Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple | Timings & Architecture

Sri Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, located at Aragonda(V), Thavanampalle(M), Chittoor(DT), is very famous for healing skin diseases with Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini holy water. This temple is also called Aragonda Temple. Sri Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple timings are from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm.

Overview of Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

This Ardhagiri temple had been built long ago, and an idol of Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy had been installed. The special feature of this idol is that Sri Veeranjaneyaswamy’s face faces North.

Aradhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is very ancient and has become one of the most important and popular pilgrimage centres in the Chittoor district’s Tirumala, Kalahasti and Kanipakam. 

Ardhagiri temple had visited by about 1000 to 1500 devotees daily, increasing to 15,000 to 20,000 devotees on Poornami (full moon day) days.

In Ardhagiri, it had believed that the Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini (pond with holy water) does not dry up or spoil even if it keeps for a long time. If devotees drink this dirham (or holy water) from Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini, all kinds of diseases will cure.                                

The tank is believed never to dry up, and the water has medicinal properties. Water stays fresh for a long time when stored. It is true. It’s been a month since I got water from the tank, and it’s still fresh. 

Sometimes when the water had kept in the container for 3 or 4 days, the most recent time is not stored. Drinking this water is also believed to cure all diseases. 

It had proven in psoriasis cases, early TB stages, asthma, cancer & joint pain. Experiences of cured patients had recorded, and they stand as testimony to it.

This water is the most powerful medicine for our health. Water has an inexperienced colour and a sweet style. Since this water had produced from trees, it is an Ayurvedic medicine.

History of Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Anjaneya Swamy

The name Ardhagiri derived from an incident in the Treta Yuga when Lord Hanuman was transporting Mount Dronagiri (the mountain of herbs of life) at night when Rama’s brother Bharat felt that the mountain might be damaged; He immediately shot an arrow at Hanuman.

 Due to its impact, half of the mountain fell at this place, hence the name Ardhagiri. In the local language, it means half a mountain (aradhra = half, giri = mountain). Since then, people have started worshipping Lord Hanuman in the name of Veera Anjaneya Swamy.

According to legend, when Lord Veeranjaneya Swami was carrying the Sanjeevani mountain, some rocks almost broke off and fell at the temple site. After that, the name of the region came to be Aragonda. 

Today there is a large tank where the water comes into contact with the divine sanjeevini medicinal plant. Even after thousands of years, water still has the extraordinary power to cure almost every disease. 

This water has proved its ability to cure serious diseases like TB, Asthma, Cancer & Arthritis. This water has also proven its rejuvenating potential against lethargy, fatigue and other physical discomforts. 

Architecture of Temple

Architecture of Anjaneya Swamy Temple

The temple had built in Dravidian style. There are many sculptures of gods and goddesses on the temple’s walls. The main deity faces North. 

The unique temple structure allows the sun’s rectangular rays to pass through the structure and fall only on the feet of Anjaneya Swamy. 

As the day progresses, the sun’s rays hit every part of the head but finally disappear beyond the head area. The temple tank at Aragonda had known as the Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini tank.

Culture of Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

As a temple town, all major Hindu festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Sankranti, Kartika Poornima and Diwali had celebrated in Tirupati with great pomp. The town’s main festival is the nine-day festival of Sri Venkateswara Brahmotsavali. 

It is an annual festival attended by lakhs of devotees. Tirupati Ganga Jatara is an important carnival held in May every year. The Sri Venkateswara Museum houses historical and architectural artefacts. 

Temple Timings

Ardhagiri temple timings are 5.00 am to 1.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Tuesday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Thursday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Friday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Sunday5.00 am to 1.30 pm1.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Festival and Celebrations

A famous festival Hanuman Jayanti and the full moon day attract thousands of pilgrims. It had said that the Lord well receives prayers offered at night on a full moon day. Cultural programs had organized throughout the night. Garlands made of betel leaves, black beans & tulsi adorn the Lord.

Weather and best time to visit

Tourists visit here throughout the year as the climate of this region is similar to the rest of the state. However, the best time to reach there is from October to March.

Nearby places to visit

Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Accommodation

Accommodations available near Ardhagiri Hanuman Temple Non A/C rooms start from Rs.200.

Hotels near Temple:

  • Spot On Gopi Complex
  • Nannilam Organic Farm Stay
  • OYO Kartikeya Park View Residency
  • Sai Sadhan Residency
  • SriPaadha Inn Kanipakam
  • Hotel MG INN Kanipakam


Ardhagiri Anjaneya Temple, Ghat Rd, Aragonda, Thavanampalle, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 517129

How to reach?

By road:

Chittoor district is well connected with all other major towns or cities of the state through major developed roads. Hence, pilgrims or devotees can choose road transportation if they want to visit Ardhagiri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple.

By train:

The nearest railway station is Chittoor railway station, 20 km; Puthalapattu railway station is also 20 km; and Damalcheruvu railway station is 26 km from Aragonda village.

By air:

Tirupati Airport is just 83 km, Bangalore International Airport is 151 km, and Chennai Airport is 152 km from Chittoor district.


Where is Ardhagiri?

Ardhagiri is the hill where the Hanuman temple had located. This hill had located in Aragonda village of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh state, India. 

Which is the oldest Hanuman temple?

Karmanghat Hanuman mandir is one of the oldest and most famous Hindu temples in Hyderabad, Telangana state, India. 

How tall is Hanuman?

The idol of Lord Hanuman is said to be 108 feet tall. 

How old is Hanuman?

The appearance of Hanuman dates back to about 2.59 million years ago. Hanuman is the god of courage and compassion.