Aragonda (Ardhakonda) Anjaneya Swami Temple - Ardhakonda - Ardhagiri - Chitoor - Andhra Pradesh - India
Sri Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple
The main mountain is about 300feet high. A small temple was in existence in this kshetram for quite a long time, said to be from 300 years back. Today the temple had seen improvements. Even now the temple is quite small and maintains the sanctity. Though the main attraction here is the Puskaarini and Sri Veera Anjaneya, there is a small temple for the Vinayaka just before reaching the Hanuman temple. Recently a temple for Ayyappan had also been built on the hillock just opposite to the Hanuman temple.
Sri Veera Anjaneya Swamy
In the main sanctum sanctorum the kaupinam wearing Sri Veera Anjaneya Swamy is facing north. The nearly three feet idol is covered with copper plate. The embossment of the main deity is clearly seen. His right hand is showing Abhya mudra, in the left hand He is seen holding the sowganthika flower. His tail is seen raised above the head and there is a small bell typical of Hanuman idols of Andhra about 300-400 years old. He is seen wearing beautiful kundalam (ear ring), an ornamental mala adorns His neck. His eyes are seen glowing.
The picturesque sight of the place is mesmerising, with the medicinal mountain making the backdrop of the scene. There are atleast two or three mountains which forms the group of Sanjeevi medicinal mountain. The shortest of these is considered as main Aragonda. On the top of the mountain there is a tank which is known as Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini. It is said that the tank is always full and never dries up.
It is believed that the water from this Puskarini has lot of medicinal value as of herbs of Sanjeevi mountain, and cures even deceases like TB etc. The water from this Puskarini was not spoiled even after four months in our case.
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