Situated at Jangareddy Gudem, West Godavari District, Andhara Pradesh, Sri Maddi Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Built by Reddyraju Kings, the temple was built on November 1st, 1166 A.D.
According to the legends, a demon Madvasura, an ardent devotee of Hanuman used to work in the court of Ravana and during the war he left his body as he was unwilling to fight against Hanuman. In Dwaparayuga, he took birth as Madvakudu who used to work with Kauravas and he left the war zone seeing the flag of Hanuman on top of Arjuna's Chariot in the final battle. He again took birth in Kaliyuga as Madhvudu and started living on the banks of Yerra...View more
aluva river. He used to perform Hanuman Japam daily in his Ashram after taking a bath. He was unable to perform his rituals due to old age. One day while going to take the bath he was about to fell in the river and suddenly a monkey held his hand and brought him back to the ashram. After that incident, the monkey used to come daily and hold the sage during bath and serve him fruits. Later, using his spiritual powers, the sage realized that the monkey was none other than Lord Hanuman, he prayed to Lord for his ignorance. Pleased with his prayers, Lord Hanuman appeared in his actual form and the sage asked the Lord to stay at this place. Thus, Lord self-manifested here with a fruit in one hand and Club (Gadha) in other and Sage to take the shape of a Maddi Tree.
The temple architecture was designed by famous architect Late Ganapathi Sthapati. The idol of Lord Hanuman is sitting on a Maddi tree with fruit in one hand and Gadha on the other hand. The temple flooring is made of black tiles and the outer walls and mandapa of the temple is designed with sculptures of Gods.
Eluru is the largest city of the district with many destinations related to Buddhists and Archeological importance such as Guntupalli Caves near the city. Eluru city hosts 74 feet high Buddha statue in the heart of the city.
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The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 74 km away.
The nearest railway station is at Jangareddy Gudem which is 5 km away
Temple is at 5 km from Jangareddy Bus station.
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