The distinctive feature in this temple is that the statue of Lord Anjaneyar had turned his direction, facing the Straits of Malacca. Lord Anjaneyar’s statue is believed to be looking in the direction of Sri Lanka. The reason Lord Anjaneyar had turned his head was due to the slaughter that was occurring in the shrine. Meat offerings together with intoxicating liquors were being served to other deities in the shrine, and this offended Lord Anjaneyar. This took place in the year 1996, and was recorded by a foreign photographer. The photographer had earlier taken photos of the shrine, and went again to the shrine to take additional photos. He was stunned at the change of Lord Anjaneyar’s head and immediately informed the local dailies. The practice of slaughtering poultry, serving alcohol, séances at the shrine was stopped, and the presence of Lord Anjaneyar has grown stronger.
The presence of Lord Anjaneyar is very much a vocal point in this powerful temple. Several devotees have seen an apparition of Lord Hanuman meditating in this temple. He was attired in a white veshti, had long hair and a muscular body. Once, a devotee from Port Dickson had come to pray at the temple during Hanuman Jayanthi. He suddenly became ecstatic to witness Lord Anjaneyar flying above the temple. Lord Hanuman was soaring in circles above the temple and was armed with a mace. This indicates that the presence of Lord Hanuman is ever in attendance in this place of worship.
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