Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple | 2nd Tallest Hanuman Idol



The temple was established in Nanganallur, Chennai by Sri Maruti Bhakta Samajan group of people. They constructed the the deity in 1989, and the idol was consecrated (KUMBABISHEKHAM) in 1995. Since then, lot of Anjaneya devotees have been visiting the temple on a daily basis. Through the grace of Sri Raghavendra Swami and Sri Kanchi Paramacharyar, the temple was formed, since both of them are staunch devotees of Lord Anjaneya.


The main shrine of Anjaneya is 90 feet tall, and the main idol of Hanuman is 32 feet tall and was made of a single granite stone, and is the second tallest Hanuman after Panchavatee near Puducherry.


By worshipping the lord in this temple, we can gain positive results in our life. All of our physical and mental problems will be solved and our life will prosper. We will get a strong mind and a strong body, and unnecessary tensions and confusions will be removed permanently from our mind.

Hence it is advisable to worship the lord in this temple at least once in a year and to get his blessings for ever.


The Bhaktha Anjaneya temple at Nanganallur in Chennai is known for bestowing better health to the devotees. The idol of the central image is 32 feet in height making it one of its own kind. Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Seetha with Sri Anjaneyar, Sri Vinayagar, Sri Ragavendra and Sri Krishna with his consorts Bhama and Rukmini are also indoctrinated here. The idol is believed to have special power and is considered a heale

Nanganallur – the satellite town to the city of Chennai, formerly Madras, located about 10 Km from the city and 5 Km from the Airport, is now known as the town housing the 32 feet Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy. The Temple has indeed become a landmark and no tourist bus in that route skips the Temple. The Temple is accessible by road and by suburban trains stopping at Pazhavanthangal Railway station.

On the North-West corner, a full-fledged Sannidhi for Sri Rama has been built and here He has taken abode with Seetha and Lakshmana with Anjaneya in attendance. The Gods are facing East. Rama’s role as the protector and ruler is signified here as Rama is seen carrying his bow, hence the name “Kothanda Rama” for the Lord here.

On the South-West, a Sannidhi for Lord Krishna with Rukmani and Satya Bhama, all facing East has been built and a “thulam” (weighing balance) has been erected for offering “thulabaram” (offering made in different materials equalent to the weight of the devotee).Eventhough a Sannidhi for Lord Rama is normally built in Anjaneya temple, rarely a Sannidhi for Lord Krishna is built. Here in our Temple, Krishna Sannidhi is built to remind the devotees that among the Gods it was only Anjaneya who was present in both the indian epics. In Ramayana, as a direct disciple of Rama and in Mahabaratha, in the flag of Arjuna’s Chariot as ordained by Lord Krishna to save it from destruction by the opponents. In the North-East part of the Temple, on a small platform, “Vinayaka” is housed facing East and to his left on a yet another platform ‘Naga’ has been installed.

Let us chant the name of Lord Anjaneya and be blessed.

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