Chennai: Much-known for the presence of Panchamukha Anjaneyar idol, the famous temple at Panchavatee will now attract more devotees as a seven-and-half feet tall Venkateswara statue donated by Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) was installed today.
A press release said, the statue was installed by Shri Vaikanasa Pradhista Thilagam Papakudi Sriman Venkatesa Bhattachariar that would be followed by a maha samprokshanam 23 June.
Speaking at a press conference, Panchamukha Sri Jayamaruthi Seva Trust president, M Kothandaraman, said, “Panchavatee Kshetram is famous for its gigantic 36 feet Viswaroopa Jayamangala Panchamukha Anjaaneyaswamy idol, the tallest in Asia, alongside separate sanctum sanctorum for Valamburi Ganapathy and Pattabisheka Ramachandra. Now, with Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam donating the Venkatachalapathi idol to the temple, this place will be known as a Madhya Tirupati.”
The other dignitaries present at the press conference included trust secretaries – S Narasimhan, Palaniyappan, trustee Selvam, and purohit ‘Pravachana Thilagam’ Damal S Ramakrishnan.