Jayamangala Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy, Panchavati, Villupuram
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Panchamuga Anjaneya Temple,Panchavati, Vanur Taluk,
Villupuram District – 605 111
|Phone||+91 413 2678823 / 2671232|
Legend / Local stories
Panchamuga Sri Jayamurthi Seva Trust, consisting of people with high spiritual beliefs, wished for this temple. The main crew member who involved in the creation of this temple is Parama Sri Ramani Anna. He is also the crew member in the Chennai Nanganallur Anjaneya temple trust.
While returning after attending the Kumbabishekam of Panchamuga Hanuman Temple near Panruti, Mr. Santhanam Iyengar asked Parama Sri Ramani anna to visit his land, which lies on the way to Chennai. Ramani anna also accepted his invitation and went to that land. After placing his foot on that land Ramani feels the divines of hanuman and hanuman ordered to build a temple for him.
Mr. Santhanam also given a part of his land to build a temple for Hanuman. All sort of works started on 24th June 1999.This temple has been constructed on 12 acres of land and the area where the temple of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy (Hanuman) is located is known as Panchavati Kshetram. In the great Indian epic, Ramayana, Panchavati was described as the forest area where Rama and his wife, Sita spent some years as part of their exile from Ayodhya.
Panchamukha Anjaneya Temple is run by Panchamukha Sri Jayamurthi Seva Trust including Parama Sri Ramani Anna. The temple land was donated by Santhanam Iyengar. The Panchamukha Sri Anjaneya Swamy’s Vigraham (statue) was installed on 11th June 2003. The Consecration (Maha-Kumbabhishekam) for this Temple was performed on 31st January 2007.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 08.00 am to 12.00 am and from 04.00 pm to 09.00 pm.
This temple is mostly crowded during Saturdays; some of the important festivals celebrated here are Krishna Jayanthi, and Vaikunta Ekadasi.
Devotees throng this temple to offer him a garland of Ulundu Vadais (black gram savory doughnuts), known popularly as Hanumar Vadais. The significance behind offering this garland is that black gram has cooling properties. This cools down the angry form of Anjaneya and makes him benign to his devotees. Another reason is that the black gram is also the dedicated grain for Lord Saneeswaran (Saturn) and the two snake planets, Rahu and Ketu. It is believed that devotees of Anjaneya do not get affected by the malfeasant positions of these planets. On Saturdays, the day dedicated to Sani, many Vadamalais (garlands of Vadais) are offered to Anjaneya. People suffering from incurable diseases and ceaseless struggles are advised to visit this temple for six consecutive Saturdays and chant the mantra of Jai Ram 108 times; they are also given a spiritual armlet. Devotees offer Beetle garland, butter and clothes to Anjaneya. They also prepare Vada garland for the Lord later they distribute it to the poor people.
How to Reach:
The Temple is situated on NH 32 (Chennai to Nagapattinam Highway) between Tindivanam and Pondicherry. The Temple is located very close to Pondicherry. The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Thiruchitrambalam Junction Koot Road, 6 Kms from Moratandi Prathiyangara Devi Temple, 5 Kms from Moratandi Saneeswarar Temple, 4 Kms from Pondicherry – Tindivanam Toll Gate. 7 Kms from Vanur, 4 Kms from Irumbai Maha Kaleswarar Temple, 4 Kms from Sedarapet, 8 Kms from Auroville, 12 Kms from Pondicherry Main Bus Stand, 13 Kms from Puducherry Railway Station, 9 Kms from Pondicherry Airport, 30 Kms from Tindivanam, 156 Kms from Chennai and 136 Kms from Chennai Airport. Local Buses from Pondicherry to Tindivanam and vice versa will stop at this Temple.
Panchamuga Anjaneya Temple,
Panchavati, Vanur Taluk,
Villupuram District – 605 111
Phone: +91 413 2678823 / 2671232
Mobile: +91 94425 02446 / 98947 95562