Namakkal Anjaneyar temple has a history of more than 1500 Years .
The fort of Namakkal is guarded by a giant Anjaneya. The idol is so famous that it has been known as Namakkal Hanuman. Anjaneya is in Digambara temple (with sky as the roof) facing and worshipping Lord Lakshmi Narasimha and the Saleegramam.
The Anjaneya in this kshethra is eighteen feet tall and is having dharshan of the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha about 250 feet (76 m) away. The eye of Anjaneya is in straight line with the patha [lotus feet] of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. One can witness Anjaneya having the dharshan of Lord’s Lotus feet from the Garudalwar sannathi even today. The imprint of the footsteps of Anjaneya Swami is seen in the Kamalalam tank steps.
There was also a rumour in namakkal that the anjaneyar grows in height each and every year. They performed some poojas to calm Anjaneya because there should not be any disaster in the world.
As time passes by, many will have been forgotton about this rumours.