Brass Plaque of Panchmukhi Hanuman On Black Raw Silk In A Frame. Size Ht 40 x W 26 cm
This is an exquisite brass plaque of the 5 headed Lord Hanuman or Panchmukhi mounted on black raw silk inside a gold finish frame.
The origin of Panchamukhi Hanuman can be traced back to the days of Ramayana where during the war between Lord Rama and Ravana, Ravana took help of Mahiravanka who is the king of Pathala.
As the legend goes, when Mahiravana took the form of Vibeeshana and took Lord Ram and Lakshman to pathala loka, Hanuman entered the place in search of Rama and Lakshmana and discovered that to kill Mahiravana he had to extinguish five lamps burning in five different directions at the same time.
Hence, he took the Panchamukhi form with Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha,Garuda and Varaha faces and extinguished the lamps at the same instant and finally killed Mahiravana.
Frame : 40 cm x 26 cm
The brass plaque measures 17 cm x 13 cm
Weight: 1.15 kilograms.