This fantastic statue of Panchamukhi Hanuman is situated at Shirdi village in Maharashtra. This is one of the few idols of the Hanumanji with five faces. In addition to the face of Hanuman, the idol has four other faces Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha. This idol has ten arms, wielding various weapons and items. The five faces signifies five directions – South, North, East, West and Upward.
This statue in front of Shri Sai Prasadalaya depicts Saibaba, the spiritual master, fakir and saint of India, cooking food for the needy in Shirdi village. It is said that Baba used to go to the market personally to purchase all the materials required for cooking the food. He used to cook himself and even put his hand in the vessel to stir the boiling food. The boiling pot did not harm his fingers or hand. Continue reading “Shri Sai Prasadalaya”