June 5, 2016

Nanganallur Hanuman Temple

Site Name: Hanuman Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Nanganallur, Near Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: 32 feet high gigantic idol of Hanuman
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road 
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants: A lot of options across Chennai

Nanganallur  is a well known locality in the outskirts of Chennai city. Nangallur can be called as a temple town. There are so many important temples in this small locality. Let us discuss about a temple which was constructed in the recent past but has grown the most popular temple of the locality. 

Nanganallur Hanuman Temple is a well known landmark in Chennai. The temple was constructed in 1989 CE. The highlight of the temple is 32 feet high gigantic idol of Hanuman. He is found in his typical Namaskar posture with folded hands. It should be noted that this idol is taller than the famous Namakkal Hanuman. There might be taller Hanuman idols in other parts of India; but they are all stucco idols. The idol in Nanganallur is made of single stone. 

The actual name of the temple is Aadi Vyadi Hara Bhakta Anjaneya temple. However, it is famous in the name of Nanganallur Hanuman temple.

The temple also houses other shrines such as Ram-Sita-Lakshman, Garud, Krishna-Rukmini-Bhama and Ganesh.

It is one of the most visited temples in Chennai. You can always find a long queue and big crowd in the temple, but the temple authorities are well organized and they ensure the devotees for peaceful darshan. The prasad in the temple is also very popular.

Happy travelling.  

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