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Some interesting facts about Panchavatee Kshetram and Sri Panchumukha Anjaneya:

In this inimitable Verse, Kambar, the immortal Tamil Poet and Devotee sings the glories of Lord Anjaneya and expresses his confidence of always being protected by Him.

Ancient Hindu Philosophy envisaged creation in five basic elements - Space(Akash), Fire(Agni), Atmosphere(Vayu), Water(Ocean) and Matter(Earth). This verse is a succint poetic description - linking Lord Anjaneya (Son of Vayu) with all these five elements - His flight(Akash) over the Ocean(Water) to save the life of Sita(Daughter of Mother Earth); and with his Mission accomplished left Lanka ablaze(Fire). And He will always protect us in our righteous faith.

It is the experience of millions of true devotees that recalling this single event in the great Ramayana in our daily Prayers to the lord drives away diffidence and depression and infuses our body and soul with new ligour, greater faith and unfailing hope.
  • Janma Dhinam
    According to Sri Chidamabara Sastry, the Janma Dhinam or Janana Dhinam is Bahula Dasami of the Month of Vaikasi (May 15 to June 15)and his Janma Nakshatram is Poorvaproshtapada (Poorattadhi).

  • Abhishekam (Thirumanjanam)
    Manyu Sooktha Japam must be performed during Thurimanjanam (Abhishekam) to Lord Anjaneya.

  • Moola Mantram
    The four individual Devathas Bheejakshara Mantram is to be recited along with Sri Hanumath Moolamantra. This will be the Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy's Moola Mantram. They are

    • Hroum -- Sri Hanumath Bheejam
    • Kshroum -- Sri Narasimha Bheejam
    • Kshmriyoum -- Sri Garuda Bheejam
    • Gloum -- Sri Varaha Bheejam
    • Hasoum -- Sri Hayagreeva Bheejam

    When the basic Hanumath Mantram "Om Hari Markata Markataya Swaha" is recited along with the above Bheejakshara Mantras, it becomes Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy's Moola Mantram

  • Vishesha Nivedanam
    Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy is very fond of Bananas or Plantains and so Kathali Phalam is to be offered as Visesha Nivedanam to the Swamy. It is very auspicious to have a Kathali Vanam (Vazhai Thottam) around his Sannadhi, as the Swamy feels very happy in a Kathali Vanam

  • Preethiyana Nivedanam
    Gula Apoopam or Appam

  • Special and auspicious days for Sri Panchamukha Sri Anjaneyaswamy during the 12 months of the year:
    Chitrai Month - April 14 to May 14 - Star Pushyam
    A Brahma Sreshta received his blessings and grace, attained many benefits by praying to Lord Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this day.

    Vaikasi Month - May 15 to June 15 - Star Aslesha
    Aslesha Star (Ayilyam) is an auspicious day to worship Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy.

    Ani Month - June 16 to July 14 - Star Maham
    • Suklapaksha Dwiteeyai
    • Suklapaksha Dasami -Suvarchala
    • Hanumath Vivahika Dhinam

    Adi Month - July 15 to August 15 - Star Rohini

    Avani Month - August 16 to September 15 - Full Moon Day - (Pournami Dhinam)

    Puratasi Month - September 16 to October 15 - Star Aswini
    Naga Kannigas worshipped Lord Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this auspicious day and got total relief from the atrocities of a Rakshsa, Rakthasoman by name.

    Aipasi Month - October 16 to November 15 - Star Mrugaseersham
    Draupathi worshipped Lord Anjanyaswamy on this day attained enlightenment.

    Karthikai Month - November 16 to December 15 - Sukla Paksha Dwadasi
    Sage Agastiya consumed the entire Sea Water as Achamanya Theertham on this auspicious day by praying to Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy.

    Margazhi Month - December 16 to January 14 - Sukla Trayodasi
    • A King named Somadutta got his Kingdom by worshipping Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this day.
    • Hanumath Vratham is to be observed on this day in a "Kathali Vanam"
    • Lord Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy is very happy if Brahmana Bhojanam and Samaradhana are held in this Kathali Vanam. It is considered a sacred practice for Hanumath Preethi.

    Thai Month - January 15 to February 14 - Star Uttara Palguni

    A Gandharva by name Sushenan worshipped Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this day and achieved great name and fame in "Gandharva Gaana Vidhya".

    Masi Month - February 15 to March 15 - Star Arudhra (Thiruvadhirai)
    Vibhishana's son Neelan worshipped Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this day and obtained many boons.

    Panguni Month - March 16 to April 13 - Star Punarvasu
    Angathan the valiant son of Vaali prayed to the Swamy on this Sacred day and achieved many great things.
  • Flowers that are very dear to Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy:

    Flowers Botanical Names English Names
    Ponnagam pongamia pinnata pongam oil tree
    Tazhampoo pandanus odoratissimus screw pine
    Pavazhamalli (Parijatham)  nyctanthes arbortristis night or coral
    Vilvam aegle marmelos bael tree
    Nelli Thazhai phyllanthus emblica  
    Arugampul cynodon dactylon devil's grass
    Thamarai nelumbo nucifera lotus
    Mango Leaves mangifera indica mango tree
    Tulasi ocimum tenuiflorum basil

  • Fruits which are favourites to Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy:

    • Poovan Vazhai (Poovan Banana)
    • Lemon
    • Puliam Pazham (Tamarind Fruit)
    • Vilapazham
    • Perichai (Dates)
    • Elandai (Badari)
    • Madhulai (Pomegranate)
    • Vellari Pazham (Cucumber Fruit)
    • Draksha (Grapes)
    • Skinned Sugarcane Bit
    • Coconut

  • For Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy, 5 Namaskarams and 5 Pradakshinam must be performed.

  • Sugreeva and Angadha are the Dwarpalakas, standing on either the side of the Ardhamantapam.

  • Sankusthapanam:
    From the base earth of the foundation of the Garbagruha, Sankusthapanam has been done.

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