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Hanuman is a Hindu god who serves as Lord Rama's divine companion and devotee. In addition to appearing in the Mahabharata and Puranas, he is one of the central characters in the epic Ramayana. He is believed to be the son of Lord Vayu, the God of Wind, and a reincarnation of Lord Shiva. Across the globe, devotees worship this multifaceted and powerful god. Especially in India, there is a wide spread of Hanuman temples.
The 6 most famous Lord Hanuman temples in India
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Uttar Pradesh, India
It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Varanasi. Sankat Mochan is Sanskrit for "one who relieves us from problems." It is believed that the temple was erected exactly where Tulsidas saw Hanuman in a vision. Hanuman's statue, which is facing Lord Rama, whom he worshipped with great ardour and devotion, is one of the main attractions of this famous shrine.
Himachal Pradesh, India
It’s situated atop Jakhu Hill, Shimla's tallest point, in Himachal Pradesh. A 108-foot-tall idol of the Lord is housed there. It provides a spectacular view of the Shivalik peaks.
According to the Ramayana, Hanuman supposedly rested there while looking for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana, The footprints of Lord Hanuman are inscribed on a marble in the main temple compound (as believed by the devotees)
Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple is one of the most renowned shrines in the city and is well known for its gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman, which stands over the temple at a towering height of 108 feet.
A fascinating fact about this well-known temple is that The Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple took over 13 years to build. The temple's entryway was built such that it mimics the open mouth of a monster (Rakshas). Perhaps this shows one of the many demons that Lord Hanuman overcame throughout the course of his entire existence.
Bala Hanuman Temple
Bala Hanuman Shri The first temple built by Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj in 1963–1964 is also called Shri Balahanuman Sankirtan Mandir. The idols of Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, Goddess Sita, and Lord Hanuman are housed in the temple. For its continuous chanting of "Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram" since August 1, 1964, the Bala Hanuman Temple is so well-known and for which it is even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Hanuman Garhi Temple
Uttar Pradesh, India
Hanuman's temple, Hanuman Garhi, dates back to the tenth century. Ayodhya's Hanuman Garhi is the most worshipped temple of Lord Hanuman in North India. Ayodhya is the Ram Janmabhoomi (birthplace) and also proclaimed as the home of Little Hanuman.
The largest and most visited shrine in Ayodhya is the Hanuman temple, which is shaped like a quadrilateral fortress with round fortifications at each corner. The temple is a stunning structure with 76 stairs.
Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple
Tamil Nadu, India
It is built in the Dravidian architectural style. The temple's story revolves around Narasimha, an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu appearing for Hanuman and Lakshmi. The idol of Anjaneyar is one of the tallest representations of Hanuman in India at 18 feet (5.5 metres) in height. This sanctum has no roof over it. A single stone was used to create the Anjaneyar statue, which is said to date back to the fifth century.
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