Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: Hundreds of people from different parts of the district, thronged the famous Sthanumalayan temple at Suchindrum on the occasion of Anjaneyar Jayanthi celebrated on Wednesday.

According to sources, 16 varieties of abishekams were performed to the deity. Annadhanam had been organised in which more than 5,000 devotees were given food.

The temple here was noted for its exquisite workmanship in stone. Considered to be a treasure house of sculptures, the musical pillars were impressive for the historic significance and some of the sculptures found in the temple were a rarity. Carved exquisitely out of a single block of granite, the imposing figure of the deity Anjaneya, which was 18 feet tall was hailed to be a product of marvellous sculptural skills. One lakh ‘laddu’ was prepared to be offered as ‘prasadham’ to the devotees. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operated special buses from various destinations to Suchindrum for the benefit of devotees, said the general manager of TNSTC, Ravi Varma.

The police had also made elaborate security arrangements.