One of the major tourist attractions in Rameswaram, Five-faced Hanuman Temple is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site. It is often called as Panch-Mukhi Hanuman Mandir that literally translates into the shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman with five faces. According to the legend, Lord Hanuman revealed his five-faced form at this place beneath the earth. Lord Hanuman blew five lamps lit in 5 directions to distract the demon Mahiravana who abducted Lord Ram and his brother Lakshman. Every day, this temple is visited by countless devotees and the footfall increases on every Tuesday and Saturday.
It Is Known For:-
1) Five-faced Hanuman Temple is known for the alluring idol of Lord Hanuman with five faces. The face of Lord Hanuman is in the middle along with faces of Lord Narasimha, Lord Adivaraha, Lord Garuda, and Lord Hayagriva on the sides
2) Ram Navami, Deepawali, Hanuman Jayanti etc. are some major festivals celebrated here with a great enthusiasm
3) This temple also has the floating stones that were used in the formation of the Rama Setu, the bridge that connected Rameswaram to Sri Lanka
Best Time To Visit:-
Whenever the people pay a visit to Rameswaram, they do not miss arriving at Five-faced Hanuman Temple and bowing in front of the son of wind. It can be visited throughout the year in any season.
Five-faced Hanuman Temple is located close to the renowned Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple. Due to its location, it has a wide connectivity of roadways and railways. One can hire the service of the local buses or taxis to reach this amazing pilgrimage site conveniently.
Nearest Railway Station- Rameswaram Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Coimbatore Airport
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