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Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple

32 foot idol of Sri Anjaneyar

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Sri Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Bhaktanjaneya (One who removes mental and physical diseases) Swami temple is a well-known place in Nanganallur located at 8th street, Ist main Road, Ramnagar.

The idol of Anjaneya is thirty-two feet tall carved from a single granite stone and is the second tallest one after the statue of Hanuman in Panchavatee at Puducherry. Sri Maruthi Bhaktasamajam Trust with the blessings of Sri Raghavendraswami and Kanchi Paramacharya Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswati succeeded in establishing this temple in 1989.

In 2008 this temple was taken over by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, Govt. of Tamilnadu. As soon as one enters one can see the gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman in standing posture with folded hands. The tall statue decorated with flower garlands and golden crown looks quite majestic and evokes a sense of devotion.

There is a pathway on four sides of the temple. The mandapam or the central hall is very spacious and devotees have to move in a queue. Three ghee lamps burn continuously in front of the sanctum. The temple is well-maintained and many senior citizens act as volunteers in doing temple work. Various type of Prasadam such as Pongal,Puliyogara and Milagu Vada are freely distributed here to all devotees. Many devotees perform Vadamala seva here when the tall idol of Lord Hanuman is garlanded with vadas from top to bottom.

In southwestern corner there is a shrine for Lord Sri Krishna along with his consorts, Rukmini and Satyabhama. This is quite unusual since in many Hanuman temples one does not see a separate shrine for lord Krishna. In the Northeastern corner there is a platform with lord Ganesh and there is an idol of Naga (serpent) on the left side of Ganesh.

Many sevas are done in this temple. Sri Rama Kalyanam is performed every day. Special archanas are done on Saturdays and Abhishekams on Ekadashi and Amavaasi.The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 4.00 to 9.00 p.m. in the evening. On Tuesdays and Saturdays one finds a huge crowd

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