Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lord Hanuman

Hanuman is a monkey god. He is a noble hero and great devotee of Lord Rama of the Ramayana.

This deity is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. He is pictured as a robust monkey holding a mace (gada) which is a sign of bravery and having a picture of Lord Rama tatooed on his chest which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama.

He is also called Mahaveera (the great hero ) or Pavan-suta (son of air) or Bajarangbali.




Hanuman, the mighty ape that aided Lord Rama in his expedition against evil forces, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu pantheon. Believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. Hanuman's tale in the epic Ramayana - where he is assigned the responsibility to locate Rama's wife Sita abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka — is known for its astounding ability to inspire and equip a reader with all the ingredients needed to face ordeals and conquer obstructions in the way of the world.

The Necessity of a Simian Symbol
Hindus believe in ten avatars of Lord Vishnu among a multitude of gods and goddesses. One of Vishnu's avatars is Rama, who was created to destroy Ravana, the evil ruler of Lanka. In order to aid Rama, Lord Brahma commanded some gods and goddesses to take the avatar of 'Vanaras' or monkeys. Indra, the god of war and weather, was reincarnated as Bali; Surya, the sun god as Sugriva; Vrihaspati, the preceptor of the gods, as Tara, and Pavana, the god of wind, was reborn as Hanuman, the wisest, swiftest and strongest of all apes.

The Birth of Hanuman
The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey — a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she performed intense austerities to please Shiva, who finally granted her the boon that would cure her of the curse.
When Agni, the god of fire, gave Dasharath, the king of Ayodhya, a bowl of sacred dessert to share among his wives so they may have divine children, an eagle snatched a part of the pudding and dropped it where Anjana was meditating, and Pavana, the god of wind delivered the drop to her outstretched hands. After she took the divine dessert, she gave birth to Hanuman. Thus Lord Shiva incarnated as a monkey, and was born as Hanuman to Anjana, by the blessings of Pavana, who thus became Hanuman's godfather.

Hanuman's Childhood
The birth of Hanuman released Anjana from the curse. Before she returned to heaven, Hanuman asked his mother about his life ahead. She assured him that he would never die, and said that fruits as ripe as the rising sun would be his food. Mistaking the glowing sun as his food, the divine baby leapt for it. Indra struck him with his thunderbolt and hurled him down to earth. But Hanuman's godfather, Pavana carried him to the nether world or 'Patala'. As he departed from the earth, all life panted for air, and Brahma had to beg him to return. In order to appease him they conferred a lot of boons and blessings on his foster child that made Hanuman invincible, immortal and super powerful.

Hanuman's Education
Hanuman selected Surya, the sun god as his preceptor, and approached him with the request to teach the scriptures. Surya agreed and Hanuman became his disciple, but had to face his constantly moving guru by traversing the sky backwards at equal pace, while taking his lessons. Hanuman's phenomenal concentration took him only 60 hours to master the scriptures. Surya considered the manner in which Hanuman accomplished his studies as his tuition fees, but when Hanuman requested him to accept something more than that, the sun god asked Hanuman to assist his son Sugriva, by being his minister and compatriot.

Worshiping the Monkey God
On Tuesdays and in some cases, Saturdays, many people keep fast in honour of Hanuman and give special offerings to him. In times of trouble, it is a common faith among Hindus to chant the name of Hanuman or sing his hymn ("Hanuman Chalisa") and proclaim "Bajrangbali Ki Jai" — "victory to thy thunderbolt strength". Once every year — on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (April) at sunrise — Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. Hanuman temples are among the most common public shrines found in India.

The Power of Devotion
The character of Hanuman teaches us of the unlimited power that lies unused within each one of us. Hanuman directed all his energies towards the worship of Lord Rama, and his undying devotion made him such that he became free from all physical fatigue. And Hanuman's only desire was to go on serving Rama. Hanuman perfectly exemplifies 'Dasyabhava' devotion — one of the nine types of devotions — that bonds the master and the servant. His greatness lies in his complete merger with his Lord, which also formed the base of his genial qualities.

Anjaneya Gayatri

Om that Purushaya Vidmahe
Vayu Puthraya Dheemahe
Tanno Maruthi Prachodayaath !

Lord Hanuman sloka
Every time you visit saihanuman , please say your prayers to Lord Ganesha and then try to read below slokas for Lord Hanuman
Manojavam Maaruta Tulya Vegam
Jitendriyam Buddhimataam Varishtam
Vaataatmajam Vaanara Yutha Mukhyam
Sri Rama Dhootham Sirasaa Namaami

Hanuman mantra :

Anjanaa Karppa Sambootham Kumaaram Brahmachaarinam
Dhushtagraha Vinaasaaya Hanumanthaaya Upaasmaye
Aum Shree Sai Naathaaya namaha


Devotion to Lord Hanuman comes due to good deeds ( punya ) of several births as Hanuman blesses us with the following...
1. Good thoughts as what we think must be pure to lead a peaceful life.
2.Good people  near us ( good neighbours and friends )
3. If evil people are there , when we chant Hanumans name, mantra , sloka and also Hanuman Chalisa surely  Hanuman will guide us to come out of pains and problems
4.Hanuman is a God who inspires us with good actions and behaviour.So we will surely be respected by our family, friends and everyone.
5.Devotion to Hanuman will bless us with Will power, strength of mind and also ability to withstand sufferings and gain success.

Shree Hanuman Chalisa by Goswami Tulsidas :

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
Nij mane mukure sudhaari
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
Jo dayaku phal chaari

Budhi Hin Tanu Jaanike
Sumirau Pavan Kumaar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
Harahu Kalesa Vikaar

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Ram doot atulit bal dhaama
Anjani-putra Pavan sut naama

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
Kumati nivaar sumati Ke sangi

Kanchan varan viraaj subesa
Kaanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Haath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
Kandhe moonj janehu saajai

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
Tej prataap maha jag vandan

Vidyavaan guni ati chaatur
Ram kaaj karibe ko aatur

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Raam Lakhan Sitaa man Basiya

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhaava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jaraava

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghaare
Ramachandra ke kaaj sanvaare

Laaye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
Shri Raghuveer Harashi ur laaye

Raghupati Kinhi bahut badaai
Tum mam priye Bharatahi sam bhaai

Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
Asa kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

Sankaadik Brahmaadi Muneesa
Narad Saarad sahit Aheesa

Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Tum upkaar Sugreevahin keenha
Ram milaye raajpad deenha
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab jag jaana

Yug sahastra jojan par Bhaanu
Leelyo taahi madhur phal jaanu

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh maahee
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj naahee

Durgam kaaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Ram dwaare tum rakhvaare,
Hoat na aagya binu paisare

Sab sukh lahai tumhaari sarna
Tum rakshak kaahu ko dar na

Aapan tej samharo aapai
Theenhon lok haank te kaanpai

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
Mahaavir jab naam sunavai

Nase rog harai sab peera
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

Sankat se Hanuman chudaavai
Man Karam Vachan dyaan jo laavai

Sab par Raam tapasvee raja
Thin ke kaj sakal Tum saaja

Aur manorath jo koi lavai
Sohi amit jeevan phal paavai

Chaaron Yug partaap tumhara
Hai persidh jagat ujiyaara

Saadhu Sant ke tum Rakhwaare
Asur nikandan Ram dulhaare

Ashta sidhi naav nidhi ke dhaata
Us var deen Jaanki maata

Ram rasaayan tumhare paasa
Sadaa raho Raghupati ke daasa

Tumhare bhajan Raam ko paavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisraavai

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jaayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

Aur Devtaa Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

Jo sat baar paath kare kohi
Chotehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi saakhi Gaureesa

Tulsidas sadaa hari chera
Keejai Das Hridaye maha dera

Pavan tanai sankat haran,
Mangal murti roop.
Ram Lakhan Sitaa sahit,
Hridaye basahu sur bhoop.

Jai Hanuman
Jai Hanuman

Please read this 108 Astothram of Lord Hanuman. When ever you get time please read this. Hanuman is mostly called Anjaneya in south india.
<span>Sree Anjaneya Ashtothram - 108 sacred names Shree Hanuman</span>
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Om Angenayaya namah
Om Mahaveeraya namah
Om Hanumate namah
Om Marutatmajaya namah
Om Tatva-gnyana-pradaya namah

Om Sita-devi-mudhra-padraya kaya namah
Om Ashokavani-kaachetre namah
Om Sarva-maya-vibham-janaya namah
Om Sarva-banda-vimokthre namah
Om Raksho-vidhvamsa-karakaya namah
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Om Para-vidhya-pariharaya namah
Om Para-shourya-vinashanaya namah
Om Paramamtra-niraakarte namah
Om Parayantra-pradbedakaaya namah
Om Sarwagraha-vinaashine namah

Om Bhimasena-sahayakrute namah
Om Sarwa-dukhaharaaya namah
Om Sarwa-lokachaarinye namah
Om Manojavaaya namah
Om Paarijaata drumulasdhaya namah
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Om Sarwa-mantra-swarupine namah
Om Sarwa-tantra-swarupine namah
Om Sarwa-yantratmakaaya namah
Om Kapeeshwaraaya namah
Om Mahakaayaaya namah

Om Sarwa-rogaharaaya namah
Om Prabhave namah
Om Balasiddhikaraaya namah
Om Sarwa-vidya-sampatpradaa-yakaaya namah
Om Kapisenaa-naayakaaya namah
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Om Bhavishya-chatu-rananaaya namah
Om Kumaara-bramhachaarine namah
Om Ratna-kundala-deeptamate namah
Om Sanchala-dwala-sannaddha-lambamaana shikhojwalaaya namah

Om Gandharwa-vidya-tatwagnyaya namah
Om Mahabala-paraakramaaya namah
Om Kaaraa-gruha-vimoktre namah
Om Shrumkhalaa-bandhamochakaaya namah
Om Saagarottarakaaya namah
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Om Pragnyaya namah
Om Raama-dhutaaya namah
Om Prataapavate namah
Om Vaanaraaya namah
Om Kesaree-sutaaya namah

Om Seetaa-shoka-nivaaranaaya namah
Om Amjanaa-garbha-sambhutaaya namah
Om Baalaarka-sadrushaananaaya namah
Om Vibhishana-priyakaraaya namah
Om Dhashagreva-kulaamtakaaya namah
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Om Lakshana-pranadaataaya namah
Om Vajra-kaayaaya namah
Om Mahadyutaye namah
Om Chinrajeevine namah
Om Raamabhaktaya namah

Om Daitya-kaarya-vighatakaaya namah
Om Akshahamtre namah
Om Kaancha-naabhaya namah
Om Pancha-vaktraya namah
Om Maha-tapaaya namah
Om Lamkhinee-bhamjanaaya namah
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Om Srimate namah
Om Simhaka-pranabhamjanaaya namah
Om Gandha-maadana-sailasdhaya namah
Om Lankaa-puravidaahakaaya namah
Om Sugriva-sachi-vaaya namah

Om Ddhiraaya namah
Om Shuraya namah
Om Daityakulamtakaaya namah
Om Suraarchitaaya namah
Om Mahatejaaya namah
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Om Raama-chudaa-manipradaaya namah
Om Kaama-rupaaya namah
Om Pingalakshaya namah
Om Vaardhi-mainaaka-pujitaaya namah

Om Kabali-kruta-martamda-mamdalaaya namah
Om Vijitem-driyaaya namah
Om Raama-sugriva-samdhaatre namah
Om Maha-raavana-mardhanaaya namah
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Om Spatikaabhaya namah
Om Vaagadhishaya namah
Om Navavya-kruti-panditaaya namah
Om Chatur-bahave namah

Om Deena-bandhave namah
Om Mahatmaya namah
Om Bhaktha-vastalaaya namah
Om Sanjeeva-vanaanna-graaharthe namah
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Om Shuchaye namah
Om Vaagmine namah
Om Drudavrataaya namah
Om Kaalaneme-pramadha-naaya namah

Om Hari-markata-markataaya namah
Om Damtaaya namah
Om Shantaaya namah
Om Prasanaatmane namah
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Om Shatakanta-madaapahrute namah
Om Yogine namah
Om Raamakadhalolaaya namah
Om Seetaanveshana-panditaaya namah

Om Vajra-damstraya namah
Om Vajranakhaya namah
Om Rudhra-veerya-samudbavaaya namah
Om Indhra-jitpra-hitaa-mogha bramhastra nivaarakaaya namah
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Om Paardha-dhwajaagra-samvaasine namah
Om Shara-panjara-bhedhakaaya namah
Om Dashabaahave namah
Om Lokapujyayaa namah

Om Jaamba-vatpri-tiva-rdhanaaya namah
Om Seetaa-sameta sreeraamapaada sevaa Duramdharaaya namah
Om Naanavidha parimal pathra pushpaani samaypyaami!!

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