Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple:
Sri Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located in Aragonda(v), Thavanampalle(M), Chittoor(Dt), which is very famous for curing skin diseases with the holy water of Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini. This Ardhagiri Temple was built a long time ago and the Idol of Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy was installed. The unique specialty of this idol is that the face of Sri Veeranjaneyaswamy is looking northward.
The Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is very ancient and has now become one of the most important and popular pilgrim centres in the Chittoor district of Tirumala, Kalahasti and Kanipakam. Approximately 1000 to 1500 devotees visit the Ardhagiri Temple every day and it will increase to about 15,000 to 20,000 devotees in the days of Pournami (full moon day).
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple History:
The name Ardhagiri came from an incident related to Treta Yuga, when Lord Hanuman was transporting Dronagiri Mountain (a mountain consisting of herbs for life) during the night, Bharat brother of Lord Ram thought that some mountain was going to hurt; he instantly shot an arrow at Hanuman.Due to its influence, half of the mountain fell to this location, and hence the name of Ardhagiri. It means Half Mountain (Ardhra = half, giri = mountain) in the local language. From then on, people began worshipping Hanuman in the name of Veera Anjaneya Swamy.
Many people, until now, have come from all over the world to catch the medicated water in the reservoir, in addition to the Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple. Mountain clay has many healing properties and has the ability to heal many forms of skin problems. The water in the pond comes from various parts of the mountain, affecting several roots of medicinal plants.
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Timings:
Ardhagiri Temple Timings are 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Accommodation:
Accommodation available near Ardhagiri Hanuman Temple Non A/C Rooms starts at Rs.200.
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Address:
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Ghat Rd, Aragonda, Thavanampalle, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 517129.
kanipakam to ardhagiri distance:
28 min (13.6 km) via Chittoor Aragonda Rd
chittoor to ardhagiri distance:
1 h 51 min (72.8 km) via Punganur – Tirupathi Rd and NH40
tirupati to ardhagiri distance:
2 h 3 min (76.9 km) via Kanipakam – Tirupati Rd
Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Images/ Ardhagiri Temple Images:
Temples in Chittoor District:
- Tiruchanur Padmavathi Temple
- Ardhagiri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
- Boyakonda Gangamma Temple
- Chandragiri Kodandarama Temple
- Gangamma Temple Tirupati
- Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati
- Iskcon Temple Tirupati
- Kapila Theertham
- Kanipakam Temple
- Kodandarama Temple Tirupati
- Konetirayala Temple Keelapatla
- Kalyana Venkateswara Temple Srinivasamangapuram
- Pallikondeswara Temple Surutapalli
- Prasanna Venkateswara Temple Appalayagunta
- Parasurameswara Temple Gudimallam
- Srikalahasti Temple
- Vakula Devi
- Vaikuntanatha Temple Therani
- Varahaswamy Temple Tirumala
- Venkateswara Temple Tirumala
- Vedanarayana Temple Nagalapuram