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Pancha Muka Anjaneya temple – Coimbatore

Anjaneya temple is located near the Marudhamalai road, about one km from Vadavalli on the way to Marudamalai Murugan temple. The specialty of this Anjaneya temple is that the single deity has five faces. They are of Sri Baktha Anjaneya, Sri Dyana Anjaneya, Sri Vijaya Anjaneya, Sri Bajana Anjaneya and Sri Veera Anjaneya. And hence this lord got its name as Pancha Muka Anjaneya (five faces). The deity carved in a single stone stands 13 feet tall. Apart from this deity there are four more deities and they are Sudarsana Perumal, Vishnu Durga, Gajalakshmi and Prathiyangara Devi installed in a separate enclave within the premises.

This Anjaneya temple can be reached easily via road from all parts of this Coimbatore city. And there are regular visitors to this temple from with

in and out side Coimbatore. Especially on Thursdays that is considered very auspicious for Lord Anjaneya.


Sri Pancha Muka Anjaneya Puranam:

In the Sudarsana Samhitay epic it is believed that Sri Narayana’s Sudarsana chakra was stolen by Mayil Ravana. In order to get back the chakra, Pancha Muka Anjaneya took different avatar and waged a great war with Mayil Ravana. Hence in the war Anjaneya took Narasima Avatar, Garuda Avatar, Varahamurthi Avatar, Hygreva Avatar and Pancha Muka Anjaneya avatar to match the power of the demon.

Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated every year during the last week of December and first week of January. In all these five days festival Abishekam and Laksharchana is conducted here.

Prathiyangara Devi at Pancha Muka Anjaneya temple

This Devi’s idol is consecrated with in the temple premises and it stands 7 feet 3 inches tall. Prathiyangara Devi is the creation of goddess Lakshmi Devi, Saraswathi and Parvathi who sent here to calm down Narasima by sitting on his thighs. When Narayana took Narasima avatar to kill Hiranya kasipu in order to safe guard Prahalad, Narasima’s power could not be calmed down. And hence Prathiyangara Devi was sent to calm down Narasima.

Temple Timings 7.00 am to 1.00 noon
5.00 pm to 8.30 pm









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