Anjaneyar Temple also know as Sri Veera Anjaneyar temple is Located at Attur, Salem Distict in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
About The Temple
The temple has special significance for Saturn adverse aspect relief prayer. Saturn is the son of Sun-Surya. Kuliga is the son of Saturn. Sri Anjaneya is the disciple of Sun. He also is the Durbar Disciple of Lord Vishnu. Due to this exalted status, Sri Anjaneya is considered to be deity of Saturn and praying to Him would relieve the devotees from the adverse aspect of this planet. On Saturdays, during the Kuliga time, Special pujas are performed in the temple with abisheks. Joining this puja and worshipping Anjaneya would bring solace to devotees, it is believed.
Sri Anjaneya is the presiding and principal deity of the temple. He has His tail rolled and kept on the head as a crown. He appears with a swine face-Varaha Murthy. When the Sethu-the bridge to reach Lanka was built, big rocks were needed. They had to be taken from the deep sea. For this purpose, Sri Anjaneya acquired five faces, one of which was Varaha. With this face, he went deep into the sea, brought out huge rocks. Sage Vasishta had worshipped this Anjaneya. A yellow thread called Mudi Kayiru is offered as Prasad in the temple. Devotees tie it in their hands for prosperity in life. The idols of Lord Vinayaka and Naagar in the tree hole of the temple are ones that devotees should not miss to see.
Legend and Stories
Lord Sri Rama was in search of Mother Sita who was abducted by Ravana. After a long journey, he climbed on the hill in this place to find Her. He relaxed in this place for a while in sad mood. Seeing Sri Rama sad, Sri Anjaneya too sat in a corner and was thinking how he could help his Lord. He is in this temple as Veera Anjaneya. The hill where Lord Sri Rama relaxed is nearby this place.
Hanuman Jayanthi, Sri Ramanavami and Pouranami-full moon day pujas are festive days in the temple
Devotees believe that they would be freed from burden of debts, become prosperous and get employment, if they pray to Sri Anjaneya with butter and offer garlands of betel leaves and lime fruits.
How To Reach Anjaneya Temple,Attur
There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Attur. Nearest airport is Civil Airport.
The nearest railway stations are at Salem Attur.
The temple is 54 km from Salem. The temple can be reached within five minutes’ walk from Attur bus stand
Kottu Road, Narasingapuram,
Attur, Salem district, Pincode - 636102.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To safeguard themselves from the ill effects of Saturn
- Finding a suitable job
- Relief from Debts
Mano Javam , Maruda Thulya Vegam, Jithendriyam Buddhi Matham Varishtam, Vatha Atmajam Vanara Yudha Mukhyam, Sree Rama Dootham Sirasa Namami
Meaning -I bow my head to salute Rama's messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God's son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.
Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam, Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham, Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam, Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam
Meaning -I bow before the wind God's darling son, Anjana's son, the great killer of ogres, who is handsome and like a golden mountain, who lives near Parijatha tree's roots.
Divya Mangala Dehaaya Peethambara Dharayacha Thaptha Kanchana Varnaaya Mangalam Shri Hanumathey
Meaning -Oh Lord Hanuman who has a mystical form, who adorns a silk garment in yellow and who looks similar to molten gold, let thy be auspiciousness.
Anjana Nandanam Veeram Janaki Soka Naasanam, Kapeesa Maksha Hantharam, Vandhe Lanka Bhayankaram
Meaning -We salute Lanka's horror, Anjana's brave son, who ended Sita's sorrows, the ruler of monkeys and the one who killed Aksha, Ravana's son.
The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.