Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple is situated in Arakonda village, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
About The Temple
The Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple holds the sacred Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini (temple tank) which contains the theertham (holy water) which never gets dried up in any situation. Drinking the holy water from Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini is believed to cure all sorts of diseases.
About The Deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman), who is called by the name Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami. It is said that the rays of the sun pass through the sanctum and fall on the feet of Lord Anjaneya and finally the sun’s rays disappear when it goes beyond the head of Lord Anjaneya.
Legend and Stories
The Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple was believed to be built in the 12th century by Nolamba dynasty. Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple is closely associated to the Ramayana, one of the greatest epics of India.
It is said that during Tretayuga, Lord Hanuman bought Sanjeevani, a powerful life-restoring herb, to save the life of Lord Lakshmana when he fell unconscious during a war.
It is believed that during Lord Hanuman’s journey, half of the mountain he was carrying fell down at a particular place which is named as Arthagiri, where ‘Artha’ refers to “Half” and ‘giri’ refers to “Mountain”.
Purnima day festival
5.00 AM to 5.30 AM
5.30 AM to 6.00 AM
6.10 AM to 7.00 AM
7.00 AM to 7.30 AM
7.30 AM to 9.00 AM
9.00 AM to 10.00 AM
10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
11.30 AM to 12.00 AM
12.00 PM to 12.30 PM
12.30 PM to 1.15 PM
1.45 PM to 3.30 PM
3.30 PM to 4.00 PM
4.00 PM to 4.15 PM
5.30 PM to 7.00 PM
7.00 PM to 7.30 PM
7.30 PM to 9.00 PM
Thirupati airport is the nearest airport to reach Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple.
Chitoor is the nearest railway station to Arthagiri Sri Veera Anjaneya Swami temple.
Frequent buses are available to Arakonda village and from there we need to take an auto rickshaw to reach the temple.
Sri Arthagiri Veera Anjaneya Swami Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For acquiring immense power and peace
- To get happiness in life
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.
05:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.01:30 to 9:00 p.m.On full moon days, it is open till 11 p.m.