Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sri Anjaneyar Alayam, Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan)

This famous temple had started off in the year 1954 as a shrine for a local warrior. The shrine was constructed by members of the Malaysian army. At the same time, Hindu army personnel decided to construct a statue for Lord Anjaneyar at that shrine. At that point of time, the shrine was located by the side of a mountain, and was surrounded by dense jungle. Due to remoteness of the area, there was no supply of water and electricity. Devotees who had come to pray at the shrine would return before sunset, as it was dangerous to travel through the jungle at night.

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.
Address: Batu 5, Jln Pantai, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Tel: 0122541675 (Temple Treasurer), 0123575616 (Temple Chairman)

28 comments:

Puravin said...

Excellent info...good job...i had just posted about this temple yesterday but did not have much info on the historical background....where did you get the info? Good research pa.All the best... :)

Puravin said...

Do drop by at my blog too when u r free...gd luck :)

http://malaysiantemples.blogspot.com/

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Vanakkam Puravin,
I got the information from the temple priest, Venkatesan Gurukal. He was very helpful and informative. Thanks.

Puravin said...

Venkatesh? He is the one we met many years ago....good to know he is still there...just had a casual chat back then as we came across the temple.Was in 2002 or 2003 i think. Didnt follow up though. Only recently i got the idea of documenting all the temples i come across.Anyway,good research u r doing... :)
Proud to say tht im a fan of ur work:)

Michelle said...

Hi,

Very good research! I'm planning to visit KL / port dickson next this coming week. Can you suggest any powerful temple that is very accurate and strong to pray to for fortune luck? I have been pretty down on my luck. Needing a place to reverse my luck. Thanks.

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Hi Michelle,
Perhaps you should start by praying at the Court Hill Ganesar temple at Pudu. Offer some milk, flowers and fruits and tell Lord Ganesar your problem. Also break a coconut at the temple to remove your obstacles. Also prayers should be done on a long term basis for a permanent solution.

Michelle said...

Thanks Kumaresh! I will seek your advice. Pray that god will answer my problems. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I just read this page yesterday...well it seems extra ordinary..don't you think someone would have moved the statue and created a huge story...is there any sort of prove stating the statue moved itself and was not done by someone...

Samy

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Dear Samy,
It's anyone guess whay actually happened in the temple. But the fact of the matter is that a journalist had photographic evidence that the structure of Lord Hanuman remained intact, and that his face had turned.

Anonymous said...

Well is the photographer a genuine person and is he a hindu guy.Well the reason I am asking such questions is because I came across many rumours and myths in India and around the world where people were caught creating stories to increase popularity of the temple.

Samy

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

From the interview I had with the temple priest, he mentioned that the photographer was a foreigner who was on holiday with his family. And I do agree that there are many stories created to attract devotees to the temple. But you cannot discount the presence of divinity in a temple.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you on that.I am not ignoring or disbelieving the divine power of the temple.To be honest with you,I am the photographer you are talking about.I didn't come there with my family.I came there with my friends from New Zealand.I spoke to the temple priest about it but never mentioned anything about the statue being moved.He was the one who told me it happened the previous night.He had a dream and the following morning the statue was facing a different direction.He asked me for a photograph and I gave it to him.I am now back in Dubai for business and that's the reason I posted a message on this blog.
So please inform the temple priest not to spread any wrong information.

Samy

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Dear Samy,
The source of information is from the temple priest. If you wish any alteration to the story, please contact the priest, 0123515359 (Venkatesan Gurukal), 0123575616 (Temple Chairman. Thanks.

Shiv said...

Greetings.Aprreciate the info.
Does anyone know of any temples where the gurukkal can check for charms n remove it?

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Dear Shiv,
I would not want to recommend any priest that removes charms or black magic. I do however recommend reciting Skanda Shasthi kavacam or Hanuman chalisa daily. Also you should visit the temple of your ishta deivam weekly, and perform prayers. That might alleviate the problem.

Rashan said...

where can i see the pictures of Hanuman statue before it turns?

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Please communicate with the priest of the temple.

Anonymous said...

hi guys....
i heard tat there is a secret tunnel in this temple tat connects the a famosa building... is it true..

Tina said...

hello bro's...am very glad to hear about this very powerful temple...
il be very glad to know more on other mystical temple in malaysia as well..thanks and god bless!!

Kumaresh Batumalai said...

Thanks Tina, please inform me of any spiritually uplifting temple in Malaysia.

Dev Nila said...

How do I get to this temple? Is there any signboards showing me way to the temple? Is it near any land mark?

Lalitha said...

Mr.Kumaresh,

I totally agree with u that this temple is immensely blessed. One can feel Lord Anjenayar divine presence. Those who have faith in him will soon find themselves communicating with the Lord himself.
I wish all practicing Hindus good luck with their journey towards Gods kingdom. God Bless!
Lalitha, Bdr Sri Damansara, KL

PKRAJENPILLAI said...

DEAR MR DEV NILA
THE TEMPLE IS VERY CLOSE TO BAYU BEACH RESORT HOTEL AT PD. MAY LORD ANJANEYA GUIDE YOU TO HIS ABODE.

SRI RAMA JAYAM

PK RAJEN PILLAI
BANDAR SRI DAMANSARA
KL

Anonymous said...

Hey..im planning to go to this tempke this weekend.but the thing is I don't know the way.can some 1 pls help me....thankz...exactly which party of jln pantai?? So that I can save it in my gps..

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Anonymous said...

finally it was a blessing from lord hanuman to visit this PD temple..temple was small yet the divine blessing was supreme.only can be felt those hav been there..JAI SRI RAM...Tilaka S

Rama said...

Hi, Kumaresh.

Nice write up. Keep it up. Good luck 2u. Jai Ram.

Anonymous said...

super...awesome...