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Viswaroopa Anjaneya Swami Temple, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

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Nerul - Navi Mumbai

A trustee of the South Indian Education Society had stated, major universities and academic institutions in the country have drawn inspirations from life like huge idols in their campuses. A well thought proposal to consecrate Lord Hanuman at academic complex, Nerul was conceived, since it was felt there can be no other who can be as inspiring to youth of today as Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman is considered as one of the most enchanting figures of our puranas. Be He called Anjaneya, Hanuman or Bajrang Bali. Millions all over the world seek HIM for solace in times of trouble, courage to face the world and determination to achieve the impossible.

Tallest monolithic granite idol of Hanuman in the country

Viswaroopa Anjaneya Swami, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

The thirty-three feet idol, "Vishwaroopa Anjaneya Swamy", in a standing posture, which is made out of a single granite stone specially selected for the purpose, under the guidance of the Kanchi Seers by "Silpa Kalamani" M.Muthiah Sthapathi from Chennai, a renowned sculptor who specialises in carving of granite stone idols according to shilpa shastras. It took one year to complete and it weighs fifty five tons.

The Hanuman idol

The Hanuman idol was made near Chennai and was transported by road. The idol stands on a lotus pedestal, with hands folded in prayer, eyes are seen in meditation. He wears kundalam in ears, keuryaha (armlet), three kankanas (bangles), thandai in His lotus feet. His lankulam is seen resting on the ground giving a picture of a perfect pious person thou highly talented in all qualities. Who else could be an exemplary for the youth of today who are studying in this complex.

Dharshan of this magnanimous work of the sculpture, Lord Anjaneya in a pious pose standing tall in the back drop of the mountains and green lashes is sure to give us self confidence and piousness.

Recent additions

Recently Sannadhi for Lord Rama had also been built in the complex. A tall towering mandap as shelter to Lord Anjaneya had also been built.

Maha Athirudram and Chandi yagnam was performed from 26th January 2000 and the thirty-three feet idol of 'Lord Hanuman', the tallest in the country was consecrated by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jagath Guru Sri Jayendra Saraswati Sankaracharya Swamigal, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jagath Guru Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal on Feruary 9, 2000 at the Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Vidyapuram, Nerul.

Maharudra Mahayagnam and Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated from 25th to 28th of December 2000 at the academic complex.

Rajatha Kavacha Dharanam (Silver Kavacham adornment) for this Bhakta Anjaneya was performed in the benign presence of His Holiness Jgadguru Sankaracharya of Kanch Kamakoti Peetam Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal on 28th of December 2000.



Visit this digambara temple and have dharshan of this Viswaroopa Anjaneya Swami take home the feeling of humbleness.


Ed: earlier than July 2001
update Sep 2019



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