Panchavati Anjaneya Temple
This famous Anjaneya temple is situated 12 km away from Pondicherry. This temple beams with the pride as it has the world’s second largest Anjaneya effigy in the world.
This temple is mostly crowded during Saturdays; some of the important festivals celebrated here are Krishna Jayanthi, and Vaikunta Ekadasi.
Devotees offer Beetle garland, butter and clothes to Anjaneya. They also prepare vada garland for the Lord later they distribute it to the poor people.
The temple is kept open from 7 am to 11 am then from 5 pm to 8 pm.
People suffering from incurable diseases and ceaseless struggles are advised to visit this temple for six consecutive Saturdays and chant the mantra of Jai Ram 108 times; they are also given a spiritual armlet.
This stunning temple sprawls across 12 acre land on Pondicherry- Tindivanam road.
Irumbi Shiva Temple is located a few kilometres away from Panchavati temple and so you can visit it on your way back.
Bus : Busses from all major cities will connect you to Pondicherry. There are local busses from Pondicherry bus stand to this temple.
Train : There are trains from Chennai to Pondicherry.
Airport : Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Pondicherry.