Anjaneya Temple, Alamelumangapuram

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The Anjaneya Temple at Alamelumangapuram, a part of Mylapore in Chennai, India was constructed at the directions of Jayendra Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi matha.

History[edit]

The idol was installed on 31 March 1985 and consecrated on 26 June 1986.[citation needed]

Architecture[edit]

The temple has the tallest statue of Hanuman in Chennai - about 14 foot high. The tall Hanuman was made and installed at the request of Jayendra Saraswathi. At present there are shrines for Hayagriva Perumal, garudar, Ganapathy, a small shrine for two seated and one standing Anjaneya idols, a shrine for Kothandaramar with Sitapirati and Lakshmana.

Uniqueness[edit]

The speciality of the temple is the koti archana wherein one crore names of the Hindu god Hanuman are being recited over a period of two years.

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