Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam

Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam

Other Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Veera Anjaneyar, facing east



Other Deities

Sarva Sidhdhi Vinayakar, Kothanda Ramar with Seetha and Lakshmana, Maha Vishnu, Shiva, Saptha Maadhar

Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam is a beautiful east facing hill temple that can be reached by foot and vehicle. The hill is called Gajagiri. At the base of the steps is the shrine of Sarva Sidhdhi Vinayaka. Follwoing this are large recently built statues of Garuda and Anjaneya at the entrance arch. The entrance arch features Rama with Lakshmana and Seetha, Garuda and Anjanjeya on top. On the way up by road are the Sapthamaadhar, shrines for Shiva and Vishnu one after the other. On top is Kothandaramar facing west and with Veera Anjaneyar facing him towards east. There is a large lamp construction for burning the Karthikai Deepam on top of the hill. The Veera Anjaneyar idol is an ancient rock carved piece with Anjaneya ready to fly north with a bell tied on his tail, the bell being a unique feature of the iconography of Saint Vyasatirtha. Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam also has a connection with the Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple (108 Divya desam) in Thiruvidanthai and some articles are said to be carried from here annually. Early mornings and evenings can be spent here peacefully enjoying the views, breeze and tranquilty.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam is more than 600 years from the information that Saint Vyasatirtha (1460–1539 CE) installed the main deity. He was a saint scholar and poet in the Vijayanagar Empire. his scholarly works included Nyayamruta, Tatparya Chandrika and Tarka Tandava, collectively called Vyasa Traya. His songs included the classical Carnatic song ‘Krishna Ni Begane Baaro’.


It is believed that Saint Vyasatirtha established 108 temples for Lord Anjaneya, this is said to be one and as a mark of this Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam hill has 108 steps to reach the sanctum Sanctorum on top. This hill is believed to be a place where Anjaneya rested to do his evening prayers on his quest to bring back the Sanjeevi Hill to cure Lakshmana and other fallen warriors during the war with Raavana in Sri Lanka.


Veera Anjaneyar Pudupakkam is about 4 kilometers west of Kelambakkam on the Vandalur Road. The hill is visible from a short distance and a good road goes right up to the top. There are covered steps to climb up too.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food is Kelambakkam.

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