The only Anjaneya Swami consecrated by Sri Bhagavatpada - Jagadguru Sri Adi Ahankaracharya is housed in the temple in west corner of Sringeri. Sri Anjaneya swami of this kshetra is known as Kere Sri Anjaneya. In Kannada language 'kere' means lake. Since originally Sri Anjaneya Swami was consecrated on the banks of the lake he is known as Kere Sri Anjaneya.
About the Temple
The temple is small, beautiful and well maintained. The temple offers spiritual atmosphere for meditation. One has to claim twenty seven steps to have darshan of the Lord. Sri Anjaneya of this kshetra is facing south and seen as walking towards east. Lord is holding a lotus flower in His left hand and with raised right hand gives blessings to all the devotees. He is wearing nupuram in his leg and keyuram in the hand. His glowing eyes showers glorious and gracious blessings to the bakthas mesmerising them.
The main festival celebrated in the temple is Deepotsavam that is organised on the Saturday of Kartika Krishnapaksha month.
The nearest airport to Kere Anjaneya Temple is Mangalore Airport, Mangalore which is 64 km away from Kere Anjaneya Temple. The nearest railway station to kere anjaneya temple is Udupi Railway Station which is 43 km away from Kere Anjaneya Temple. KSRTC (State Owned Transport) operates buses from all major cities to Shringeri and Shimoga. There are also a good number of buses and private transport from Shimoga town to Sringeri.
Kere Anjaneya temple,
Pincode – 577139.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of worries
- Removal of sins
- Prosperity of future generations
- Relief from suffering
- Suitable grooms for unmarried girls
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 09:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm.