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interesting facts about Panchavatee Kshetram and Sri
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
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.
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
Manyu Sooktha Japam must be performed during
Thurimanjanam (Abhishekam) to Lord Anjaneya.
The four individual Devathas Bheejakshara Mantram is to
be recited along with Sri Hanumath Moolamantra. This
will be the Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy's Moola Mantram.
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
- Hroum -- Sri Hanumath
- Kshroum -- Sri
- Kshmriyoum -- Sri
- Gloum -- Sri Varaha
- Hasoum -- Sri
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
Gula Apoopam or Appam
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
Aipasi Month - October 16 to
November 15 - Star Mrugaseersham
Draupathi worshipped Lord Anjanyaswamy on this day
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
- 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
A Gandharva by name Sushenan worshipped Sri
Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy on this day and achieved
great name and fame in "Gandharva
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:
- Fruits which are favourites
to Sri Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy:
- Poovan Vazhai (Poovan Banana)
- Puliam Pazham (Tamarind Fruit)
- Perichai (Dates)
- Elandai (Badari)
- Madhulai (Pomegranate)
- Vellari Pazham (Cucumber Fruit)
- Draksha (Grapes)
- Skinned Sugarcane Bit
- 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.
From the base earth of the foundation of the
Garbagruha, Sankusthapanam has been done.