The name itself saying that the Lord Vishnu is in the form of Ganapathi or Vinayaka with panch Mukha (five heads). The temple is located in Kankuri village, 2.5 kilometers from Shirdi, Maharashtra.
Mr. Bejan Daruwalla, a famous astrologer and staunch devotee and believer of Lord Ganesha installed a 7.5 feet height Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganesh idol in new temple on June 13th, 2002 at 12 PM with step by step holy chants by pundits.
An idol of the mouse(the vehicle or Vahan of Lord Ganesha) is placed in front of the Ganesh idol in the temple. It is believed that the devotees need to whisper his/her wish in the ear of the mouse but not disclose it to anybody and the wish would be fulfilled by the Lord Ganesha. Men used to whisper in the right ear and women in the left ear of the mouse.
This Ganpati is in the form of Vishnu which has Shankum or Conch in left hand and Chakra in the right hand with Goddess Laxmi sitting on the hand. These are 3 attributes of lord Vishnu. Lord Ganesha is sitting in the posture of aadishesh. That is the reason the temple is named as Panchmukhi Ganpati.
The five attributes of Panchmukhi are Fire, water, air, earth and sky . This avatar is a special avatar after the end of kaliyug.
A temple dedicated to lord Hanuman ji is also present behind the Panchamukhi Vishnu.
Sai & Annapoorneswari temple at Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple
Ganapathi temple and a temple dedicated to Shri Saibaba and Anna Poorneshwari Devi are behind the main temple.
The temple is spread over 2 acres with a community marriage hall for villagers, an old age home and forty rooms for devotees to stay. And daily free meals for poor people and devotees will be provided at 12 PM in temple premises. The temple is organizing and maintaining by Shri Gyan Sai Kendra Trust, Hyderabad.
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