Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple | History, Timings & Address

Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, built in the Dravidian style, is in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. The temple dedicates to the Hindu God Hanuman. Namakkal Anjaneyar temple timings are from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Hanuman is the vanara or monkey god. He is the son of the vanara woman Anjana and the Vaayu, God of air. Hanuman plays a crucial role in the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

Anjaneya helps save Lord Rama’s wife Sita from Lanka, where she is held captive by the Lankan demon king Ravana. Anjaneya was a great devotee of Lord Rama and was known for his strength and prowess.


Today, he has seen as the embodiment of these qualities and those who want to gain courage and faith believe that worshipping Hanuman will help them acquire such qualities. Hanuman Chalisa is a hymn praying to Hanuman and is chanted by those who want to overcome various fears and opposing forces.

The harmful planet Saturn is also believed to be feared by Hanuman, who protects his devotees from negative influences. Temple Timings are from 07:00 AM o 08:00 PM.

Legends of the Namakkal Anjaneyar temple

The legend of this temple is related to the incarnations of Narasimha, Vishnu, his wife, Lakshmi and Hanuman. A demon named Hiranyakashipu received a boon from Brahma, which made him invincible.

Because of that gift, any human being will not kill him, morning, noon or night. Hiranyakashipu cannot kill him on land, water or air. After receiving the boon, Hiranyakashipu began to harass the gods with great pride.

He had one son named Prahladha, who was, by far, a great devotee of Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu did not accept this and tried his best to prevent his son from worshipping Vishnu. But all his appeals and threats were in vain, and Prahlada continued to worship Vishnu.

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The enraged Hiranyakashipu tried to kill Prahlad, but each time the boy was saved by the grace of God. One day, during a hot argument with his son, Hiranyakashipu asked him to tell him if Vishnu was everywhere, as his son had said.

Angrily, he hit a pillar with his mace and opened it, proving to his son that Vishnu was not in it. At that moment, the pillar split and Vishnu emerged in the form of Narasimha, half man and half lion.

He killed Hiranyakashipu at dusk, not in the morning, afternoon or night, and in the doorway of his palace, which was devoid of land, water and air. In this way, he escaped from the boon given by Brahma to the demon.

History of Namakkal Anjaneyar temple

Many ages later, while Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu, was meditating in this place, she saw Hanuman, also known as Anjaneyar, holding a doll made of saligram. Lakshmi asked to get one of Vishnu in her Narasimha form. Hanuman handed over the saligram to her and asked her to hold it until he returned.

Before the return of Hanuman, there was a picture of Lakshmi in this place. Then Narasimha appeared before them and settled here. The Narasimhaswamy temple at the bottom of the hill is also associated with this myth. It believes that Hanuman worshipped him in a latitude posture, standing at a distance.


The Anjaneyar Statue is 18 feet (5.5 m) high and is one of India’s tallest Hanuman statues. The temple has a vast hall with many pillars which leads into the sanctum sanctorum. It has a flat gateway tower. The sanctum sanctorum has an 18-foot (5.5 m) Anjaneyar statue, which is latitude 130 m (430 ft) below the foot of the Narasimha temple.

The Anjaneyar statue is carved out of a single stone and believes to have existed since the 5th century. The sanctum sanctorum has no roof, and the statue of Anjaneyar is extraordinary. He has a sword on his waist and a saligrama necklace in his hand.

Temple Rituals

The temple priests perform Pujas or rituals every day and during festivals. Poojas are usually performed four times a day, at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 8:45 PM.

Each ritual for the presiding deities takes place in three stages: alankaranam (decoration), nivetanam (food offering) and lamp aradanai (waving of lamps).

Rituals are performed here on a weekly, monthly and fortnightly basis. The temple is open to the people from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM and from 04:30 PM to 9:00 PM. However, on festive occasions, the time is extended.

Festivals at Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

The temple’s main festival is the Panguni Uthiram festival, which had celebrated for fifteen days during the Tamil month of Panghuni (March – April). Images of the principal deities of the temple had paraded through the temple streets.

In the modern period, the Namakkal District Administration has named this temple one of the most important tourist attractions in the district. People from Namakkal and surrounding areas visit the temple.

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Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple Timings

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Day Namakkal Anjaneyar temple Timings
1 Monday

07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Tuesday 07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm
3 Wednesday

07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Thursday 07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5 Friday

06:00 am – 12:30 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Saturday 07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm
7 Sunday

07:00 am – 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Best time to visit

The excellent time to visit is in the summer, from March to May, when it is hot and the average temperature for three months varies between 32-35 degrees Celsius. It is best to visit from November-February when the weather is pleasant.

How to Reach


Salem Airport is the nearest airport. It locates at a distance of 60 km from Namakkal. Coimbatore International Airport is 160 km away, and Trichy Airport is 90 km away.


Namakkal Railway Station locates on the Salem-Karur route.


Namakkal is on the National Highway. It is 50 kilometres from Salem and 45 km from Karur.


Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple Official Website

Hanumar Koil St, Palaniyappa Colony,

Thillaipuram, Namakkal,

Tamil Nadu 637001

Contact Number: 04286 233 999