Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple is situated in Sannidhi Street Tirumala Hills, Tirupati. Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswamy Temple is located exactly opposite Sri Venkateswara Temple, The Temple faces the Maha Dwaram of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple. It may also be noted that every time Neivedyam is offered to Sri Venkateswara Swamy and Sri Aadhi Varahaswamy the same Neivedyam is offered in this Hanuman.
As per Vaishnavite customs, either Anjaneya or Garuda is positioned facing the main temple. While Anjaneya is devoted to Sri Rama, Garuda is dedicated to Sri Maha Vishnu. Hence, in Tirumala, Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswamy is situated opposite the main temple.
It is believed that the temple was constructed during the reign of Mahant and was built according to the Vaishnavite traditions. Every Sunday, a special cleansing ritual called Abhishekam is performed for this deity. Additionally, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi each year, a unique Abhishekam is carried out.
Sri Anjenaya is a devotee of Sri Rama, just as Garuda is of Sri Maha Vishnu.
Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple Timings: 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Fascinating Story Behind Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple:
Legend has it that a young Hanuman once desired to venture beyond the Tirumala hills in pursuit of a camel. To prevent him from leaving, his mother, Anjana Devi, secured his hands with ‘bedi’ (cuffs) and instructed him to remain at the spot until her return. Honoring her command, Lord Hanuman stands by the Mahadwaaram to this day. However, Anjana Devi chose to stay near Akasa Ganga and never returned to that place.
Observing His dear disciple standing alone in front of His Temple, Sri Venkateswara directed the Temple priests to provide regular meals to Bala Hanuman every day and ensure His well-being until His mother’s return.
How to reach Bedi Anjaneyaswamy Temple:
Any pilgrim who comes to Tirumala should make sure to visit this temple and receive blessings. Receiving blessings from Bedi Anjaneya Swamy is considered the highlight of the entire trip. The Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple is conveniently located within walking distance from the main entrance of Sri Venkateswara Temple. It’s situated right next to Akhilandam, where devotees light camphor and ghee lamps.