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Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman is the form of Lord Hanuman with five faces. The Panchmukhi Hanuman is the virata roopa of Lord Hanuman, a gigantic form of Lord Hanuman.
There are two forms of Panchmukhi Hanuman. In the first form, all the five heads of Panchmukhi Hanuman are that of Hanuman and in another form, all the five heads are that of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Hanuman, Varaha and Garuda. Out of these, Hayagriva, Narasimha and Varaha are incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Hence, Panchmukhi Hanuman is also known as the combined avatar of Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman. Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman is believed to be Tantric representation of Lord Hanuman.
Lord Hanuman is a Hindu god and divine vanara companion of the god Rama. Lord Hanuman is one of the central characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana. He is an ardent devotee of Rama and one of the chiranjeevis. He is also mentioned in several other texts, such as the epic Mahabharata and the various Puranas. Lord Hanuman is also son of the wind-god Vayu, who in several stories played a direct role in Lord Hanuman's birth.
Evidence of devotional worship to Lord Hanuman is largely absent in these texts, as well as in most archeological sites. According to Philip Lutgendorf, an American Indologist, the theological significance of Lord Hanuman and devotional dedication to him emerged about 1,000 years after the composition of the Ramayana, in the 2nd millennium CE, after the arrival of Islamic rule in the Indian subcontinent. Bhakti movement saints such as Samarth Ramdas have positioned Hanuman as a symbol of nationalism and resistance to persecution. In the modern era, his iconography and temples have been increasingly common. He is viewed as the ideal combination of &strength, heroic initiative and assertive excellence& and &loving, emotional devotion to his personal god Rama&, as Shakti and Bhakti. In later literature, he is sometimes portrayed as the patron god of martial arts such as wrestlil±
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