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Shri Hanuman / Anjaneya Thakur Temple, Mahabali forest

Manipur , Imphal West

The Shri Hanuman / Anjaneya Thakur Temple was built by King Garib Niwaj in 1725 AD. Established in the Mahabali Forests by the banks of the Imphal River, the century-old monument enshrines a beautifully sculpted Hanuman /Anjaneya idol that was cut out of a slab rock.The temple was the epicenter from where the Ramanandi cult of Hinduism spread in Manipur. After the death of king Garib Niwaj, the cult also was abolished from Manipur. This is why the historical temple has a legendary significance in Manipur.



Shree Hanuman Thakur temple enshrines a beautifully sculpted Hanuman idol cut out of a slab of rock. The temple was built in the hut-type Bengal style. The sanctum cube is a dome shaped hemi-spherical structure that rises up to the roof in a rectangular shape. Lotus motifs carved on stone are placed on the roof top and at the crown a Kalash is placed. The Kalash holds the Nilchakra. The whole structure is made of brick and later on cemented with ...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : The temple timings is 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

No specific dress code.


With its alternative names Kangleipak or Sanaleibak, Manipur, one of India's north eastern states is reputed for its century old religious heritage and rich culture. Apart from the world-famous dance form Manipuri, the state has come to the global panorama for its vibrant crafts and artistry.
Vaishnavism and Hinduism are the backbone of Manipur that was once a princely state besides Christianity, Islam and other popular religions. Around 41% of the people are Hindus that is mostly preached by the Meitei sect following the Sanamahism.

Location and Contact

Mahabali Temple, Imphal, Manipur, 795010

Manipur Tourism Department +91 3852451916

Imphal, the capital city of Manipur is well-connected with rest of India by rail, road or air. Devotees can hire taxis or board buses that ply regularly interstate to reach the shrine of Lord Hanuman ji situated on the banks of the Imphal River in the Mahabali Forests.

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Temple Rituals

regular Puja, nitya aarti and prasada distribution.

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Agarbati, sindur, candles and diyas.

Special Rituals

Hanuman /  Anjaneya Jayanti is the most auspicious festival observed in the temple. The program starts with the Holy Bathing of Hanuman ji after which, the idol is offered new clothes and vermillion tilak followed by aarti. Laddus as prasad is served to devotees.

Famous Festival

November - Hanuman Jayanti

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