The 7-ft idol of Lord Anjaneya at the famous Anjaneyar Ashram in Salem now has a golden vimana. The first of its kind for the god, the Swarna Vimana was consecrated recently.

The ashram was established in 1976 in Vijayaraghavan Nagar in Jagir Ammapalayam village (now in the heart of Salem) by S. Vijayaraghavan and Vanavaasi Srinivasan along with some devotees. The area once wore a deserted look, was transformed into an idyllic setting thanks to the efforts of R. Nagarajan, a social worker and spiritual speaker.

The beautiful ashram also has sannidhis for Sri Rama, Sakkarathazhwar, the 13 Azhwars, and Sri Ramanuja and Desikan. The ashram draws many devotees on Saturdays from far and wide.

Nagarajan has written a book on the miracles of this lord titled ‘Vindhaigal Purivaai’, which will be released soon. The temple is located close to the Sona College of Technology .For details, contact: 098945-23355.