Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple, Mantralayam

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Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple is located at a distance of about 5 km from the town of Mantralayam. The residing idol at the temple is that of Lord Anjaneya or Lord Hanuman. The idol here has five heads with each head representing a different god namely Lord Garuda, Lord Narasimha, Lord Hayagreeva, Lord Hanuman and Lord Varaha.

It is believed that Sri Guru Raghavendra was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. He performed a severe penance for twelve years, and Lord Hanuman visited the Guru pleased with his devotion. Hanuman visited the Guru in the avatar of Panchmukhi Anjaneya.

The temple is a must visit for the tourists travelling through the region primarily because of its scenic location. The temple has been built amidst a rocky but beautiful and serene terrain. In fact, on the way to the temple travellers will encounter natural formations of rocks that are in the shape of a bed, a pillow and a flying vehicle of the gods.


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