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Hanuman Temple in Palakkad Fort

Today fort is visited by thousands of local every day for a different reason.Sri Kote Hanuman temple is situated in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya. The temple is situated on the Eastern entrance of the Palakkad fort. A figure of Anjaneya is carved in the inner side of the fort wall.The murthi of Lord Anjaneya is south facing, while the Lord Himself is facing west.It is worth mentioning here that some of the forts built during the time of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan have Anjaneya figure in 'ardha shilpa' form or in shilpa form in or around the fort. The Lord was worshiped by the warriors, and the Lord is known as Kote Anjaneya ."

The deity was worshiped by the warriors of the fort. He was an inspiration for many warriors. The idol of the deity is shown facing the south, in the standing posture with the gatha held in folded hands. The lord's tail is raised and curved, with a small bell at the end of the tail. His right leg is forward and the left is just raised, ready to move.It is seen to be believed that thousands of locals offering ghee for the lamp on Saturdays and Tuesday from early morning itself. Today He continues to inspire many of the Bhaktas who visit Him for their missions' success.

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