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Sri Veera Anjaneya Temple

A Famous Hindu Temple

The Sri Veera Anjaneya temple is situated at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami (Lord Hanuman). The idol of the deity faces the east. The deity is shown as walking towards north. Apart from the main idol, there is another idol of the deity meant to be taken in procession during festivals. This particular idol is seen in standing posture with ‘gadha’ (club) in the left hand and his right hand offering blessing to his devotees. On the new moon day of every month the idol is taken in procession around the temple. The festival of hanumath jayanthi is celebrated every year in the temple. The festival of ram navami is celebrated for thirteen days and ends with another festival called ‘anjaneya utsavam’ on the following full moon day. The Tamil New Year day is celebrated in this temple by lighting up about one hundred thousand oil lamps.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Cuddalore
Location: Cuddalore

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