Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy Temple


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Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy Temple Overview

Ranked 3 of 12 sightseeing in Mantralayam

Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located about 23 km away from Mantralayam, atop rocky terrain near Bichchali.  The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Anjaneya (Hanuman) who has five heads, representing Varaha, Garuda, Hanuman, Narasimha and Hayagreeva.  

It is believed that the swayambhu(self createdmanifested) inscription of Sri Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy was worshipped by Sri Raghavendra Teertha.  As per legends, Sri Raghavendra Teertha was an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara and Lord Hanuman. He performed penance for twelve years and Lord Hanuman appeared before him in the form of Panchamukhi Anjaneya.  

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Srinivasan Hari3.2/5

6 reviews

A nice temple to visit

It has significance in Guru Raghavendra's life that he stayed here for some time and meditated. On a small hillock we should watch for the foot prints of Lord.

Anantaraman Prem5.0/5

2 reviews

Place that literally exist

This place is where The Swamiji is supposed to have meditated. The temple is on a small hillock and surrounded by unique formations of rocks piled on one another. The formations are in the form of a chariot and a huge 'pillow and bed'. About 20 km from Mantralayam, a bouncy auto ride will cost Rs 500/- up and down but worth it. You can hire a taxi. Reserve 1/2 a day - go before sunset to admire the beauty.

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Divya Murthy3.6/5

4 reviews

Historic place, worth seeing once

Has a lot of history around it. The roads are bad and though just 23 kilometres away, the taxi drivers had asked of Rs. 600 for the visit. Its a very old temple, worth a visit once.

Prakash G3.9/5

3 reviews

Avoid rainy season

Good to see, but roads are horrible. Should not go during the rainy season.

Gurulingan Gowd3.9/5

4 reviews

Very near to mantralayam.

Here is where Sri Raghavendra Swamy did puja. This is very good place and also important place to visit while visiting Mantralayam.

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