The Anjaneya Temple at Nanganallur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Hanuman. The Anjaneya (Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple) is located around 10 kilometres away from the heart of the city, in a locality called Nanganallur
Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple commonly called the Anjaneya Temple in short, it gets its name from its principal deity, Lord Hanuman. He is also called Anjaneya, because he is the son of Anjana, the young Vanara (monkey) woman, and after him, the temple is named.
The principal idol of Hanuman is 32 feet tall and sculpted from a single piece of black stone, which the second tallest Hanuman after Panchavatee near Puducherry. The idol was installed in 1989 and it was finally open for the public in 1995. It faces two more shrines: on the right the Ram Parivar -Bhagwan Shri Ram, Sita & Laxman and on the left Shri Krishna & Radha. All the idols are made of granite.
Unlike the other temples, the entrance and the main shrine of this temple face towards the west direction. The main building of this temple contains a pathway for all around the shrines in the temple.
The most important aspect of the temple is its 32 feet idol. Lord Hanuman has been shaped out of single granite stone and then given shape.
When you enter into the temple it is a kind of spiritual feeling you cannot move your eyes away from the big Hanuman statue. You will get very good positive vibes, Since God is really tall you will be able to get a glimpse even on a crowded day from a good distance. The Prasada that is distributed to all devotees while going out.
Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple also houses sheds for cows and calves, maintained by the temple administrators, which are used to provide milk for the deities for daily rituals.
It is a must-see place not only for those who are devotees of Anjaneya or Hanuman but anyone who wants to get a glimpse of a different sort of temple Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, as a general practice, you can notice “Vada Garland” (Vada is a type of food) at Hanuman temples. At this temple every day 6000 Vadas are prepared and garland is made out of it.
Very peaceful temple with majestic hanuman moolavar with kind and generous face to bless us all.
Basic Guide to the Temple
A very neat, clean & peaceful temple in Nanganallur. Well maintained since it is a private one.
Parking not available around the temple, you can park anywhere away from the temple street (Street 10 ). Prasada will be given to all devotees. Timings, in the evening it will be closed around 8 itself. Much crowded on weekends.
No : 1, 8th street Ram Nagar | Nanganallur, Chennai (Madras) 600 061, India
Contact : 044 22671410
The temple remains open
Monday – Friday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Weekends and holidays can get really crowded, something to be had in mind while visiting. The deity is known for healing power and attracts a large number of devotees especially during Saturdays.
Sri Rama navami – March or April
Sri Krishna Jayanthi – September
Navarathiri Festival – September or October
Sri Hanuman Jayanthi – March or April
Gokulashtami – August
Raksha Kayiru (Sacred Thread)
Tied with people for different prayers. Tied to kids for giving courage and for health. Elders tie it for overcoming fear and to have a feeling that Anjaneya is coming along. Some believe it protects from evil power, secure from all negative energy. ( Charged Rs.50 )
There are 2 different types of vada malai, small vada malai and the big vada malai. Small vada malai is 500 and big is 10000. Rates may change. Please inquire in counter or contact temple admin directly.Every day evening vada maalai will be done at 5.30PM (pre-bookings are to be done please check with temple authority).
Can offer oil for the nandha vizhakku
Special Dhoti ஆஞ்ஐநேயர் வேழ்ட்டி
10/6 வாங்கலாம, Please check with temple administration, get the right size.
Daily thirumanjanam to ANJANEYAR RS. 4000. Advance booking must. Time.Morning. 6am. Pirasatham. 8.30am Thirukkalyanam. Rs.5000.Time. 10am.
Allowed to carry. But not allowed to use. please switch them off while you are in temple premises. It will distract your concentration and also a nuisance to others.
No counters are there for mobiles.
A number of good vegetarian restaurants available within the 500meter radius
Location and Transportation
If you are a small family, travel by bike/auto. you will be able to park your bike near the temple. If you are travelling by car then park a few streets away from the temple.
Bus facilities are available to Naganallur.
The nearest railway station to Anjaneya Temple is mambalam railway station which is 7 KM away from Anjaneya Temple. Nanganallur close to a kilometre and half from Palavanthangal railway station.
The nearest airport to Anjaneya Temple is Chennai international airport, Chennai which is 2 KM away from Anjaneya Temple.