Anjaneya Temple - Namakkal
Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is a famous place of Namakkal and holds religious and cultural significance for devotees. The architecture and design of the temple is remarkable and the sanctum is adorned with a majestic 5 meter tall statue of Lord Hanuman. The statue is carved from a stone and is a special sight for tourists. Other deities like Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshmana are also worshiped in the temple complex. The temple celebrates many festivals with great enthusiasm, including Hanuman Jayanti, which commemorates the birth of Lord Hanuman, and Ram Navami, which celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Visitors to the temple can enjoy the beautiful view of Namakkal city from inside the temple. The temple's location on a hill adds to its appeal by offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape
History of Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal
The history of the temple dates back to the 7th century, when it was built by the Pandya kings. It is said that Lord Anjaneya brought the Salakrama Mountain from Nepal and renamed it Namakkal (Where the temple is now today) on the advice of his guru Narasimha Murthy. It is also believed that the idol Hanuman was installed in this temple by the famous saint Sri Vyasaraya.
Speciality of Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal
The temple is 1,500 years old and the legend of the temple relates to Narasimha, the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, who appeared for Hanuman and Lakshmi.
Temple timings – 6.30 AM – 1.30 PM, 4.30 PM – 8.30 PM
It is suggested to wear traditional dress like saree, kurti for women and dhotis, shirt for men.
How to reach Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal?
By Air – Salem airport is the nearest to reach Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal covering 70 km.
By Train- Namakkal railway station is the nearest junction to reach Anjaneya Temple covering 4 km.
By Road – All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Namakkal through NH 381B, NH 81, NH44.
1. How tall is Anjaneya statue in Namakkal temple?
The statue of Anjaneya is 5.5 m tall (18 feet)
2. How many Vadamalai is Anjaneya statue adorned with?
Anjaneya statue adorned with 10008 Vadamalai.
3. What is the best time for Namakkal Anjaneyar Dharisanam?
The best time for Namakkal Anjaneyar Dharisanam is 7.00 am to 1.00 PM
4. Where is Narashima shrine located in the Anjaneya Temple in Namakkal?
The Narashima shrine located 130 away in the foothills of the Anjaneya Temple.
5. What Hill station is near Namakkal?
Kollimalai Hill station is the nearest to Namakkal.