Sri Maddi Anjaneya Swamy Temple is an ancient holy temple and a popular pilgrim center in Andhra Pradesh of South India. This temple is 51 km from Eluru, the headquarters of West Godavari District.
The following is the history of Sri Maddi Anjaneya Swamy temple taken from padmapuranam.
Madvasura was a rakshasa who worked along with Ravanasura in Tretayugam, though he is a rakshasa,he always used to live in a peaceful manner. During Rama-Ravana war in the Tretayugam, he has seen Anjaneyaswamy and died duly uttering hanuma….hanuma… Again he was born as Madvakudu during Dwaparayugam and again used to live in a peaceful manner. During the war of Kurupandava, he fought in Kourava Sena and has seen Sri Anjaneyaswamy on the flag of Arjuna and died instantly. During Kaliyuga he was born as Madvudu and touring across the country. While touring so he reached Yerrakaluva banks and started “Tapamu”. Everyday he used to take bath in Yerrakaluva and started tapamu for Sri Anjaneyaswamy, during the period of tapamu he became Madhava Maharshi, out of his old age he could not walk. While going to the river bank to take bath he was about to fall in the river, then a monkey helped maharshi and brought him to the bank and the monkey served him with a fruit as his food.
This was happening daily, but the maharshi never thought about the monkey who served him a fruit as his food. After few days the maharshi looked at the monkey and came to know that the monkey was Anjaneyaswamy and requested the monkey (Anjaneyaswamy) to pardon him. Then Anjaneya swamy appeared and told that he served the Rishi willingly and would also grant a boon of his wish. So, Rishi expressed his desire to be with Anjaneya swamy all the time. For which swamy asked him to take a shape of a Maddi Tree and he is always with him in the form of an Idol with fruit on one hand and Gadha on the other hand.
The unmarried girls and boys who performed 108 pradakshanas on 7 Tuesdays around the temple, will be blessed with Marriage. And also who are financially low also benefited. Those who are suffering from Sani Mahadasa , Elinati sani and other Sani Dasas can be benefited by performing poojas to the swamy on Saturdays. Immediately after performing the pooja to Anjaneyaswamy, troubles in the family are sorted and education to the students will be favoured by Anjaneyaswamy.