Shri Panchamukhi Hanuman (Five Headed) 45"
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- Product Code: Shri Panchamukhi Hanuman (Five Headed) 45"
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Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman is the form of Lord Hanuman with five faces. The Panchmukhi Hanuman is the virata roopa of Lord Hanuman, a gigantic form of Lord Hanuman.
There are two forms of Panchmukhi Hanuman. In the first form, all the five heads of Panchmukhi Hanuman are that of Hanuman and in another form, all the five heads are that of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Hanuman, Varaha and Garuda. Out of these, Hayagriva, Narasimha and Varaha are incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Hence, Panchmukhi Hanuman is also known as the combined avatar of Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman. Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman is believed to be Tantric representation of Lord Hanuman.
The meaning of Five Faces of Lord Hanuman are:
According to another legend, the five faces depict five forms of prayer – Naman, Smaran, Keerthanam, Yachanam and Arpanam.
The origin of Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman is found in a story in Ramayana. According to the story in Ramayana, during the war, Ravana took help of Mahiravana to win the battle. Mahiravana was the king of Patala Lok, under-world. Mahiravana kidnapped Lord Ram and Lakshman and took them to Patala Lok. Lord Hanuman rushed to protect Lord Ram and Lakshman and entered Patala Loka.
Lord Hanuman fought a fierce battle with Mahiravan but was not able to defeat him. Lord Hanuman found out that to kill Mahiravana, he had to extinguish five lamps in five different directions simultaneously. The life of Mahiravana was in 3 lamps representing direction. To extinguish the five lamps burning in five different directions at the same time, Lord Hanuamn took the form of Panchmukhi Hanuman – Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha faces. Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman extinguished the five lamps and killed Mahiravana.
In Tamil Kamba Ramayana, the significance of the five faces of Lord Hanuman is narrated as:
To worship Lord Hanuman, it is considered auspicious to go around His idol 5 times, 14 times, 23 times or in numbers whose digits add to five. There are five ways of prayer to the Lord Hanuman – Naman, Smaran, Keerthanam, Yachanam and Arpanam.
|Colour||Raw ,it is ready to the final finishing 1) Antique Wax Browned 2) Antique Browned Wax varnished 3) Natural Varnished 4) Multicolored|
|Material||Albizia saman ,Vaagai(Country wood)|
|Size||H-45- L-28, B-6 (Inches)|