Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kengal Anjeneya Swamy Temple, Chennapattana


The following temple is located in Vandaraguppe village,Channapatna dist, Karnataka. The presiding deity here is Swayambu Hanuman, which is a five & half feet long, and the idol sprouts a mustache.  It is very seldom for a ''swayumbu lord hanuman'' to sprout a mustache. Swayambhu (also spelled Svayambhu) means Self-manifested or that which is created by its own accord. Hanuman idol emerged from the red rocks, and to this date it is still emerging. ''Kengal'' in Kannada means 'redstone' from which the idol is emerging from, hence the lord is  called here as ''Kengal Hunumantha'' also know as Kengal Anjeneya Swamy'' It is to be noted that the idol is usually decorated with bright orange paint, called sindhoor. This idol is naturally bright orange-red!    


Few 1,000 years ago, Vyasa (sage) was passing by a bright red boulder. Upon discovering this, he was all excited and visualized an Hanuman etched from those rocks. The omni present lord Hanuman, full filled Vyasa's wish by slowly emerging from the rocks, with crisp details as vyasa imagined. This also included a very rare yet a perfect mustache. The temple was build by ''Hoysala kings''. After Hoysalas, no one cared to maintain the temple and as a result the temple almost reduced to rumble. A Karnataka Cheif Minister who goes by the same name as that of the lord, renovated the temple. He was building vidhansaudha, and used the same rocks and granites to renovate the temple. He was a staunch devotee of this Hanuman,  so he was buried closer to the temple. His Samadhi is at a stone throw's distance. Thanks to the ex CM, the temple is well maintained by the devotees and the temple trustees. the temple sees more devotees year after year! 



This temple, like any other ancient temples, is quite unique. Lord came here to please Vysa. The sage who wrote Hindu epic Mahabaratha. The idol is very powerful and vested with a lot of energy. Hence people with ill intentions cannot withstand the idol; it triggers vibes that can be harmful. The lord is merciless in punishing the mean & bad. The lord also does not fail to bless the good ones. Good and bad is not necessarily decided by our actions, but how much guilt we acquire from it. This is a famous hindu piligrimage site for childless couples and people with other illnesses.  


There are other fascinating phenomenon associated with this temple. This temple never ceases to surprise its devotees. Few decades ago, the idol's face was facing north, and over the years it now looks east! As the face moving from one direction to the other, the hidden eye is also evolving. When the idol was facing north, devotees could see only the right-side mustache and a right eye, now both the eyes are visible and so is complete mustache.    One of the architectural marvel of this temple is that, the first (sun) rays on Makara Shankranthi Day (jan 14/15) i.e the first day of Uttarayana falls directly on the idol. This does not happen on other days! 
Kengal Hanumanthaiah Temple ...




The difference between this temple and other temples is that prayers are answered on your first visit to the temple. Standing in front of this idol, absorbing powerful vibes, will make a commoner into a physic there by knowing the answer to the individual's prayers. It does not matter which part of the world you are in, nor the religion, praying to Hanuman in silence will make wonders!   


May lord Hanuman bless us all! 

16 comments:

  1. If you want any details about this temple like pooje,Panchamrutha abhisheka etc.. pls contact to the above details.. Ravindrakumar bhatter and Yoganarashiman are priest(archakaru or poojaari) in kengal hanuman temple
    thank you

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    1. can you please share the contact number of the temple or archakaru

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  2. Thanks for the post. I have removed the phone numbers so that no one misuse it.

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    1. can you pls send me the phone number details, i need to ask abt some pooja details

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    2. Can you send the phone number of the temple & priest. I am planning to visit the temple this weekend & need to talk to them. Please mail the details to sureshraamaswamy@gmail.com

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  3. can any1 pls tell when is jatrae held here?

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  4. real god and powerful

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  5. Can you help me .....
    Somebody told me that moola Devaru of Kengal Hunumantha is located some where near to Shimoga.
    ..let me know

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  6. one of the powerfull god ever seen in my life..jai hanuman

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  7. I love this god.. I have a strong belief about kengal hanumantharaya swami
    If u believe the god.. Please visit to this place at least once in ur life. ..
    Jai hanjuneya. .

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  8. Want to know if love marriages are entertained in this temple. Girls parents opposing marriage but we want to be together and can't live apart. We want to marry in gods presence and start our life.. Suggestions appreciated

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  9. Kindly help with the contact number...

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  10. Jai Hanuman.Thank you for sharing the informative blog. It is indeed wonderful to read and useful. Read hanuman chalisa.

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  11. !! Jai Shree Ram !! Really, this blog so good and i want to thanks to share all the document with us because every person who know about Hanuman jee then definitely he free all problem relevant to super natural and get all the things. If you want to free problem then worship with hanuman chalisa.

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  12. I have read that the sage was shri vyasatheertha (rajguru of vijaynagar empire) and not vedvyasa.

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