Lord Hanuman- the Anjaneya or Maruti Putra appeared in five-faced avatar during the battle of Ramayana. Panchmukha or Panchmukhi is a Sanskrit word that stands for five-faced. There is an interesting story behind the origin of five-faced Maruti Nandana. During the epic battle of Ramayana, Ravana- the demon king took the help of Ahiravana.

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Sri Hanumanji is an ardent devotee of Shri Rama and the embodiment of strength, valor and courage. Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman is one of the most important upasana deity of our Guru Parampara. Sri Panchamukhi Hanuman refers to the five faced Hanuman. According to the scriptures, Lord Hanuman assumed this form to slay Mahiravana, brother of Ravana. Mahiravana was a sorcerer and an ardent devotee of Goddess Mahamaya.

To save the divine brothers, Lord Hanuman had to stub out five lamps burning in different directions simultaneously. He, therefore, assumed the Panchmukhi form to win this task. Inspite of rapid strides in technology, there is a growing insecurity for the average human being, both at emotional and physical levels.

Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman Swami promises this security to all devotees. The face towards the East is Sri Hanuman Mukha in its original form. This face removes all blemishes of sin and confers purity of mind Chitta Suddhi. Sri Lakshmi Varaha murthi facing the North, wards off the troubles caused by bad influences of the planets and confers all prosperity — Ashta Aishwarya. The Urdhva Mukha facing upwards of Sri Hayagriva Swami confers knowledge, victory, good wife and progeny. This stotra helps to alleviate troubles and keep evil forces away.

It serves as a protection to devotees who chant with utmost faith. He provides happiness and fulfills wishes.

The words of His devotees turn into reality. He bestows them with advancement in seeking knowledge, good company of friends, intelligence, good children, and salvation.

The five forms namely Hanuman, Narasimha, Garuda, Varaha, and Hayagriva can also be invoked individually by chanting specific Gayatri mantras. He protects those who seek refuge in Him. Hanuman is often found in temples applied with Sindhoor. Sindhoor Vermillion is a modified version of saffron made into a paste. The color morphs into a deep red which symbolizes the immense strength of Lord Hanuman and is also the color of boldness.

Gazing at this deep red relieves some of the fears and hence Lord Hanuman is painted a deep red colour in temples. Other Important Hanuman Articles. Panchmukhi Hanuman. Hanuman for Success in Life.

Hanuman Names. Remember me. Lost your password? Explore Hinduism. He grants purity of mind and success. The Narasimha faces South. He grants victory and fearlessness. The West facing Garuda removes black magic and poisons. The North facing Varaha, showers prosperity, wealth.

The Hayagriva mukha faces the Sky. Hayagriva gives knowledge and good children. Hanuman Stories. Hanuman — Significance, Festivals, Facts. Ahiravan Vadh. Hanuman Mantra. Hanuman Temples in India. Hanuman Chalisa.


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