Namakkal Sree Anjaneyar Temple Tamil Nadu History, Timings & Address

Namakkal Sree Anjaneyar Temple Tamil Nadu History, Timings & Address

Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple constructed in the Dravidian style is located in the Namakkal district in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman. Namakkal Anjaneyar temple hours are 7 am until 8 pm.

Hanuman can be described as the Vanara also known as the monkey god. He is the child of vanara female Anjana as well as Vaayu, God of air. Hanuman is a key character within his role in the Hindu epic Ramayana.


Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

Anjaneya aides in saving Lord Rama's wife Sita from Lanka where she is imprisoned by the Lankan demon King Ravana. Anjaneya was a fervent follower of Rama, Lord of the Universe. Rama as well as well-known for his power and power.

In the present, he is been seen as the embodiment of these qualities. People seeking confidence and courage consider that being worshipful to Hanuman can assist them in acquiring these qualities. Hanuman Chalisa is a hymn that prays for Hanuman and is sung by those seeking to conquer various challenges and fears.

The planet of destruction Saturn is thought to be feared by Hanuman who shields his devotees from the negative effects. Temple timings start between 07:00 AM and 08:30 pm.

The legends associated with the Namakkal Anjaneyar temple

The story of the temple is based on the births of Narasimha, Vishnu as well as his wife Lakshmi as well as Hanuman. A demon called Hiranyakashipu was granted the blessing of Brahma that made him invincible.

As a result of this gift, anyone can not be killed, whether either at noon or at night. Hiranyakashipu can't kill him either on land, water, or air. Following the blessing, Hiranyakashipu began to harass the gods with great joy.

He had a son named Prahladha, who was, without a doubt, an avid worshipper to Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu was not happy with this and did his best to stop his son from worshiping Vishnu. But his efforts and threats failed however, Prahlada kept on worshipping Vishnu.

The angry Hiranyakashipu attempted to murder Prahlad but every time, the boy was saved through the mercy of God. A few days later, during an argument heated between him and his son Hiranyakashipu demanded that he inform him if Vishnu was everywhere, just as his son had told him.

In anger, he smashed the pillar with his mace and then opened it, showing the son of his that Vishnu was not there. In that instant, the pillar broke and Vishnu appeared as Narasimha half-man as well as half-lion.

Hiranyakashipu around dusk but not at dawn, afternoon, or at night and at the entrance of his palace which was devoid of air, water, and land. In this manner He was able to escape the boon granted by Brahma for the demon.

The history of Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

A few years later, when Lakshmi who was the wife of Vishnu was contemplating in the same spot she was able to see Hanuman often referred to as Anjaneya, holding a doll made from saligram. Lakshmi demanded to see the form of Vishnu dressed in his Narasimha form. Hanuman handed the saligram to her and demanded that she hold the saligram until he returned.

Before returning of Hanuman, the place was covered with a statue of Lakshmi at this location. Then Narasimha came in front of them and settled here. The Narasimhaswamy temple which is located at the lower part of the hill linked to this myth. It is believed that Hanuman revered him in a latitude pose and seated at the distance.


The Anjaneyar Statue is 18 feet (5.5 m) high and is considered to be one of the largest Hanuman statues. The temple is a huge hall with several pillars that is the entrance to the sanctum Sanctorum. It also has a flat entrance tower. The sanctum sanctorum is home to the 18,0 ft (5.5 meters) Anjaneyar statue. It is located 130 meters (430 feet) beneath the feet of Narasimha temple.

The Anjaneyar statue was carved out of one stone and is believed to be in existence since the fifth century. The sanctum sanctorum is without a roof and the statue of the Anjaneyar statue is unique. He wears a sword around his waist, and a saligrama necklace in his hands.

Temple Rituals

The temple priests conduct Pujas or ceremonies every day and also during holidays. Poojas are generally performed four times per day, starting at 8:00 AM 12:00 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:45 pm.

The gods of the presiding are performed in three phases: alankaranam (decoration), the nivetanam (food offerings), and lamp ardanai (waving on lamps).

Rituals are conducted at the temple on a weekly monthly, fortnightly, and weekly basis. The temple is accessible to visitors from 6:30 AM until 1:00 pm and from 4:00 PM until 9:00 pm. On special events, the hours are extended.

Festivals at Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple

The temple's most important festival was the annual Panguni Uthiram Festival, which was been celebrated for 15 days during this Tamil month known as Panghuni (March through April). Images of the major gods of the temple have been paraded through the temple's streets.

At the current time in the present, the Namakkal District Administration has named this temple as one of the top tourist destinations within the district. Visitors from Namakkal and nearby areas visit the temple.


Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple Timings


Day Namakkal Anjaneyar temple Timings
1 Monday

07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tuesday 07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm
3 Wednesday

07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday 07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5 Friday

06:00 am - 12:30 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Saturday 07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Sunday

07:00 am - 1:00 pm, 04:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The best moment to go

The ideal moment to travel is during the summer time, between March to May. During this time, it gets hot and the temperature during three months can vary between 32 and 35 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to visit between November and February, in the months when temperatures are warm.

How to Reach


Salem Airport is the nearest airport. It is located within a distance of 60 kilometers from Namakkal. Coimbatore International Airport is 160 kilometers away. Trichy Airport is 90 km away.


Namakkal Railway Station locates on the Salem-Karur railway line.


Namakkal is situated on Namakkal is located on the National Highway. It is 50 kilometers away from Salem and 45 kilometers away from Karur.


Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple Official Website

Hanumar Koil St, Palaniyappa Colony,

Thillaipuram, Namakkal,

Tamil Nadu 637001

Contact Number 04286 233999