Sri Hanuman is a great devotee of Lord Ramachandra. His devotion is unparalleled and he has set the standards for serving the Lord. Even today, he lives in Kimpurusha varsha, and constantly glorifies Sri Ramachandra. There is no difference between Lord Ramachandra and Lord Narayana. But Sri Hanuman wanted to serve only Lord Ramachandra and he did not accept the supreme benediction of eternal life in Vaikuntha loka. He decided to stay back in the earthly planet and glorify Lord Rama. He did not want anything that would diminish his relationship as the servant of Lord Ramachandra. There is a small altar of Sri Hanuman just after the Harinam Mantapa. On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, Hanuman is offered an elaborate abhisheka, benne alankara (butter decoration) and vada-mala.
Sri Garuda, the carrier of Lord Vishnu, is the most worshipable, for he is as powerful as the Supreme Lord Himself. He is the personified Vedas and is worshiped by selected verses. He protects us from all dangerous conditions. In the Vedic literature it is stated that the two wings of the transcendental bird Garuda, are two divisions of the Sama Veda known as brihat and rathantara. When Garuda flaps his wings, one can hear the chanting of the hymns from Sama Veda. Garuda is engaged in eternal service to Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha. Every temple of Lord Vishnu has a Deity of Garuda sitting in front of the Lord with folded hands. Sri Garuda is also known by the names: Pakshiraja, Vainateya, Suparna, Garuthman, Periya Tiruvadi, Vinatasuta, Vishnuvahana, Nagantaka and Kashyapeya. Every year, on the day of Garuda Panchami, the Deity of Sri Garuda is offered an abhisheka and vishesha alankara.