'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya temple – Panchavadi

Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya temple – Panchavadi

Hanuman remains a popular God in Kaliyug. He rushes to the help of those who utter the name of Sri Rama. Such is his devotion to Sri Rama! He has been portrayed as Jayamangala Anjaneya at the temple in Panchavadi, situated on the Dindivanam & Puduchery route. The devotees are simply enthralled at the sight of the gigantic statue of Anjaneya here. Those wishing peace of mind or good education visit this temple and pray.

History of the temple

During the fight between Rama and Ravana, a situation developed wherein it became imperative to destroy Mayilravana, an ally of Ravana by stalling his yagna. Rama entrusted Hanuman with this task. Hanuman prayed to Garuda, Narasimha, Varaha and Hayagreeva before proceeding on his mission. With the power granted by these gods, Hanuman got 'viswarupa' with five faces and destroyed Mayilravana. The statue at the temple has been portrayed with the original head at the middle facing the east, the Narasimha head facing the south, Garuda facing the west, Varaha facing the north and the horse-faced Hayagreeva head facing upward.

Architecture of the temple

Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya temple – Panchavadi

The temple was built in the year 2003. The 36-foot statue of Hanuman was carved out of a rock weighing 150 tonnes. Though the temple has been built recently, the place Panchavadi had links with spirituality since many decades, they say. A 118-foot tower has been built over the huge sanctum of the moolavar. The beauty of this south-facing temple is simply incredible. A panchamuka Hanumath yantra has been established under the peedam of the moolavar. The statue has ten hands, each hand holding an object like sword, goad, Amirthakalasam, plough etc. One of the stones used in the construction of a bridge to Lanka during the time of Ramayana is being kept here for public view. The temple authorities say that more than 1,000 litres of milk is being used for 'abhishek' to moolavar. Devotees say that obstacles in education are removed if we pray here. Also, people pray here for recovery from their miseries.

While worshipping the five-faced Anjaneya, different nivedhanas can be offered for each face. Bengal gram is considered very special for Hanuman. Paanaka nivedhana is very auspicious for Narasimha. Honey is special for Garuda, sugar pongal, and vada for Varaha and sugar candy for Hayagreeva. Circumambulating the prahara for five times and paying obeisance for five times are special practices by the devotees at this temple.

Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya temple – Panchavadi

Festivals & Pujas

Hanuman Jayanthi and Srirama Navami are celebrated on a grand scale here. The temple is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sthala is specially known for Annadhanam.

Route

All the buses that ply from Chennai to Puduchery via Dindivanam touch Panchavadi. So, it is very easy to reach the temple.

All of you can visit this glorified temple and be blessed by Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya.