Timings : Sunday - Friday : 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM ;
Saturday : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Best Time to Visit : October - March
Famous Celebrated Festival : Hanuman Jayanthi
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Located at a distance of 20 km from Mantralayam in Panchamukhi in Karnataka, Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple is a revered Hindu temple based on the scenic banks of River Tungabhadra.
Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple holds immense religious importance as it is believed to be the place where Raghavendra Swamy meditated for 12 straight years before settling in Mantralaya. After his meditation, four Hindu gods - Panchamukha Anjaneya, Kolhapur Mahalakshmi, Lord Venkateswara and Lord Vishnu as Varaha - appeared before Raghavendra Swamy, at this spot.
The highlight of the place is the huge idol of Lord Hanuman incarnated on a huge rock. Besides, the five-headed Anjaneya temple is perched on a hillock which provides beauteous views of the valley below. Aside from the refreshment stalls and tea sellers, there is also a magnificent rock formation in the form of a bed and a pillow that attracts tourist influx as well.