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Shri Sanjeevirayan Temple

Shri Sanjeevirayan Temple is located at Iyenkulam in Kanchipuram District. The temple was built by Sri Thathacharyar and the presiding deity is Lord Hanuman.

There is a huge tank in the temple, which is spread over an area of 136 acres. The architectural work of the temple was done in such a manner that, when one sees the reflection of the temple in the tank, it appears to be floating. Belief is that during the construction of the lake, Lord Anjaneya Swami (Lord Hanuman) himself had come and helped in the digging in order to complete the job in time.

The temple has a Rajagopuram facing towards the tank. At the entrance of the temple, there is a mandapam with 24 pillars. On the pillars are the carved inscriptions of the Lords and Acharyas. Another entrance to the temple is from the southern side. The main festival is Ramnavami.

Updated on 18th May, 2015
District: Kanchipuram


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