Idugamapalayam is located about 15 kms north east from Mettupalayam. The word “Palayam” came to existence due to the army camps run by Palayakars. It is located in the Unjavananadu due to the unjanava tree abundance. The temple for Jayamangala Anjeneyar was refurbished in the 13th century by Krishnadeva Rayar under then guidance of Viyasa Rayar (a holy devotee of Lord Hanuman) and supervised by Veerabadrar living from a fort (Danayakankottai) in the region. The sculpture of Lord Hanuman was made out of a single piece of rock (monolithic). This sculpture stands on a 8 feet rock with the lord in the size of 6ft in height and 5ft in width. On the right side of Lord Anjaneyar lies statues of Lord Vinayaka and Nandhi both were also carved out of a “Suyambu”. To the pivot side of Lord Vinayaga,carvings of Kamadhenu shedding milk to Lingam can be found. The statue is unique in its appearance that there is a bell on the tail of the Lord to signify that he is always willing to fulfil the wishes of the devotees.
This temple was also ransacked by the Muslim rulers prior to Krishnadeva Rayar and was one of the many temples that Krishnadeva Rayar undertook for renovation. The specialty about this temple is that it is believed the Lord Rama requested hanuman to fetch a linga to worship and due to the delay, Rama himself carved out a linga to worship, which later on hanuman’s arrival, hanuman tried to uproot and plant the linga he had brought, as he failed, he planted the second linga next to the one Rama had carved out. It is also believed that Rama’s sons Lava and Kusha were born and bred here and it further evidenced by the statues of Valmiki, Goddess Sita, Lava and Kusha at Kaanappan temple nearby. It is also believed that the temple was in existence from 4404 kaliyuga. This is believed to be encrypted on stone.
- First Saturday of every Tamil month
- Ram Navami
- Hanuman Jayanthi
- Pournami-Kutthu Vilakku Valipadu
- Adhikalai Poojai – 07:00 AM
- Ucchikala Poojai – 12:00 Noon
- Rakkala Poojai – 07:00 PM
Saturdays – 06:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Weekdays – 06:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Thalaivar, Thiruppanikulu,Sri Anumandarayaswamy Thirukoil,Idugampalayam,Thimmanur (PO), Sirumugai – 641 302.
Temple Office Phone : + 91-4254-54994. Mobile : (0)98422 – 12366.
How to Get There:
By Bus: 10D.