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Anjaneya Swami Temple

Anjaneya Swami Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is located near Sanskrit college at Mylapore in Chennai. It is one of the oldest Hanuman temples in Chennai.

The shrine of the lord is in ardha shilpa form and faces west. He is seen as if walking towards south. The Lord wears a Kundalam in his ears and his eyes are in bright shade. The right hand is in Abaya mudra (hand-pose indicating protection), left hand is resting in the hip and holding the gatha. An anklet known as thandai adorns his lotus feet. His lankolam (tail) is raised above the head and points towards south. The Lord is seen resting on a lotus pedestal as in the case of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati. In the sanctum of the main deity, one can see the utsava murthy (parade deity) of Lord Hanuman and also Panchaloka Venugopala Swamy. To the right of the sanctum of the main deity is the Perumal Kothanda Rama Sannidhi, housing Lord Ram along with his consort Sita and his brother Lakshman. Offering Vada Malai (a South Indian tradition in which the sponsor offers a garland of vadais on a string) to the Lord on January first of every year is considered special.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Chennai
Location: Mylapore


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