Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple

Location: Situated on the northern side of Pedda Venkama Raju Kalyana Mandapam, Anjaneya Swamy Temple is one of the main attractions of Puttaparthi in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Description: Lord Anjaneya or Lord Hanuman is the main deity of this temple, who is considered as a guardian deity who protects from evil beings and accidents. Anjaneya Swamy Temple houses an idol of Lord Anjaneya in standing position inside a cave. The temple of Lord Hanuman is located very near to the Satyabhama temple. Lord Hanuman is also known as Panchamukha Anjaneya and Anjani Putra. Hanuman is also regarded as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu legends, Lord Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram. It is believed that the water gathered under the feet of idol is the tears shed by Lord Anjaneya, longing for his Lord Sri Ram. Visitors first worship the Shiv Lingam at the entrance of the temple and then move towards the main temple. It is said that the Shiv Lingam was brought by Sri Sathya Sai from Varanasi. The temple remains filled with devotees around the year, especially on every Saturday.

Activities: Along with praying at the Anjaneya Swamy Temple, visitors may visit Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of Sathya Sai Baba. Thousands of devotees visit this temple with great devotion.

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