Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur | Timings & Festivals

Vishwarupa Adhigadhihara Sri Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy Temple had located in Nanganallur, 10 km from the city’s heart. Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur Timings are from 05:00 am – 12:00 pm & 04:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Overview of Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur

Commonly known as Anjaneya Temple, it derives its name from the presiding deity Hanuman. He is also known as Anjaneya because he is the son of Anjana, a young vanara (monkey) woman whom the Temple had named after him.

Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur

The Temple’s foundation stone was laid in 1989 by a group of Anjaneya followers – Sri Maruti Bhakta Samaj. It finally opened to the public in 1995. The most prominent feature of the Temple is the 32 feet idol. Hanuman took shape with a single granite stone and then gave shape.

The Temple is not rich in history, but it commands respect. It is special that both Lord Rama and Lord Krishna are present in that Temple. It is a must-see place for devotees of Anjaneya or Hanuman and anyone who wants to see a different kind of Temple than the usual Vishnu and Shiva in Chennai.

Legend of Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple

This Temple is only a few decades old. However, the deity of this shrine is a central figure in multiple mythological stories. Within the temple premises are temples of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, signifying the presence of Hanuman in both the great epics of Hinduism – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. 

Hanuman is a ‘Rama-devotee’ in the Ramayana and is important in Rama’s victory in the battle against Ravana in Lanka.

Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur Timings

Lord returns to Mahabharata and reveals his identity to Bhima. They were both sons of Vayu or Vayu and, thus, brothers by blood. The two meet when Bhima collects the hypnotizing smell of flowers requested by his wife, Draupadi and goes to find a lake from there.  Hanuman promised Bhima they would see the Pandavas and sit on Arjuna’s chariot during the battle.

History of Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple

The Temple had been established at the request of a community of staunch devotees of Lord Hanuman and followers of his path. Sri Maruti Bhakta Samaj is the name of the group. 

They built the supreme deity idol in 1989, and after creating the Temple, the shrine and idol were consecrated in 1995. Since then, Anjaneya bhaktas (devotees) have visited the Temple in large numbers yearly.

Anjaneyar Temple Festivals

The main enthusiasts behind the Temple were Sri Raghavendra Swamy and Sri Kanchi Paramacharya. Their spiritual calling is to build a building for the God they worship. The Hindu Religious & Charitable Department had now taken over the Temple.

Construction of Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple

The Temple’s main attraction is the colossal deity of Hanuman carved out of a single piece of granite. The colossal deity is 322 feet tall, dark black, towering over the rest of the shrines and devotees. 

It is unique because it had carved from a singular piece of stone without any breakpoint or streamline. In height, it is second only to the Hanuman statue at Panchvati near Puducherry.

The temple dome of the deity is about 90 feet tall. The sanctum sanctorum is connected to other shrines in the precincts through corridors around it. Other shrines include one for Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Vishwarupa Adhigadhihara Sri Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy Temple

He had always associated with Hanuman, and his presence in any temple of Maruti had inevitable. Rama is shown here as a protector and ruler; In form, Hanuman respects and worships him. So, he held the bow and was known as Kothanda Rama. 

But to honour the presence of Hanuman in both the epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, a sannidhi of Lord Krishna was also built. His two queens, Rukmini and Satyabhama, accompanied Lord Krishna. Hanuman adorns Arjuna’s chariot to protect it from any harm or destruction from the rival Kauravas.

In Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur, There are two other small temples on the northeast side of the Temple. Lord Vinayaka, or Ganesh, had established on another dais to the left of the shrine, Naga or Nagadevata. 

Opposite the Temple of Lord Krishna is the abode of Saint Raghavendra. The mandapam or hall is large enough for many people to stand together to gather devotees to offer prayers.

Anjaneyar Temple Festivals

Around five major festivals had celebrated in the Temple. One is Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama. It had given the highest importance, only second to Hanuman Jayanti. The day Hanuman was born to Anjana, who Vayudev blessed.

Anjaneya Temple

Nine days and Vijayadashami or Navratri festivals had also celebrated here enthusiastically. Sri Krishna Jayanti, Lord Krishna’s birthday and consecration in Mathura, are also big occasions at Visvarupa Adhigadihara Sri Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy Temple.

Tips for Visiting Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple

  • Devotees can choose from a huge list of offerings to offer puja. 
  • The basic pooja or Archana costs INR 10. 
  • Apart from that, there are options to donate gold, silver and clothes like sarees and dhotis, homam or yajna or fire sacrifice.

Timings in Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallur

These are the times of Vishwarupa Adhigadhihara Sri Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy Temple.

  • 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
DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday5:00 am – 12:00 pm4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nearby places to visit

  • Marina Beach
  • Government Museum, Chennai
  • MGR Film City
  • Breezy Beach
  • Marundeeswarar Temple
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Hotels near Temple 

  • Stay Court (Business Class Hotel)
  • OYO 17224 Swarnam Residency
  • FabExpress B Zone – Fully Vaccinated Staff
  • FabHotel Golden Swan Tambaram
  • FabExpress Nestlay Rooms

Address

Anjaneyar temple, 2nd Main Rd, Ram Nagar, Nanganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600061

How to Reach? 

By Road:

The Temple had located about 500 meters from Anjaneyar Kovil Bus Stop, 13 Km from Tambaram Bus Stand and 14 Km from Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus.

By Train:

Nearest Railway Stations are Pazhavanthangal Railway Station (1.5 km), Chennai Central Railway Station (18 km) and Egmore Railway Station (17 km).

By Air:

The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport (5 Km).

FAQs

Who built Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple?

Sri Maruti Bhakta Samaj

What are the timings of Nanganallur Ayyappan Temple?

Anjaneyar Temple Nanganallurtimings are from 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

How much is Vadamalai in Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple?

Small vada malai 500 and big 10000 Rates may vary. Please inquire at the counter or contact the temple management directly. Every evening Vada Malai is done at 5.30 PM (bookings are required, please check with temple authorities).

What is the height of the Anjaneyar statue in Nanganallur?

This Temple is famous for the size of Anjaneyar Murthy. The height of Nanganallur Anjaneyar is 32 feet.