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All glories to the lotusfeet of my Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada 
In the material world it is very hard to find such high class Hari Katha as my Gurudeva used to give and that of Srila Gaura Govinda Goswami  . I am supposed to describe some glories of Sri Hanuman and what ever  I write here is simply by the mercy of my Gurudeva and Lord Caitanya .
There is one chapter in my Narasimha book where I described the glories of Hanuman as panca Mukha also exhibiting the lotusface of Lord Narasimha 
so in chapter 13 of my Narasimha book I have written : Hanuman has one head of Narasimha when he is Pancamukha
    The origin of Sri Panchamukhs Hanuman can be traced to a story in Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana. Ravana took help of  Ahiravana   who was the king of Pathala and his other brother Mahiravana .   Hanuman in order to protect Lord Ram and Lakshman formed a fortress with his tail. Ahiravana took the form of Vibeeshana and took Lord Ram and Lakshman to Pathala loka while they where sleeping.Hanuman entered Pathala loka in search of Rama and Lakshmana, He found out that to kill Mahiravana and Ahiravana he had to extinguish five lamps burning in five different directions at the same time, so he has taken the Panchamukha form with Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha faces and extinguished the lamps and killed Mahiravana and Ahiravana . According to Hanumath Prakaranam in Sri Vidyarnavatantram, Anjaneya has five faces (Pancha Mukha) and ten weapons. The five faces are that of Lord Hanuman, Lord Narasimha, Lord Adivaraha, Lord Hayagriva, and Lord Garuda.
Thus ends chapter 13 of Sri Narasimha, Yadava Giri Narasimha and  Gandabherunda Narasimha
There was a sage Yadava that actually got directed by Hanuman in tapasya and worship of Lord Yadava Giri  Narasimha :
It is not surprising because Hanuman once did tapasya at Ahovalam and not knowing it was the Holy place of Lord Narasimha , Lord Narasimha kept appearing to Hanuman which annoyed him as he wanted to see Lord Ramachandras form .
from chapter 7 of my Narasimha book: 
 Karanja Narasimha shring is 1 km from Upper Ahobilam and 2/5 km from the road leading to Lower Ahobilam. The deity is installed under a tree called Karanja vrksham.
At this place Hanuman worshipped Lord Ramachandra, but Lord Narasimha kept appearing to Him as Ahovalam is the holy abode of Lord Narasimha .Hanuman got upset that why this form of Half man Lion ,Narasimha keeps appearing when I worship Lord Ramachandra? So Lord Narasimha showed Hanuman a form of Himself with a mustache and bow like Lord Ramachandra. According to other acaryas opinion He assumed the form of Lord Ramachandra to please Hanuman.
In the Laghu Bhagavatamrta by Srila Rupa Goswami he has stated :

"In Lord Narasimha a, Rämacandra, and Krnsa the the six transcendental opulences are

perfect and complete. They are the parävasthas (most important forms of the Lord). From

Him (Krsna) they are manifested as lamps are lighted from an (original) lamp.

This vers is found in Padma Purana

karanja narasimha rama

so in Ramayana it is narrated: Rama and Lakshmana are captured by the rakshasa Mahiravana (or Ahiravan), brother of Ravana, who held them captive in their palace in Patala (or Patalpuri) --the netherworld. Mahiravana keeps them as offerings to his deity. Searching for them, Hanuman reaches Patala, the gates of which are guarded by a young creature called Makardhwaja (known also as Makar-Dhwaja or Magar Dhwaja), who is part reptile and part Vanara.

The story of Makardhwaja's birth is said to be that when Hanuman extinguished his burning tail in the ocean, a drop of his sweat fell into the waters, eventually becoming Makardhwaja, who perceives Hanuman as his father. When Hanuman introduces himself to Makardhwaja, the latter asks his blessings, but fights him to fulfill the task of guarding the gate. Hanuman defeats and imprisons him to gain entry.

Upon entering Patala, Hanuman discovers that to kill Mahiravana, he must simultaneously extinguish five lamps burning in different directions. Hanuman assumes the Panchamukha or five-faced form of Sri Varaha facing north, Sri Narasimha facing south, Sri Garuda facing west, Sri Hayagriva facing the sky and his own facing the east, and blows out the lamps. Hanuman then rescues Rama and Lakshmana. Afterwards, Rama asks Hanuman to crown Makardhwaja king of Patala. Hanuman then instructs Makardhwaja to rule Patala with justice and wisdom.

So the question I was asked was how can Hanuman manifest the face of Lord Varaha , Sri Narasimha ,and Sri Garuda and Sri Hayagriva and his own .If Hanuman can manifest Sita Rama in his own heart and rip open his chest and so powerful as a child he was about to eat the sun.What is impossible for the Supreme Lord and his devotee Hanuman. Pure devotee sometimes manifest the supreme Lord ,so as this was for the service of Lord Ramachandra and of course all lila that Hanuman rescued his Supreme Lords from Patala .Nrsimhananda Brahmacari during Lord Caitanyas lila was a great Narasimha bhakta so much so Lord Narasimha personally manifested and talked to him on a daily basis. In SB 5.18.canto Sri Prahlada Maharaja  also prays for this avirbhava that Lord Narasimha may constantly appear in his heart and drive away his ignorance  :

SB 5.18.8

oṁ namo bhagavate narasiṁhāya namas tejas-tejase āvir-āvirbhava vajra-nakha vajra-daṁṣṭra karmāśayān randhaya randhaya tamo grasa grasa om svāhā; abhayam abhayam ātmani bhūyiṣṭhā oṁ kṣraum.
Word for word: 
om — O Lord; namaḥ — my respectful obeisances; bhagavate — unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; nara-siṁhāya — known as Lord Nṛsiṁha; namaḥ — obeisances; tejaḥ-tejase — the power of all power; āviḥ-āvirbhava— please be fully manifest; vajra-nakha — O You who possess nails like thunderbolts; vajra-daṁṣṭra — O You who possess teeth like thunderbolts; karma-āśayān — demoniac desires to be happy by material activities;randhaya randhaya — kindly vanquish; tamaḥ — ignorance in the material world; grasa — kindly drive away;grasa — kindly drive away; om — O my Lord; svāhā — respectful oblations; abhayam — fearlessness; abhayam— fearlessness; ātmani — in my mind; bhūyiṣṭhāḥ — may You appear; om — O Lord; kṣraum — the bīja, or seed, of mantras offering prayers to Lord Nṛsiṁha.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possess nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demonlike desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world.


Shri Hanuman

āviḥ-āvirbhava— please be fully manifest  ;In Lord Caitanyas lilas , Lord Caitanya was always manifest when ever mother Saci cooked and Lord Nityananda Prabhu did His kirtanas .So for Hanuman to perform such pastimes where He manifests the face of Lord Narasimha, Lord Varaha and Sri Garuda and Hayagriva is just the Lords pastimes in Jana loka sages meditate on the Supreme Lord in various forms and He manifests these forms.

Sri  Hanuman also once manifested a 7 arm form and a 11 arm form, sometimes a giant form .  Well know Hanuman could have single handedly killed Ravana and his whole army , but that was not Lord Ramachandras plan .He defeated with ease all Ravanas soldiers and put Ravanas palace on fire , the ruins of Ravanas  palace is still there in Sri Lanka .

In the Puranas there are many prayers to Panca Mukha Hanuman as this form drives away ghosts big time:

 there is there is at least 5 different kinds of Hanuman Kavachas :

Panchmukhi Hanuman Kavacha 
Hanuman Chalisa by Sri Tulsi das Goswami is also a Kavacha
Hanuman Kavacha from Brahmanda Purana
Panchamukha Anjaneya Stotra
Ekadasa Mukh Hanuman Kavacham

I hope this helps understand this subject

your servant

Paramananda das

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Comment by Paramananda das on April 24, 2016 at 5:26am

Face Direction Significance
Sri Hanuman (Original) East This face removes all blemishes of sin and confers purity of mind.
Narasimha South Removes fear of enemies and confers victory. Narasimha is the Lion-Man avatar of Lord Vishnu, who took the form to protect his devotee Prahlad from his evil father, Hiranyakashipu. Hanuman may have had this face during the burning of Lanka and fighting in the war.
Garuda West Drives away evil spells, black magic influences, negative spirits and removes all poisonous effects in one's body. Garuda is Lord Vishnu's vehicle, as the King of birds he knows the secrets of death and the beyond. The Garuda Purana is a Hindu text based on this knowledge.
Varaha North Wards off the troubles caused by bad influences of the planets and confers all eight types prosperity (Ashta Aishwarya). Varaha is another Lord Vishnu avatar, He is the protector of Mother Earth .

Hayagriva Upwards (Urddha Mukha) face confers knowledge, victory, good wife and progeny.etc


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