March 26, 2016

Pudupakkam Anjaneya Temple

Site Name: Anjaneya Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:   Pudupakkam, Near Tambaram and Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A popular temple of Hanuman in and around Chennai
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tambaram and Chennai
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants:  A lot of options across Chennai and Tambaram

Pudupakkam is a small village located in Kelampakkam-Vandalur High Road in the outskirts of Chennai city in South India. Anjaneya temple, which is located in this village, has gained popularity in the recent past. Let us discuss about this temple in this article.

Although there are few claims to connect this site with few incidents of Ramayan, I don't think this site is old. This temple is obviously new and there seems to be no mythological or historical importance for this temple which has become an important landmark of Chennai in the last few years.

The temple is small and it is located atop a small hill which can be reached easily by climbing around 100 not-so-steep steps.

Ganesha shrine and Navagraha shrine are located at the base of this small hill. Also, the big stucco idols of Hanuman and Garud are found at the entrance near these two shrine.

The temple enshrines the relief image of Hanuman. The walls of prakara are painted with the images of Hanuman in different postures.

Opposite to the shrine of Hanuman, there is a sub-shrine for Ram, Sita and Lakshman.

Happy travelling.

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