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Pancha Mukha HanumAn Archai

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 06:28:46 PST

Namo NarayaNAya !

Dear BhakthAs : This is a Follow up on HH Chinna Jeeyar's
posting inviting others to provide information on Pancha Mukha
HanumAn .Here is daasan's input:

A beautiful archai of Pancha Mukha Hanuman is worshipped 
devoutly at East tank Street , Mylapore /Chennai .Please
have the darana soubhAgyam of this anugraha Moorthy 
during your next visit to Chennai.

The five faces of the Sri Raama Bhaktha HanumAn at
this shrine are:

(1) Eastward looking face : HanumAn (NaivEdhyam: Kadalai )
(2) Southward looking face: Narasimhan ( NaivEdhyam: Paanakam)
(3) Westward looking face: Veda Moorthy Garudan (Offering : Honey)
(4) Northward looking face: VarAha Bhagavan ( Sugar Rice & vadai)
(5) Face over the HanumAn's face: Lord HayagrIvan , VidhyA moorthy

Five separate slOkams are used for AavAhanam and NaivEdhyam
(BhOjyAsanam) during His AarAdhanam by Sri RamAswamy Iyengar,
the AarAdhakar . Pancha Mukha HanumAn enshrined in the home of
the AarAdhakar has declined to move to a separate temple 
suggested for His permanent residence by BhakthAs. 

Lord Raamachandra is residing in the heart of Panchamukha HanumAn.
It is one of the most beautiful ArchA Moorthys .

There are lot of Tatthvams behind this Moorthy , who is 
a Vara prasAdhi .One of them is that the boundary of
Bhagavath Kaimkaryam is BhAgavatha ( Bhagavath-Daasa )
Kaimkaryam as revealed to us by our PoorvAchAryAs.
(viz)., PurushArtha KaashtAdhikAram of Swamy Desikan's
Srimath Rahasya Thrayam:

"TathO na: Kaimkarya tadhabhimatha Paryantham abhavath" 

The Lord resides/presides in the body of that BhAgavathA .
BhagavathAs are like SuddhAntha SiddhAnthis  and their 
eminence is embodied in Panchamukha HanumAn .

VarAha Charama SlOkam (Laghu UpAyam for our salvation ),
Bhaktha RakshaNam by Lord Narasimhan , Thrayimayi
Svaroopam of Garudan , Jn~Ananda maya Svaroopam of
Lord HayagrIvan are all invoked by the darsanam of
Pancha Mukha HanumAn . 

The summation of the Bhaagavatha's Primacy over even
Bhagavaan is asserted by Him (Jn~Ani ThvAthmaiva mE matham):

AarAdhanam SarvEshAm VishNOrAradhanam PARAM
TasmAth PARATARAM prOktham TADHIYAARAADHANAM PARAM 
--PaadhmOtthAram 29.81 

Raama Daasa Sri HanumathE nama:

Jai Sriman NaarAyaNA !
DaasOham , V.SaThakOpan     



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