Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple Mantralayam, Timings, History, Route Map
Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple History
It is believed that Guru Raghavendra did penance here for Panchamukhi Anjaneya for 12 years. Impressed Lord Anjaneya appeared before Raghavendra Swamy with Panchamukha namely Varaha, Garuda, Narasimha, Hayagreeva and Anjaneya. It is after Lord Anjaneya Darshan that Sri Raghavendra entered Jeeva Samadhi.
It is said that Kolhapur Mahalakshmi, Lord Venkateswara, Lord Vishnu in Kurmavathar offered darshan to Sri Guru Raghavendra.
As per the Legend, during Tretayuga, Anjaneya visited this place while rescuing Rama and Lakshmana from Mahiravana. It is believed that Anjaneya entered the cave near Erukalamba temple to reach Mahiravana. There is a footwear outside the temple which is believed to be of Lord Anjaneya.
Temple will be crowded on special days such as Hanuman Jayanthi, Tuesdays, Sundays, No moon day and Pournami day. The huge rock structures near to the temple were used by Lord Anjaneya as the Bed and Pillow during his stay.
It is believed that Lord Anjaneya self-manifested here on the request of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. Lord can be seen in a unique posture sitting on his knees facing east and folded hands. It is said that worshipping Hanuman here will be blessed with good fortune and will be relieved from fear and sorrow.
This temple is located on the banks of River Tungabhadra and is 19 km from Mantralayam.
How to reach Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Kadapa which is 278 km away. From Bengaluru airport, the temple is 358 km away.
- Kurnool is the Nearest railway station and is 73 km away.
- Temple is 20 km from Mantralayam and can be reached by Bus from Mantralayam. Mantralayam can be reached from Kurnool easily. Bus frequency is quite from Kurnool, Alagadda, Srisailam, Nandyal bus stations.
Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple Images
Reference Link: History