Anjaneya Temple at Nanganallur

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

Moolavar: Anjaneya
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

Pooja Timings
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).
Oil Offering
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.

Restaurants Nearby
A number of good vegetarian restaurants available within the 500meter radius

Temple Website

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.

By Road
Bus facilities are available to Naganallur.

By Train
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.

By Air
The nearest airport to Anjaneya Temple is Chennai international airport, Chennai which is 2 KM away from Anjaneya Temple.

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Krishnamurthy Kalyanaraman
Krishnamurthy Kalyanaraman
10:52 25 May 20
Anjaneyar Temple is the most popular temple of Nanganallur. Sri Maruti Bhakta samajan trust, with the blessings of Sri Ragavendra swami and Sri Kanchi Paramacharyar erected the 32 feet idol (molded out of a single rock) of Sri Anjaneyar in 1989 and... consummated the Kumbabishekam in 1995. . There is also a sannidhi of Lord Krishna with Rukmani and Satya Bhama, all facing East. A ‘thulam’ (weighing balance) has been erected for offering ‘thulabaram’. A Sannidhi for Lord Krishna is rarely seen in Anjaneya temples. Must have darshan of this famous and crowded more
Archana Iyer
Archana Iyer
02:43 10 Mar 20
Feeling blessed after visiting the temple. Mind is so clear, no confusion. Lot of power.
Vignesh K
Vignesh K
23:34 09 Mar 20
Wonderful place. Bike parking available very near to temple. Car parking behind temple. Slippers stand available just opposite to temple with no charge. Must visit in life time
Shrividhya Krishnan
Shrividhya Krishnan
18:43 23 Feb 20
Going to this temple since I was child.. always felt completely calm after visiting. Such a devine place.. despite the heavy rush the authorities maintain the temple very clean. Throughly organized.
03:28 06 Feb 20
Class is the word for this temple.. Wow is the word.. Fantastic is the feeling.. U will be surprised to see the idol being so tall. Heard it was made of a single stone carved into. Nice crowd it attracts.. Felt nice to pray der.
Bharathwaj Mohan
Bharathwaj Mohan
15:18 21 Jan 20
My fav temple in town and my fav deity. The sight of the lord towering over you as soon as you enter is breathtaking. This temple is well maintained and non commercial. They are very very focused on what needs to be done and devotees are treated... equally. This is a place I frequent very often and with good more
19:25 13 Jan 20
The temple is very well maintained.During Saturdays, there will be heavy crown in the Temple.It can be avoided by coming early around 4:30 pm or early morning.There are also shops available around the temple to purchase souvenir and toys.It is... really a majestic sight when we see 30+ feet Anjaneyar for the first more
Divakar Ramkumar
Divakar Ramkumar
17:58 12 Jan 20
Day by day the arrangement of temple is improving. If you are coming by metro please take the shuttle arrange by metro it's just 10 rs. For the same the autos charge high. Personally I love this temple because of its peace. Please visit this... temple it is really more
Raghavendran Venkataramanarao
Raghavendran Venkataramanarao
10:26 18 Dec 19
Huge idol and is super spiritual. Temple is having a very good positive energy and good maintenance. They provide regular lunch and is very good.
Kss Narayanan
Kss Narayanan
04:31 17 Dec 19
Very famous temple situated in Nanganallur. Height more than 30 feet. Crowds throng here on all days of the year. Very neatly maintained temple. Everyone who enters the temple gets prasad. It is believed that He cures all ailments when... worshipped with more
Chitra Ganesh
Chitra Ganesh
06:51 04 Dec 19
Divine experience. Parking your vehicle is a tough one. One has to park the vehicle at parallel streets. Once inside the temple you forget everything. Such a soul filling experience. Their prasadham is divine. The temple is well maintained. There... are provisions for washing leaving your footwear besides the more
Gopi Kuppu
Gopi Kuppu
01:30 01 Dec 19
Love it.... Good environment... Smooth moving queue... Peaceful... Have a good time.. I used visit this temple every Saturday... Transportation is also easy only but you has to walk sometimes to reach the bus stop.... ☺
Muralidharan Rajaram
Muralidharan Rajaram
13:43 30 Nov 19
It is a great temple. It is sad that it is taken over by the govt dept and land in again red tapism and controversies like other great Hindu temples of TN esp as to administration and management of Hindi funds. It is better Hindu temples and it's... funds are with the temples like that of other places of worship namely churches and more
Manav Singhi
Manav Singhi
02:27 05 Nov 19
A nice and peaceful Temple with Idols of many Gods, especially a 32ft Single Stone Idol of Balagi is major attraction.I went there on Saturday morning still ever thing has gone smoothly. If you are spiritual kind of person and Nearby this Temple... then I will say don’t miss more
Gomathi Vidhya
Gomathi Vidhya
08:21 01 Nov 19
Big God and easily accessible from anywhere. powerful God and devotees visiting this temple were very courteous to explain the entire story the temple in a suitable way'. Excellent experience
Devi Prasad Raju
Devi Prasad Raju
10:09 29 Sep 19
Built in 1992 32 feet single stone. You are definitely going to get positive vibration after visiting the temple. Very few temple get famous in such a short span. Must visit Temple in case you are in Chennai and interested in temples
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