Friday, October 1, 2010

Veera Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Kakkalur

Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kakkalur

Kakkalur is very close to Tiruvallur and those of you who are planning to visit the Vaidya Veera Raghava Perumal Temple or Putlur Angala Parameshwari temple can also visit this very unique and ancient temple.

Vyasarajar, the Raja Guru of Krishna Devaraya and the previous avatar of Sree Raghavendra had installed about 730 Anjaneya statues all around India. All of them are identical in the fact that they are turning towards north, with a lotus flower in one hand, and bell at the end of their tail.

This is one of the Anjaneya Swamy idols that had been installed by Sree Vyasarajar. The small temple was also home to Sree Raghavendra for 14 years while he stayed here and meditated and wrote several verses in praise of his favourite God, Sree Anjaneya Swamy. The temple has a big picture of Sree Raghavendra at the spot where he sat and meditated and also an inscription containing verses he wrote about Kakkalur Veera Anjaneya.

Verses written by Sri Raghavendra Swamy

The temple has yet another special characteristic. Just outside, we find that entwined Peepal and Neem trees growing together  People stand between the trees and the entrance of the temple, look at Anjaneya Swamy and make a wish and it is believed that from that position whatever wishes are made come true very soon.

Entwined Neem and Peepal Trees
Just across the road from the temple, is a Housing Board colony. Inside the colony, is a Pathala Lingam said to have been worshipped by Saint Agasthiyar. When we went there, the door was closed, but we were able to peep in and see the small, yet beautiful moorthy. It is very easy to visit Kakkalur Anjaneya who is waiting to bless us as the temple is just on the main road and no effort is required to go searching for it.

Maragatha Pathala Lingam

Temple Timings at Kakkalur:
Morning 6 am to 1 pm Evening 3 pm to 8 pm


  1. hi Priya I had the opportunity to go to kakalur but couldnot get the appointment of SriAnjeyneyaSwamy.HOpe I see him next time.
    your narration is pleasant,keepdoing the good work.

  2. Ms.priya kaakalur anjaneyar is indeed very powerful& gracefull in granting our prayers I was fortunate to experience His grace

  3. Greetings !

    The narration of 'Kakalur Veera Anjaneeya Temple' is nice and subtle. We would like to make it possible to club this temple along with other temple next time. Thanks to Ms Padmapriya for publishing this temple details and we feel as if we have seen the temple after reading !...Thanks...Krishnamoorthi, Adambakkam

  4. Hi Priya,

    Kindly remove the phone number (97892 92700) mentioned above as this is my father's number and no longer associated with the temple. Everyday he is getting numerous calls of enquiries.