Paritala Anjaneya Temple
The temple has a statue of Hanuman outside of the entrance. This statue is said to be the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world. This statue was installed at this temple in the year 2003. This Hanuman statue stands at a height of 135 feet tall, which is approximately 41 meters in height. Hanuman is the most devout devotee of Lord Ram. This temple is solely dedicated to Hanuman and Lord Ram as well. The Hanuman statue is made out of a white stone and the temple is said to be at the foot of the statue.
The speciality of this temple however, are the shrines and prayers conducted during the festivals of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. Devotees and pilgrims who visit this temple, offer worships and seek blessings of the Lord on these festivals will be provided with special prasad (holy food) as well. This temple is said to wash one off of their sins and clean their heart and soul from bad deeds. The temple fills the devotees with a peaceful and positive vibe.
The best time to visit this temple is definitely from September to February. Although many visit this temple during the summer, it is best advised to avoid the visit during the summer because the scorching heat could transform your visit from a pleasure to a disaster. The average time spent in this visit is anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
The temple is 48 KM from Vijayawada International Airport and 28 KM from Vijayawada Railway Station. Though the nearest railway station is Rayanapadu (21 KM) but it has halt for limited trains hence Vijaywada station is a better choice. From Vijayawada Bus Station the temple is 28 KM. APSRTC buses and private taxis are available from Vijaywada.
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