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From: Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 06:07:26 PST

Namo NaarAyanAya !

Dear Sri Hari:

The source literature is Sudarsana Samhithai .
The Manthrams for each face ,kavacham are all
there. The tattvam for worshippers of this form of
HanumAn is that all the four faces arose out of
deep DhyAnam of HanumAn . There are 10 hands 
with Aayudham , VihNu chinhams ( like Yoga Narasimhan
at ShoLingar Dhivya Desam )and 15 eyes including 
the third eye on the forehead. 

Pancha Mukha , EkAdasa Mukha HanumAn worship could 
be of Tantric nature. For ParamaikAnthis , AarAdhanam
of Sriman NaarAyaNan is the only one to be followed .
HanumAr himself would not want it any other way. 

Hanumath AshtOttharam refers to this form in the 37th naamam:
"Bhavishyath ChathurAnanaaya Nama:"

>From an iconographic point of view , this archA is
some thing to behold and admire.

The RaajagOpala Temple at Anantha Mangalam near
Maayavaram in Tamil Naadu has another ArchA in
worship of "Dasa Bhuja ThrinEthra AaanjanEyan 
( pancha Mukha HanumAn). This is an accepted form 
in Silpa Saasthrams.

That is all !
Namo NaarAyaNAYa !


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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