Panchavatee, called Pappanchavadi, is a nondescript hamlet on the Tindivanam–Puducherry route.
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Viswaroopa Anjaneyar in panchamukha form. He is endowed with five faces - Anjaneyar, Narasimhar, Varahar, Hayagreevar and Garudar.
The towering Panchamukha Anjaneyar attracts devotees from remote areas.
The icon is made from a monolithic stone which was obtained from the hillocks of Pazhayaseevaram, which is the seat of Lord Narasimha.
The Hanuman is almost 36 ft tall and has 10 hands with world, shield, manuscript, ankusam, amirthakalasam, mountain, plough, snake, tree and kadvangam.
There are other deities also consecrated in the temple. They are Ganapathy, Rama in pattabisheka kolam - coronation durbar.
The temple is managed by Jayamaruthi Seva Trust and is built in a tranquil place on 12 acres.
The consecration was performed on January 31, 2007.
Devotees traveling to Puducherry make it a ritual to visit this temple and seek Panchamukha Anjaneyar’s grace.
Temple timings – 6 a.m. - 12 Noon
4.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.