylapore, Chennai

Anjaneya Temple, Alamelumangapuram, Mylapore, Chennai
Anjaneya Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman located at Alamelumangapuram in Mylapore in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. The Anjaneya Temple was constructed at the directions of Jayendra Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Matha. The idol was installed on March 31, 1985 and consecrated on June 26, 1986. The speciality of the temple is the kodi archana wherein one crore names of the Hindu god Hanuman are being recited over a period of two years.

The Temple
The highlight of this modern-day temple is the 16 feet monolithic granite idol of Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman). This is perhaps the tallest idol of Hanuman in Chennai city. The deity is facing the north direction. The tall Hanuman was made and installed at the request of Jayendra Saraswathi. At present there are shrines for Hayagriva Perumal, Garuda, Ganapathy, a small shrine for two seated and one standing Anjaneya idols, a shrine for Kothandaramar with Mother Sita and Lakshmana. The corridor surrounding the main shrine has the idols of Hanuman in various forms such as Panchamukha Hanuman (five faced Hanuman) and Yoga Anjaneya.

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