Panchamukhi Vinayaka or the Five Faced Ganesha is a representation of the most loved Hindu God Ganesha having 5 faces. Pancha literally means five and mukhi means faced. This form of Ganesha is a representation of all forces. The most relevant meaning of the five-headed Ganesh is certainly that these heads symbolize the five layers of “Atman”- the inner self in the subtile anatomy:
Annamaya Kosha: the physical body
Pranamaya Kosha: the Prana or life force
Manomaya Kosha: the mind or consciousness
Vijnanamaya Kosha: upper Consciousness which forms a link or sutra between the conscious mind, the individual mind and the universal mind
Anandamaya Kosha: the body of Cosmic Bliss.
Thus this form of Lord Ganesha has a very deep inner meaning. The panchamukhi Ganesha idols are very popular in Southern part of India. Worshiping Panchamukhi Vinayaka helps the devotee in spiritual attainment of Anandamaya Kosha, the Pure Consciousness.
Lord Ganesh, or Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles, is a very popular deity with people of different spiritual backgrounds. Shri Ganapathi or Lord Ganesha is the foremost God who is worshipped first in all auspicious occasions. Powerful to remove all obstacles and source of eternal wisdom and knowledge, Ganesha worshippers find happiness and prosperity. Similarly, the owners of Panchamukhi Ganesha idol will have good fortune, material benefits, health and peace in their lives. If the energy of Ganesha resonates with you, it can work as a powerful remedy for your home or office.
Placement: Panchamukhi Ganesha is placed in the north-east, east or west section of the home /office. The most ideal location for placing Panchamukhi Ganesha is facing towards east.
Divya Mantra offers a wide range of Panchamukhi Vinayaka products like wall hanging showpieces, car hangings, idols and figurines. The idols of Panchamukhi Ganpati are made from brass / panchadhatu i.e. an alloy of five metals.