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Hanuman Jayanti - The Birthday of Lord Hanuman on the full moon (Purnima) April 18. 2011




Hanuman Jayanti





Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam

Jitendriyam buddhimataamVaristham,

Vaataatmajam Vaanarayoothmukhyam;

Sriramdootam saranam Prapadhye



Lord Hanuman was born on the chaitra Shukla Purnima(Full moon day on the Hindu Calendar Month of Chaitra). Also called by the names, Maruti, Pavanputra, Bajrangbali and Mahavira.

Lord Hanuman is one of the most revered god of India. He is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Lord Hanuman is venerated as the greatest disciple of Lord Sri Ram. He is seen as the embodiment of devotion and loyalty and is one of the rare Hindu god who has taken a vow of celibacy. He was born to (Wind-God) Kesari and Anjani. Hanuman became a legend mainly for his unflinching devotion and loyalty for Paramatma Lord Ram. He was an ideal karma yogi for his fearless, selfless service, humility and devotion for Lord Ram. Lord Hanuman is the only deity that cannot be troubled by negative energies. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield rocks, move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds and rival Garuda in swiftness of flight. He is worshipped in folk tradition as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits. Also known as an avatara of Lord Rama, he is considered the God of power (Maruti).

On Hanuman Jayanti people observe fast, meditate on him and his Lord Rama, practice charity, read the Hanuman Chalisa and spend the day in repeating his glories and adventures and be blessed


Why We Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti

HISTORICAL SIGNIFANCE

According to legends he was born as a monkey god to serve Lord Ram.He is true Karma who worked dynamically. He did what others could not do while serving Rama. He plunge with daring acts like crossing the ocean simply by uttering Ram-Nam, burning the city of Lanka, and bringing the sanjeevini herb and restoring Lakshmana to life again.

According to the legend,once Lord Hanuman saw Goddess Sita applying sindoor on her forehead. On seeing this, Lord Hanuman enquired from her the reason for applying Sindoor.Goddess Sita replied that this would ensure a long life for her husband. Hanuman then smeared his entire body with sindoor, in an effort to ensure Rama's immortality. So on this day, devotees visit temples and apply tilak of sindoor to their foreheads from the Hanumans body as this is considered to be good luck.

|| Om Hm Hanumate Rudratmakaay Hum Phut ||



Hanuman Chalisa

Doha

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen

Nij mane mukure sudhar
dust of holy Guru's Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,

Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-

Jo dayaku phal char
Fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike
Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I

Sumirau Pavan Kumar
concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly

Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to

Harahu Kalesa Vikar
relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.

Chopai

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Victory to thee, O'Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All

Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar
hail to you O'Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdomand Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds(Entire cosmos) with your glory.

Ram doot atulit bal dhama
You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The

Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama
repository of immeasurable strength, though known only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)

Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi
you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.

Kanchan varan viraj subesa
Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa
is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.

Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory

Kandhe moonj janehu sajai
(kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride

Tej pratap maha jag vandan
of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.

Vidyavan guni ati chatur
You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accomplished,

Ram kaj karibe ko aatur
always keen to carry out the behest's of Shri Ram.

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the

Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya
narration of Shri Ram's Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to

Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava
her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras

Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare
(demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram with great skill.

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored

Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye
Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy.

Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and

Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai
said: "You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat."

Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;

Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave
saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,

Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa
the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha (one of immeasurable dimensions).

Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te
Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe) have been vying with one another in offering homage to your glories.

Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te
How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression of your super excellence.

Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with

Ram milaye rajpad deenha
Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding

Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana
your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known

Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana
all over the Universe.

Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous

Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu
distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit.

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
Carrying the Lord's Signet Ring in your mouth, there is

Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee
hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.

Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete
The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light

Sugam anugraha tumhre tete
with your kind grace.

Ram dware tum rakhvare,
You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram's Divine Abode.

Hoat na agya binu paisare
No one can enter it without your permission,

Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna
All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all

Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na
divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.

Aapan tej samharo aapai
You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the

Teenhon lok hank te kanpai
three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the

Mahavir jab naam sunavai
sheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer!!

Nase rog harai sab peera
All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly

Japat nirantar Hanumant beera
Shri Hanuman's holy name.

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai
Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds

Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai
with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja
All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme

Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja
Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy.

Aur manorath jo koi lavai Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai
Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.

Charon Yug partap tumhara
All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far

Hai persidh jagat ujiyara
and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.

Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and

Asur nikandan Ram dulhare
destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis

Us var deen Janki mata
(power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis (Riches,comfort,power,prestige,fame,sweet relationship etc.) This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.

Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths

Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa
you will always remain Shri Raghupati's most dedicated disciple.

Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram

Janam janam ke dukh bisravai
and become free from sufferings of several births.

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,

Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee
thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord's devotee.

Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as

Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi
devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.

Sankat kate mite sab peera
One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of

Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera
rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory

Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin
over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my supreme guru (teacher).

Jo sat bar path kare kohi
One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the

Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi
bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)

Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa
regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar.

Tulsidas sada hari chera
Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at

Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera
his feet, he prays "Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul."

Pavantnai sankat haran,
Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a

Mangal murti roop.
symbol of Auspiciousness.

Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,
Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.

Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.
Oh! King of Gods

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Hanuman Chalisa

 

 

Hanuman Chalisa is hindi poem written by Mahakavi Goswami Tulsidas in the sixteenth century in praise of Lord Hanuman. It is very popular among a lot of modern hindus and is generally recited on Tuesdays (considered a holy day for devotees of Lord Hanuman).

The poem is called a chalisa as it contains forty (chalis in Hindi) verses. The structure of the poem is extremely simple and rhythmic, thus making it all the more popular. The poem praises Lord Hanuman’s strength and kindness and recounts the Lord’s great deeds.

The text of the Hanuman Chalisa in Latin script is given below.
Here is the Devnagri (Hindi, हिन्दी) version of the Hanuman Chalisa.
Here you can listen to the Hanuman Chalisa audio in mp3.

 


Shri Hanuman Mantra



 

After attending many discourses, I have understood that the recitation of specific Hindu prayers and hymns in Hanuman Chalisa will bestow specific results. I have compiled specific number of the Hymns and the benefits:

1) Chanting the Opening Invocation Hymn of Hanuman Chalisa many times will mitigate the doshas arising out of having insulted knowingly/ unknowingly one's preceptor/ a Rama Bhakta. The hardships in your life will be relieved and you will be blessed with strength and wisdom.

2) Chanting the First Hymn of the Chalisa "Jaya Hanumaan gyaan guna saagar....." will bestow Divine knowledge.

3) Chanting the Third Hymn of Chalisa "Mahaaveer vikrama Bhajrangi....." will remove the bad company of friends or relatives or get rid of your bad habits. It will guide you in your right path.

4) Chanting the Seventh and Eighth Hymns "Vidyavan guni athi chaathur....." will channel a devotee into Rama Bhakti and he will become dear to Shri Rama.

5) Chanting the eleventh Hymn "Laya sanjivan....." will mitigate the effects of poisonous bites and remove fear of snakes.

6) Chanting the Twelfth Hymn will remove misunderstanding between your sons and daughters and will bring unity and affection among them.

7) Chanting the Thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth Hymns will help you to reach name and fame.

8) Chanting the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Hymns will restore lost status or help in getting desired career improvements or promotions.

9) Chanting the Twentieth Hymn will remove obstacles and help in reaching your goals.

10) Chanting the Twenty-second Hymn will provide due protection from adverse planetary effects.

11) Chanting the Twenty-fourth Hymn will drive away all negative energies and evil spirits including black magical deities.

12) Chanting the Twenty-fifth Hymn will restore exuberant health and spirits. The recitation will also give you the ability to withstand physical agony and pain when you are injured or in ailment.

13) Chanting the Twenty-sixth Hymn protects you from general hardships and difficulties.

14) Chanting the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Hymns will bring fulfilment of desires by Divine Blessings.

15) Chanting the Twenty-ninth will take to the pinnacle of name and fame.

16) Chanting the Thirtieth Hymn will help you to conquer evil forces.

17) Chanting the Thirty-first Hymn will help you to master occult powers and great wealth.

18) Chanting the Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Hymns will certainly make you enjoy a self-contented life without any bothers / frustrations. You are assured that at the end of such a self-contented life, you will attain the Lotus feet of Shri Rama.

19) Chanting the Thirty-sixth Hymn will mitigate you from all difficulties and pains.

20) Chanting the Thirty-seventh Hymn will secure the Grace of Shri Hanuman.

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Depiction of Hanuman

Chola Dynasty, 11th Century



 

An idol of Anjani Mata, having son Hanuman in her lap in the Anjani Mata temple, Chomu.


 

Hanuman as Hulikunteraya in Karnataka

 


 

A 17th century painting depicting Hanuman worshiping Lord Rama and his wife Sita. Lakshmana is also seen in this painting from Smithsonian Institution collection.

 


 

 Sculpture of Hanuman carrying the mountain, in a Haridwar temple

 


 

Sree Hanuman in Ramalayam temple located in Andhra Pradesh in Gundugolanu village


 

A Hanuman painting from Bali (1880)


 

 

Hanuman as depicted in Yakshagana, popular folk art of Karnataka


 

A temple to Hanuman near Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka


 

The tallest Hanuman, 85 feet Murti outside of India, located in Trinidad and Tobago

 

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