Namakkal is an ancient city located near Salem city in South India. The small town has the beautiful rock cut temples of Pallava period (8th century AD) dedicated for Ranganath and Narsimha. However, the most famous temple of Namakka is Hanuman temple.
Even though it is claimed that Hanuman temple is as old as the 8th century rock cut temple of Narasimha, it appears to have been built in the later period. Till one or two decades back, the Hanuman temple didn’t have roof. The eighteen feet tall gigantic idol of Hanuman in the temple, which became world famous mainly due to its height, was standing without any roof. It was only during recent time, the roof was constructed for this temple. The Hanuman idol is facing Lord Narasimha. It is said that from the holes behind the shrine of Garuda in Narasimha temple, one can see the Hanuman idol.
Hanuman temple doesn’t have any other shrines or idols. The magnificent image of Hanuman is good enough to attract thousands of devotees.