10 Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

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The Five-Headed (Panchamukhi) Hanuman – An Intriguing Image

The Vaishnavas believe that the wind-god Vayu underwent three incarnations to help Lord Vishnu. As Hanuman he helped Rama; as Bheema he assisted Krishna; and as Madhvacharya (1197-76), he founded the Vaishnava sect.

The Vaishnavas evolved a composite form of Hanuman with five heads and ten arms, incorporating in the composite image five important Vaishnavite deities:

At the center is a monkey’s face (Hanuman).

A lion’s visage represents Narasimha gazing southwards.

An eagle’s head symbolizes Garuda facing west. A boar head of Varaha (north). A horse’s face for Hayagriva (facing the sky).

Five-Headed (Panchamukhi) Hanuman

Each head signifies a particular trait. Hanuman courage and strength, Narasimha fearlessness, Garuda magical skills and the power to cure snake bites, Varaha health, and exorcism, and Hayagriva victory over enemies.

It is interesting to note that in his youth Madhavacharya distinguished himself in physical exercises and field games and is said to have had a wonderful physique. 

Truly, physical prowess is an integral aspect of the cult of Hanuman and he is the patron deity of wrestlers and body-builders. He is most popularly referred to as ‘Vajra-Anga-Bali,’ meaning the Powerful One (Bali) with a body (anga) hard as a thunderbolt (vajra).

Jai Bajrang Bali Ji🙏🏻🙏🏻


Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

10 thoughts on “10 Amazing Stories Of Lord Hanuman

    1. Yes, He is the God of strength and intelligence. Hanuman was the son of Vanar Raj Kesari Nandan and Anjani. Rishis had given Kesari Nandan a blessing that he would be gifted with the most powerful son. Hanuman’s body was tough and strong like iron and was called Vajrang. Being the most powerful, an apt word, “Bali” got associated with it and became Vajrang Bali which later in local language became Bajrang Bali. Thanks a lot for reading and commenting.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I did not know. For the first time I learnt abot Panchamukhi Hanumanji. I have worshiped without this knowledge. Now I will worship with this knowledge you shared.
    Best regards.😊🙏

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading and sharing your views. Actually there are many stories we don’t know yet. When I research articles for writing post then I come to know about new facts about our culture and Gods.😊😊 So basically it’s learning and sharing.

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