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Story of Kakabhusundi – a devotee of Bhagavan Sri Ram

Story of Kakabhusundi is found in Tulsidas’s Ramacharitamanas. He is believed to have had darshan of Lord Shiva and this makes him a divine character. As per Ramarcharitamanas, the home of Kakabhusundi was in the Himalayas. When Lord Ram was born on earth, he came to Ayodhya to witness the child form of Bhagavan Ram. Child form of Rama was his desired deity.

Kakabhusundi took several births before finally he got human form. He roamed in the hermitages of various Rishis seeking knowledge. Once he reached the ashrama of Lomasa Rishi who taught him the principles of nirguna Brahman (God without form and attributes).

But Kakabhusundi was adamant that he be taught about Saguna Brahman (God with form and attributes).

Lomasa Rishi tried to convince Kakabhusundi about the greatness of nirguna worship but he was not ready to accept the teachings. The Rishi got angry and cursed him to be born as a crow.

Lomasa Rishi regretted cursing his student and taught him the principles of Saguna Brahman…

Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple – Hanuman Temple at Nanganallur in Chennai

Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy at Nanganallur in Chennai is popularly known Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple. This famous Hanuman Temple is around 10 km from city center and around 5 km from Chennai International Airport. The temple houses a huge 32 feet Hanman murti.

The temple complex has a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Ram Parivar – Sri Ram, Lakshman, Mata Sita and Hanuman.
Other subsidiary shrines here are the ones dedicated to Nagas, Ganesha, Lord Krishna and Rukmini. It is very rare to find a Krishna shrine in a Hanuman kovil.
The popular belief is that those who offer prayers here will be blessed with good health.