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Sri Vyasaraja Tirtha (1460-1539) is one of the most prominent saints of Dwaitha philosophy and occupies a very high position in the hierarchy of all the pontiffs. He is one of the ‘Muni Traya’ which includes Sri Madwacharya and Jaya Tirtha. It is believed that he was an ardent devotee of Lord Anjaneya swamy and has installed 732 idols though out India. Unfortunately there is no clear documention of all of these idols and some have either been lost or destroyed and many others exist but not acknowledged.

Tell tale Signs of Vyasaraja Pratishtita Anjaneya:

Although he did not leave a name or mark on the idols, there are some tell tale signs that give us a clue to the uniqueness of the idols he consecrated.

  1. ‘Balada gante’ = bell hangs at the end of his tail
  2. ‘Sougandhika pushpa’ = flower in his left hand
  3. ‘Juttu’ = small tuft of hair tied up (2-3 types have been found)
  4. ‘Abhaya hasta’ = right hand raised above the head
  5. ‘Demon near the feet’ = Aksha kumara (Ravana’s son) samhara
  6. ‘Shanku & Chakra’ = circle and conch on either side of the lord himself
  7. ‘Tail’ = being raised above the head and will make a semi-circle above the head
  8. ‘Surya & Chandra’ = Sun and Moon seen on the top
  9. ‘Kore hallu’ = a small canine tooth is seen on the idol
  10. Eyes = every idol has both eyes even when facing to one side

There may have been many later additions which might have copied the original either as a mark of respect or to boost the standing of the deity / temple socially and therefore it is not possible to differentiate one from the other.

This is only a humble attempt to bring together the information I have gathered from different sources which might be of use to interested people. It is very likley that there are many errors in my conclusions and I ask for forgiveness. Most of the photos (>90%) are taken from Google search and I am not responsible for any copy right issues. Where I have taken the photos it is with the consent of the local priest. If you find any photo objectionable, please let me know.

Click here to learn about the compositions of Sri Vyasaraja Tirtha.

Vyasaraja Pratishtita Anjaneya Temples:

  1. Abbur: Brahmanya Tirtha Moola Brundavana, Abbur, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  2. Achanur: Shri Hanuman Temple, Achanur, Bagalkot District, Karnataka 587207. (Authenticity: +).
  3. Ankasandra: Shri Veraprathapa Hanuman Temple Ankasandra, Ankasandra, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572228. (Authenticity: +/-).
  4. Arasikere: HANUMA Temple Henjagondanahalli, KPS layout, Arsikere, Tumkur District, Karnataka 573103. (Authenticity: +/-).
  5. Bandravi: Hanuman temple, Bandravi, Bellary District, Karnataka 577540. (Authenticity: +).
  6. Bangalore: Anjaneya swamy Temple and Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple, Mysore Bank circle, KG Road (Yalahanka gate), Near Mysore Bank, Bengaluru, 560001, Karnataka, India. (Authenticity: +).
  7. Bangalore: Aralumallige Gate Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Car street, Doddaballapur, Bangalore, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  8. Bangalore: Banaswadi Anjaneya Temple, Temple street, Lakshmamma Layout, Dodda Banaswadi, Bangalore-43, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  9. Bangalore: Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Basaveshwara Swamy Temple, Dyavasandra, Karnataka 560105. (Authenticity: +).
  10. Bangalore: Gali Anjaneya swamy temple, Mysore Road, Byatarayanpura, Banashankari Stage I, Banashankari, Bengaluru, 560026, Karnataka, India. (Authenticity: +).
  11. Bangalore: Karanji Anjaneya temple, East Anjaneya Temple Sreet, Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004. (Authenticity: +/-).
  12. Bangalore: Kare Kallu Anjaneya Swamy Temple, 9, Mysore Rd, Tipu Nagar, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, 560018, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  13. Bangalore: Kodanda Rama Swamy & Sri Tyagaraja Swamy Temple, No. 524, Avenue Road, Nagarthpete, Bangalore, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  14. Bangalore: Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Fort Area, KR Market, Bangalore-2, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  15. Bangalore: Kote Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Fort Area, KR Market, Bangalore-2, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  16. Bangalore: LakshmiNarayana Swamy temple, Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Rd, Medarpet, Kumbarpet, Ganigarpet, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  17. Bangalore: Sanjeevaraya Temple, Mahadevapura, Nelamangala taluk, Bangalore, Karnataka 562123. (Authenticity: +).
  18. Bangalore: Minto Kannaspatre Pranadevaru, Opp Minto Hospital, AV Road, KR Market, Bangalore-2, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  19. Bangalore: Nava Mantralaya Rayara Mutt, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore- 560004, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  20. Bangalore: Oni Anjaneya temple, 11/2, Palace Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  21. Bangalore: Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Grama devatha road, Lalagh, Upparahalli, Mavalli, Bangalore-560004, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  22. Bangalore: Ramanjaneya Seva Trust, No. 143, Cubbonpet main road, Nagarathpete, Bangalore – 560002, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  23. Bangalore: Sanjeevini Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Ramohalli Tank Bund road, Big Banyan Tree Marga Kengeri Hobli, Bangalore-560060, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  24. Bangalore: Sri Veeranjaneya Temple, RR Layout, Jnana Jyothi Nagar, Jnana Bharathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560056. (Authenticity: +).
  25. Bangalore: Sripadaraja Mutt, 58, 5th Main Rd, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, 560018, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  26. Bangalore: Varadanjaneya Swamy Temple, 7th Main Rd, Nagarabavi, RBI East Layout, Phase 7, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, 560078, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  27. Bangalore: Vasantha Vallabharaya temple Opp Anjaneya temple, Konakaunte, 50th Main Rd, Subramanyapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  28. Bangalore: Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, Fort, Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  29. Bangalore: Vyasanjaneya Temple, Arasanahalli, Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  30. Bangalore: Vyasaraja Mutt (Sosale), Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004. (Authenticity: +).
  31. Bannur: Shri Rama Manidira, Bannur, Mandya District, Karnataka 571101. (Authenticity: +).
  32. Beeravara: Anjaneya Temple, Next to NH 75 – Kunigal Road, Beeravara, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  33. Begur: Hanuman Temple, Chikkathoguru Village, Chikkathoguru, Begur hobli, Bangalore, Karnataka 560100. (Authenticity: +).
  34. Beligere: Anjeneya Temple, Beligere, Gubbi Taluk ,Tumkur District., Karnataka 572216, India. (Authenticity: +).
  35. Bichale: Anjaneya Temple, Next to Rayara Brundavana, Bichale, Raichur District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  36. Bilidevalaya: Sri AnjaneyaSwamy Temple, Bilidevalaya, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572130. (Authenticity: +/-).
  37. Bommaghatta: SriHulikunteraya Devasthanam, Bommaghatta, Bellary District, Karnataka 583128. (Authenticity: +).
  38. Brahmanyapura: Brahmanyapura Anjaneya swamy Temple, Unnamed Road, Brahmanipura, Ramanagara District, Karnataka 562160. (Authenticity: +).
  39. Chowlur: Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Chowlur village, Hindupur mandal, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India – 515211. (Authenticity: +).
  40. Chiranahalli: Veeranjaneya swamy temple, Maruti Temple, Chiranahalli, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572213. (Authenticity: +).
  41. Devarahosahalli: Sanjeevaraya temple, SH17, Devarahosahalli, Ramanagara District, Karnataka 562160. (Authenticity: +).
  42. Devarayanadurga: Yoga Narasimha Temple, Anjaneya in a cave on the steps to the top, Devarayanadurga, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572140. (Authenticity: +/-).
  43. Devarayanadurga: Anjaneya temple next to Yoga Narasimha Temple on the top, Devarayanadurga, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572140. (Authenticity: +/-).
  44. Elachi Palya: Hanumantharaya swamy temple, Elachi Palya, Ramanagara District, Chikkamannugudde State Forest, Karnataka 562160. (Authenticity: +).
  45. Garagadaguppe: Garagadakuppe Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Narasapura, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572120, India. (Authenticity: +).
  46. Gunnagere: Mutthuroya Temple, Gunnagare, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572134. (Authenticity: +).
  47. Hancharahalli: Hancharahalli Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Hancharahalli, Karnataka 562129. (Authenticity: +).
  48. Harihara: Holige Hanumappa (Uttaradi Mutt), Next to Harihareshwara temple, Harihar taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka,, India. (Authenticity: +).
  49. Harihara: Pete Anjaneya Swami Temple, NH 4, Harihar, Karnataka 577601, India. (Authenticity: +).
  50. Harihara: Uttaradi Mutt, Next to Harihareshwara temple, Harihar taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka,, India. (Authenticity: +).
  51. Hebbur: Sri Veeranjaneya Temple / Maruthi Mandira, Kote, Hebbur, Karnataka 572120, India. (Authenticity: +).
  52. Holekere: Holekere Anjaneya Temple, Holekere, Near Maddur, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  53. Honnali: Jaya Hanumantha temple, Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, SH 52, Honnali, Karnataka 577217, Davanagere District, Karnataka,, India. (Authenticity: +).
  54. Honnali: Tulasi Toppalu Anjaneya temple, Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, SH 52, Honnali, Karnataka 577217, Davanagere District, Karnataka, India. (Authenticity: +).
  55. Ijjalaghatta: Sri Ranganatha Temple, Ijjalagatta, Mandya District, Karnataka 571432, India. (Authenticity: +/-).
  56. Kaginele: Adikeshava Temple, Kaginelli, Karnataka 581110, India. (Authenticity: +).
  57. Kaginele: Anjnaeya temple at Adikeshava Temple, Kaginelli, Karnataka 581110, India. (Authenticity: +/-).
  58. Kaiwara: Amaranarayana temple, Kaiwara Rd, Kaiwara, Karnataka 563128, India. (Authenticity: +/-).
  59. Kallathgiri Falls: Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple, Kallathgiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577129, India. (Authenticity: +/-).
  60. Kasapuram: Nettikanti Anjaneya swamy Temple, Pattikonda – Guntakal Rd, Mandal, Kasapuram, Andhra Pradesh 515803, India. (Authenticity: +).
  61. Keladi: Anjaneya in Keladi Musuem (not in temple), Keladi, Shimoga District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  62. Kodimuddanahalli: Kambada Narasimha swamy & Anjaneya swamy temple, Kodimuddanahalli, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572118. (Authenticity: +).
  63. Koladevi: Garuda Temple, Koladevi, Mulbagal Taluk, Kolar, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  64. Koramangala: Sri Chennigaraya Swamy Temple, Koramangala, Lakkenahalli Post, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  65. Kunigal: Kotebagilu Veeranajaneya Swamy Temple, santhe beedi, Kunigal, Tumkur District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  66. Kurudi: Anjaneya Temple, National Highway 234, Kurudi, Gauribidanur Taluk, Chikballapur District, Karnataka 561208, India. (Authenticity: +).
  67. Kyathsandra: Kyathsandra Raghavendra Swamigala Matha, Kyathsandra, Kyatasandra, Karnataka 572104, India. (Authenticity: +).
  68. Lepakshi: Veerabhadra Temple, Old, Lepakshi, Ananthapuram District, Andhra Pradesh 515331. (Authenticity: +/-).
  69. Mandli: Anjaneya swamy temple, Mandli, Andhra Pradesh 515124, India. (Authenticity: +).
  70. Manikuppe: Naarasimhanjaneya Temple, Tumkur Road, Hebbur, Manikuppe, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572120. (Authenticity: +).
  71. Melukote: Anjaneya on the steps to Yoga Narasimha temple, Melukote, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  72. Melukote: Ugranada Anjaneya insdie Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple, Melukote, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  73. Melukote: Hanuman temple, near Akka tangi kola, Melukote, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  74. Moorandahalli: Shree Mukhyaprana Temple, Moorandahalli, Kolar District, Karnataka – 563102. (Authenticity +).
  75. M R Koppalu: Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy temple, Unnamed Road, M R koppalu, Balaghatta, Karnataka 571431. (Authenticity: +/-).
  76. Mulbagal: Adhi Hanuman Temple, Srinivaspura – Mulbagal Rd, Shameer Mohalla, Vittalapura, Karnataka 563131. (Authenticity: +/-).
  77. Mulbagal: Sripadaraja Mutt – Narasimha Teertha, Mulbagal-Tirupathi National Highway, Mulbagal, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  78. Pandharpur: Vittal Rukmini Mandir, Pandharpur, Maharashtra. (Authenticity: +/-).
  79. Penukonda: Vooru Vakili Anjaneya swamy temple, Court Rd, Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh 515110, India. (Authenticity: +).
  80. Penukonda: SRS Manthralaya Rayara Mutt, Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh 515110, India. (Authenticity: +).
  81. Penukonda: Sri Anjaneya Swami Temple, Andhra Pradesh 515164, India. Near Dodapalli reservoir, on NH44. 2.3 km from Gutturu. (Authenticity: +).
  82. Penukonda: Hanuman Temple, NH 44, Andhra Pradesh 515123, India. Next to Kumbakarna statue. (Authenticity: +).
  83. Penukonda: Hanuman Temple, Main Road (before turning for Madwa mutt). Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh 515110, India. (Authenticity: +).
  84. Rangepalle: Anjaneya Temple, Rangepalle, Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. (Authenticity: +).
  85. Rayapura: Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Rayapura ,Sirivara, Sirivara, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572120. (Authenticity: +).
  86. Sagar: Kerekodi Anjaneya Swamy Temple, near Tank bund road, Sagar, Shimoga District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  87. Santhebidanur: Anjaneya Temple, Santhebidanur, Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. (Authenticity: +).
  88. Shamanur: Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Shamanur, Davanagere, Karnataka 577004, India. (Authenticity: +).
  89. Shikaripura: (Branthesha) Huchuraya Anjaneya swamy temple, Shishuvihara Rd, Shikaripura, Shikaripur, Karnataka 577427. (Authenticity: +).
  90. Shimoga: Kote Anjaneya swamy temple, SPM Rd, Lashkar Mohalla, KR Puram, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577202. (Authenticity: +).
  91. Sirivara: Anjaneya swamy temple, Sirivara, Tumkur District, Karnataka 572118, India. (Authenticity: +/-).
  92. Sonda (Swadi): Vaadiraja Mutt (near Pushkarani), Sonda, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  93. Srirangapatna: Anjaneya inside Sri Rangantha Swamy temple, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  94. Srirangapatna: Cauvery Srinivasa temple, Cauvery Snana ghatta, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  95. Srirangapatna: Hole Anjaneya, Dodda Ghosai ghat, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  96. Tambihalli: Madhavatirtha Mutt, Thambihalli, Kolar District, Karnataka 563126. (Authenticity: +).
  97. Tavarekere: Kote Varadanjaneya swamy temple, Tavarekere, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  98. Tulasigere: Shri Hanuman Temple Tulasigeri, State Highway 20, Tulasigere, Karnataka 587204. (Authenticity: +).
  99. Tuljapur: Ambabhavani temple, Tuljapur, Maharashtra. (Authenticity: +/-).
  100. Tumkur: Chidali Anjaneya swamy temple, Ring road, Baddihalli, Tumkur, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  101. Tumkur: Kote Anjaneya swamy temple, SH 33, Chickpet, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572101. (Authenticity: +).
  102. Tumkur: Puttanjaneya Temple, Vidyanagar, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572103. (Authenticity: +).
  103. Tumkur: Rayara Dodda Matta, Achar beedi, Chikpete, Tumkur, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  104. Tumkur: Shettihalli Anjaneya temple, Shettihalli, Tumkur District, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +/-).
  105. Tumkur: Sri Bayalu Anjaneya Swamy Temple, 1st Main, Hanumanthapura, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572103, India. (Authenticity: +).
  106. Tumkur: Vyasaraja Mutt, Opposite Ayyappa Temple, Chickpet, Tumkur, Karnataka 572101. (Authenticity: +).
  107. Udupi: Krishna Mutt, Udupi, Karnataka. (Authenticity: +).
  108. Yeragol: Sri Jayatheertha Guha Uttaradimath, Yergol, Karnataka 585218, India. (Authenticity: +).