Viswaroopa Panchamuga Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Thiruvallur
|Deity:||Viswaroopa Panchamuga Anjaneya Swamy , Hanuman|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 05.00 AM to 12.30 P.M and from 04.00 PM to 09.30 P.M.
- Kalasanthi Pooja (7:30 AM)
- Abhishekam (9:30 AM)
- Sayaratchai Pooja (06:00 PM)
- Arthajama Pooja (09:00 PM)
Legend / Local stories
Origin of Panchamukha Hanuman:
The origin of Panchamukha Hanuman can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the war between Lord Ram and Ravana, Ravana took the help of Mahiravana who was the king of pathala. Lord Hanuman in order to protect Lord Ram and Lakshman formed a fortress with his tail. But Mahiravana took the form of Vibheeshana and took Lord Ram and Lakshman to pathala loka.
Hanuman entered pathala loka in search of Rama and Lakshmana. He found out that to kill Mahiravana he had to extinguish 5 lamps at the same time. So, he took the Panchamukha form with Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha faces and extinguished the lamps. Mahiravana was killed immediately.
The place of Pradhishtai was known as Rudhra Vanam in legendary times where great sages like Agasthya have done penance. The Ashram site at Periyakuppam has been chosen after Divine approval. A study of ancient scrolls showed that the site is legendary, as Anjaneya while carrying the Sanjeevi Mountain, stopped here to witness the Siva Puja being performed by Sage Agasthya.
How to Reach:
Tiruvallur is situated on the highway linking Chennai and Tirupati. This Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Tiruvallur, 4 Kms from Thirupachur, 11 Kms from Poondi, 18 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 21 Kms from Sriperumbudur, 24 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 19 Kms from Pattabiram, 23 Kms from Avadi, 16 Kms from Thiruninravur, 36 Kms from Arakkonam, 40 Kms from Thiruthani, 102 Kms from Tirupati and 52 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is located adjacent to the famous Veera Raghava Perumal Temple (Thiruevvul Divya Desam).
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Thiruvallur Oil Mill Bus Stop and 5 Kms from Tiruvallur Bus Stand. Tiruvallur is on the Chennai Tirupati highway. A diversion takes you to the temple. Share autos are the common mode of transport to the temple, although Public transport buses are also there connecting the bus stand and railway station. The temple is close to the bus stand.
From Koyambedu CMBT the buses plying to Tirupati and Thiruthani pass through this town and bus services are also available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, Poonamallee, Avadi, Tambaram, Periyapalayam, Uthukottai, Redhills, Tirupati, Thiruthani, Kanchipuram and Tiruvannamalai.
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Tiruvallur Railway Station. This Temple is located at Tiruvallur, a railhead on the (suburban) railroad between Chennai and Arakkonam.
The Temple is located about 46 Kms from Chennai International Airport.