Express press service
TIRUMALA: A state-of-the-art temple complex will emerge on the hill of Anjanadri, the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. Bhoomi Puja for Hanuman Temple Complex will be performed on February 16 to mark the auspicious Magha Purnima. Anjanadri, one of the seven hills, is located near Akasha Ganga. A book about the birth of Lord Hanuman and his birthplace will also be released on this occasion.
The temple complex, which is a blend of tradition and technology, will have a 30-foot tall idol of Lord Hanuman and a Gali Gopuram at the entrance. Two escalators will be installed at the entrance and exit of the temple complex for the convenience of devotees. A laser light and sound show showcasing Anjanadri’s ‘Sthala Puranam’ and rich flora will also be part of the project. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has already declared Anjanadri on Tirumala the birthplace of Lord Hanuman with epigraphic, geographical and scientific evidence.
It was decided to develop Anjanadri as an important center of pilgrimage. TTD Managing Director KS Jawahar Reddy said the design of the temple complex was entrusted to renowned architect Ananda Sai. According to the preliminary plan, the temples of Anjana Devi, mother of Lord Hanuman, and Bala Anjaneya Swamy, Mukha Mandapam and Gopurams at Gogarbham Dam will be built through donations. The TTD plans to build the temple complex quickly.
Visakha Sarada Peetham Pontiff Sri Swaroopananda Saraswati, Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Treasurer Swami Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj, Chitrakoot Seer Sri Rambhadracharya, Sri Koteswara Sarma and others will attend Bhoomi Puja. The entire event will be broadcast live on Sri Venkateswara Bhakti channel from 9:30 a.m., TTD EO said.
On other spiritual projects, the EO said Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Gardens will have a state-of-the-art Dhyana Mandir on 1.5 acres as decided by the TTD Board. It will be an open structure and there will also be a garden modeled after Brindavan, he added.