The temple itself is only a little more than a couple of decades old. However, the deity of the shrine is apparently a central figure in multiple mythological stories. Within the temple premises, there are temples of both Rama and Krishna, which is a reference to Lord Hanuman being present in both the great epics of Hindu religion – Ramayana and Mahabharata. Hanuman was the ardent ‘Ram-bhakt’ in Ramayana, and he was quintessential in Rama winning the battle against Ravana in Lanka.
The lord made a comeback in the Mahabharata and revealed his identity to Bheema. Both of them were sons of the God of Air or Vayu, and thus were brothers by blood. The two met when Bheema was on his way to find a lake, from where he would collect the flowers with the hypnotizing smell that his wife Draupadi demanded. There, Hanuman promised Bheema that he would look over the Pandavas, and perch himself atop Arjuna’s chariot during the war
Anjaneyar Temple Festivals
Around five major festivals are grandly celebrated in the temple. One is Ramnavami, which is the birthdate of Lord Rama. It is given the highest amount of importance, only second to Hanuman Jayanti. It is the day Hanuman was born to Anjana blessed by Lord Vayu. The nine days and Vijayadashami or the Navratri festivals is also celebrated here, with much vigor. Sri Krishna Jayanti, marking the birth of Lord Krishna in Mathura and Pavitrotsavam are also big occasions in Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple.
The temple remains open from morning 05.00 AM to 12.00 PM and in the evening from 04.30 PM to 09.00 PM
Sri Rama navami – March or April
Sri Krishna Jayanthi – September
Navarathiri Festival – September or October
Sri Hanuman Jayanthi – March or April
Gokulashtami – August
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Tamil Nadu 600088