April 16, 2011

Mylapore Hanuman Temple

Mylapore, the heritage locality of Chennai city in South India, has a lot of important temples such as Kapaleeswarar temple. Apart from a lot of ancient and famous temples of Mylapore, there is one modern day temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, which has become very popular. This temple is located near PS School in Alamelumangapuram (a small lane near the famous Sai Baba temple).

The highlight of this moder day temple is the 16 feet monolithic granite idol of Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman). This is perhaps the tallest idol of Hanuman in Chennai city. The deity is facing the north direction.

Other shrines in the temple:

1) Hayagreeva
2) Ganesha
3) Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita
4) Garud

The corridor surrounding the main shrine has the idols of Hanuman in various forms such as Panchamukha Hanuman (five faced Hanuman) and Yoga Anjaneya.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Veera Anjaneyar Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Mylapore, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: A famous Hanuman temple in Chennai where 16 feet idol of Hanuman is found

Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India

Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road from any part of the city; Local train facility is also available
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

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