Gandi Anjaneya Temple :
The Temple of Sri Veeranjaneya or Gandi Kshetram is a Hindu temple located in Gandi, India’s Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. Lord Anjaneya(Hanuman), who is referred to in this temple as Veeranjaneya, is devoted to the temple.
Gandi Anjaneya Swamy Temple History:
The history of Kshetram dates back to Treta Yuga, the time of the Ramayana. According to the legend, while resting at this spot, Lord Rama himself drew the image of Lord Hanuman on the rock with his arrow, and received the hospitality of Lord Vayuu (God of Air and Father of Lord Hanuman).
With the exception of the little finger of Lord Hanuman’s left hand, Lord Sri Rama completed Lord Hanuman’s painting. This drawing was later sculpted into an idol by Vyasaraja, when Vyasaraja was attempting to sculpt even the little finger of the left hand of Lord Hanuman, it is said that the idol’s finger was cut off by itself and began to bleed. Which demonstrates the purpose of Lord Hanuman to preserve the idol as drawn by Lord Sri Rama.
Legends also state that Lord Vayu adorned this place with a festoon of golden flowers to welcome Lord Sri Rama on his way back north to Ayodhya after listening to the news of Lord Sri Rama’s victory over the demon Lord Ravana. People assume that those who are close to death are able to see this festoon of golden flowers.
This temple is known as the Temple of Abhayahasta Anjaneya and is situated on the banks of the Papaghni River. Gandi implies a narrow passage in the Telugu language for the water to flow out. This place seems to be a small passage between the hills of the Eastern Ghats for the river to flood. This place is situated in the district of Kadapa, 34 km away from the town of Pulivendula.
Gandi Anjaneya Swamy Temple Timings :
Morning: 7 am – 1 pm
Afternoon: 3 pm – 7 pm
Kadapa to Gandi Temple Distance : 1 hr 8 min (54.5 km) via Kadapa – Pulivendula Rd
Gandi Temple Address: Gandi, Andhra Pradesh, 516216.
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