Music Producing Hanuman Sapthaswara Anjaneya

Many Hindu Temples have Stone Pillars that produce sound, the Seven Notes, Sa, Ri,Ga, Ma, Pha,Dha, and Ni.


For example we have this pillar in Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple,Suseendram Sthanumalaya temple.


What makes the Vanmutti Sinivasa Temple near Mayiladuthurai is that the Idol of Hanuman produces these sounds.

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Hanuman Kozhikothi

To my knowledge this is the only Temple Idol that produces these sounds.

There is a separate shrine for Lord Anjaneya [Hanuman] in the temple. Normally a devotee will find the shrine closed on three sides and the facing side only open. But in this kshetra one can see the back portion of the Lord also. Lord Hanuman’s tail is seen raised till His head and there is a small bell in end of the tail.

The Lord is seen standing is a ‘ullasa bhava’ with His left leg slightly folded in a easy way and His right leg is seen secured to the ground. Thandai adorns the lotus feet of the Lord. Wearing a katcham, over which a uthriyam is tightly fastened over which there is a weast ornament. The two palms are held together in a ‘pranam’ posture. His adorns ‘kankanam’ in wrists, ‘keyuram’ in the upper arm, and bhujavalaya on shoulders. Lord is seen wearing ‘yagyopaveetham’ and His neck is adorned with five different types of mala. He is seen wearing ‘kundala’ in His ears which is crowned with ‘karna puspha’ and His kesa is neatly tied with a ornamental ‘kesa bandha’. Lords ‘pingaksha’ is bright large and glowing bestowing benovalance to the devotee.

Sapthaswara Sri Anjaneya

The Lord Sri Anjaneya of this kshetra is known as ‘Sapthaswara Sri Anjaneya’. While it is known in archeology that many temples in Bharath have pillers which can produce musical tones. In all these cases there will be different pillers to produce each note. But as a peculiar case this Lord Anjaneya produces all the seven notes of ‘sa ri ga ma pa tha ni ‘when tapped at different places of the deity. This is a unique feature of this deity and probably only one in Bharat.”

Lord Srinivasa.

But there is another deity of Sri Vishnu in Athi wood in a place called Kozikuthi near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu. This deity is known by the name Sri Srinivasa Perumal. In Tamil He is known as Sri Vanamutti Perumal. This presiding deity gives dharshan to the devotees all through the year. He is the only deity in the world who is carved out of a single Athi tree and is twenty feet tall.

Taking bath in the temple Teertha cures skin diseases

How to Reach Kozhikuthi.

Airport.Tiruchi,Tamil Nadu.

Railway Station.Mayiladuturai J Rail Way Station , Nidur Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Kozhikuthi. How ever Thanjavar Rail Way Station is major railway station 74 KM near to Kozhikuthi

Bus Station.Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam.Buses are available.


2 thoughts on “Music Producing Hanuman Sapthaswara Anjaneya

  1. Namaskaram. I had an opportunity to visit this temple,after read an article in “Kumudam Jothidam”by Sri A.M.Rajaghopalan. This perumal’s another name is “Vaanamutti Perumal”


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