Hanuman Jayanti: – Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival. This is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Chaitra. This day Hanuman is believed to have been born. It is believed that the full moon on Shukla Paksha of Chaitra, Hanuman, the supreme devotee of Lord Shriram was born from the womb of Anjani.
Every god has one birthdate, but Hanuman Ji has two. Some believe the date of Hanuman Jayanti is in Kartik Krishna Chaturdashi, then some believe that it’s on Chaitra Shukla Purnima.
There are different texts mentioned in this subject, but there are differences in their reasons. First is the Birthday and Second is the Victory Abhinandan Mahotsav.
Hanuman Jayanti 2019 Date : Friday, April 19
Hanuman is a monkey god of Hinduism. The Ramayana reports that Hanuman was indeed an incarnation of the mighty God Shiva, who had manifested on Earth during the period of Rama, one of Vishnu’s incarnations, to assist him in his tasks.
Hanuman manifested himself as a vanara (humanoid ape) and minister of the king of the vanaras, having been one of the great heroes of the epic described in the Ramayana. He was responsible for the discovery of Sita’s captivity in Lanka, the burning of the city and the annihilation of several important relaxases of the Ravana tribe.
Traditionally, Hanuman is considered a symbol of strength, intellect, wisdom, courage, and fearlessness. Hanumanji is remembered in the crisis. He is believed to be the good who eliminate all the obstacles and trouble. Hanuman is also considered as Shivavtar or Rudravtar.
There are also the deities of Rudra who are considered the companions of Devraj Indra. According to Vishnu Purana, the emergence of Rudras was from Brahma. Hanumanji was the son of Rudra named Vasudev or Maruti.
In Hanuman, Ha indicate Brahma, Nu indicate Archana(worshipping), Ma indicates goddess Laxmi and N indicate valor. Hanuman was blessed with the blessings of all the Gods. He was also a servant, ambassador, politician, scholar, guard, speaker, singer, dancer, strong and intelligent. One of the three teachers of classical music was also Hanuman. The other two were Shardul and Kahal. ‘Music Parijat’ is based on Hanumanji’s musical theory.
The Ramayana is not the only text of the Vedic literature mentioned by Hanuman. There is also the Hanuman Chalisa and the Mahabharata.
It is said that the first time the story of Rama was written by Hanumanji and that too on a rock. This Ramkatha was written before Valmiki Ji’s Ramayana and is famous as the Hanumannataka. There is nothing definite about the birthplace of Hanuman.
The tribals of Madhya Pradesh say that Hanumanji was born in village Anjan of Gumla Paramandal of Ranchi district. Karnataka has the impression that Hanumanji was born in Karnataka. The ruins of Pampa and Kishkindha can still be seen in Hampi. In his Ramakatha, Father Kamil Bulke has written that according to some people, Hanuman was born in the monkey-cult.
There is also a different opinion on how Hanumanji was born. It is believed that once Maruti saw Anjani in the forest, he was fascinated by her beauty. He coincided with Anjani and she became pregnant. Another belief is that the air entered the body of Anjani through the ears and she became pregnant.
According to another legend, Maharaja Dasharath was doing Yagya for a son. He gave the pieces of Hawi(a substance such as ghee or sesame that are offered in a fire during Yagya) to his Queens. Some pieces of Hawi was taken away by Garuda. He dropped these pieces to the place where Anjani was doing penance for getting a son. Anjani got pregnant by eating this Hawi and in time she gave birth to Hanumanji.
According to Anand Ramayana, Hanumanji is counted as one amongst the eight immortals. The other seven are Ashwathama, Bali, Vyas, Vibhishan, Narada, Parashurama and Markandeya.
An introduction to the life of Hanumanji
Among the most revered and popular deities in the Hindu, pantheon as well as Ganesha the elephant-headed god, there is Hanuman the monkey-like god worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance, and devotion. Hanuman is also known as Hanumat, Anjaneya son of Anjana, Lankadahi who burned Lanka and Yogachara master of yoga.
He is famous for his role in the epic Ramayana. Here Hanuman is the powerful monkey that helped the god Rama in his expedition against the forces of evil. Considered an incarnation of the god Shiva, he is assigned the responsibility of locating Rama’s wife, Sita abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.
Hanuman is known for his surprising ability to inspire and equip a reader with all the ingredients necessary to face and overcome all the daily trials of life.
Lord Hanuman was a great Divine devotee of Lord Rama. In Hindu Traditional and Historical Stories, the name of Lord Hanuman is mentioned in many places. Lord Shiva declared Ram as his deity and Shiva expressed his wish to embrace the earth to serve him.
When Sati protested and said that she would remember him, Shiva promised to send only one part of himself to the earth and therefore remained with her on Kailash.
He was thinking about how to resolve this issue of in which form he should take birth on earth. If he takes the shape of a human, then he will violate the religion of service, because the servant should not be bigger than the master. Shiva eventually decided to take the form of a monkey, because it is humble, it’s needs and lifestyle are simple.
There is no need for shelter, no need for cooked food, and there are no rules of caste and living standards. This will allow maximum scope for service. So he took the form of Hanumanji.
According to astrology, Hanumanji was born 1 crore 85 lakhs, 58 thousand and 115 years ago at the last stage of Tretayuga. He was born on Chaitra Purnima, Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. His father’s name was Kesari and mother’s name was Anjana.
Initially, Anjana used to be an angel in Brahmalok. But she was cursed by Brahma to be born on Earth. In her childhood Anjana saw a monkey standing on his feet and meditating, then she threw the fruit to that monkey and killed it. The monkey turned into a sage and he became angry when his austerity broke.
He cursed Anjana that on the day when she would love someone, at that moment she would become a monkey. Anjana apologized and asked the sage to forgive her. But the sage did not listen and cursed Anjana and said that after falling in love, she will become a monkey but her son will be the form of Lord Shiva.
After some time, Anjana started living in the forests. There she met Kesari and then fallen in love with him. She then turned into a monkey. Kesari introduced himself to Anjana that he was the king of monkeys. Anjana looked carefully and found that Kesri had such a face that he could make his face from human to monkey and from monkey to human.
On receiving an offer from Kesari, Anjana accepted and both were married. Anjana made a great austerity and sought a son like him from Lord Shiva.
On the other hand, King Dasharath of Ayodhya organized Yagya for the son’s achievement. After pleasing Agni Dev, he wished children with divine qualities. Agnideva was pleased and gave Dasarath a holy Haluwa( a kind of sweet), which he distributed to three wives.
The king delivered Halwa to the elderly queen by the kite. On the way, some halwa dropped where Anjana was meditating. She accepted it and ate the halwa. After eating it, she felt that Lord Shiva had settled in the womb. After this, she gave birth to Hanuman Ji.
Lord Hanuman is said to be a Vayuputra because of him Haluwa had fallen where Anjana was meditating. On the birth of Lord Hanuman, Mother Anjana was released from her curse and went back to heaven.
Another legend describes some other form of stories regarding the birth of Hanuman. Anjana was a beautiful woman who longed to become a mother. Every day she prayed for a child. Vayu, the god of wind, admired her so much for her constancy, that he decided to help her.
He blessed some grains of rice and sent them to her through his bird friends. While Anjana was praying, her hands raised to heaven, ready to receive divine grace. The birds gave her the grains of rice, which she promptly ate as a divine gift. So she became pregnant with Anjaneya, which means “the son of Anjana”.
After his birth, he was named as Maruti by Vayudev. Later due to the breaking of his chin due to Vajra, he was called Hanuman. He is also known as Bajrang Bali, Maruti, Anjani Sut, Kesari Nandan, Sankat Mochan, Pavanaputra, Mahavir, Kapish and Shankar Suvan.
He is known as Bajrangbali because his body was like a thunderbolt. He is also known as wind-son. Pawandeva or Vayudeva (the god of air) played an important role in the upbringing of Hanuman.
Hanuman Ji was the best in strength, intelligence, technique, and knowledge. His initial education was done by his mother Anjana. And after that, when he grew up, on the request of Pavanadev he was sent to Surya Dev to get an education where he got complete knowledge in just 7 days and got absorbed in Ram.
According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Hanuman Ji is shown as a very strong man with the mouth of the apes. His body is very muscular and strong. Janeu hangs on his shoulder. Hanuman Ji is shown only with a naked body wearing a nappy or dhoti. He is shown wearing a golden crown on his head and gold jewelry on his body. He has a long tail similar to the apes. His main weapon is considered bludgeon.
One day after his birth, his mother left him in the ashram to bring fruit. When the baby Hanuman was hungry, he began to fly in the sky thinking the rising sun as fruit and wanted to eat it. To help him, the wind also ran very fast. On the other hand, Lord Sun allowed them to come near him because he was just an innocent child.
At the time when Hanuman wanted to catch the sun, Rahu wanted to set eclipse on the sun. When Rahul saw Hanuman, he thought him as other Rahu. He got frightened and fled from there. He complained to Indra saying “Devraj! You gave me sun and moon as a means of restoring my appetites. On the new moon day, when I went to hide the sun, I saw that the other Rahu is going to catch the sun. ”
Listening to Rahu, Indra got scared and took him along and walked towards the sun. Seeing Rahu, Hanuman attacked Rahu. When Rahu called Indra for protection, he struck Hanumanji with vajra so that he fell on a mountain and his left chin broke. Seeing this condition of Hanuman, Vayudeva got angry. He stopped his movement, no creature in the world could breathe, and all the suffering began to aggravate.
Then all Sur, Asur, Yaksha, Kinnar, etc. went to the refuge of Brahma Ji. Brahma went to Vayudev with all of them. He was depressed with Hanuman on his lap. When Brahmaji resurrected him, Vayudev took away the pain of all creatures by commencing his motion. Then Brahma blessed Hanuman and said that no weapon can harm him.
Indra said that his body would be harder than thunderbolt. Surya Dev said that he would give him the power of his heat and also blessed the knowledge of the scriptures.
Varundev said that this child will always be safe with his loop and water. Yamadev blessed made him free from all the diseases and sickness. Yaksha Kubera, Vishwakarma, etc. also blessed him.
Only because of the boon given by Sun God, Hanuman became the Supreme. Surya Dev gave him the hundredth part of his heat and also said that when this child grows up, he himself will give knowledge of the scriptures. Sun God also made him a good speaker and master of amazing personality.
Yama Raja had given this boon to Hanuman that he would be free of his punishment and at the same time, he would not even become part of the Yama’s wrath. Kuber had given this boon to Hanuman that Kuber’s bludgeon would not harmful him in the battle. Kuber freed Hanuman from the effect of all his weapons.
Mahadev gave this boon to Kapish that he could not die from any weapon. Devshilpi Vishwakarma gave Hanuman such power, due to which he will not be able to die from any weapon created by Vishwakarma. As well as a boon for Hanuman to become Chiranjeevi( immortal).
Indra Dev gifted this blessing to Hanuman that his vajra would not even hurt Mahavir. Hanuman’s chin was fragmented by Indra Dev, so Indra gave him Hanuman name. Varun Dev gifted a blessing for Hanuman to live for one million years. Varun Dev said that even after the age of one million years, he would not die due to water.
Parampita Brahma, who took out Hanuman from the unconscious state, also blessed Hanuman to be a saint and intellect. At the same time, Brahma Ji also blessed him that he would be free from all kinds of weapons of Brahma and would be able to bear the pace and take form according to his will.
In childhood, Hanuman was very playful and naughty. In addition, he did many such tricks which were not possible for the children of his age. Very often, he would reach the ashram of sages and monks and do such things which would break the penance of the sages.
Over time, his naughtiness multiplied. Because of this, the sage and Muni were also worried along with his parents. One day his parents went to the ashram of sages and monks and said to them, “We have received this child with the effect of harsh tenacity. Please bless him with the change in his behavior.”
Rishis and Munis consulted with each other and decided that if the child Hanuman forgets his powers, his naughtiness would be controlled. Rishis and Munis cursed Hanuman Ji, “You forget your strength till someone approves of you and your strength, then your strength will increase.” Due to this curse, the strength and power of Hanuman Ji decreased and he started to meditate with a gentle temperament.
In the Ramayana of Valmiki, considered the first and most important of all, and also in the popular Ramacharitamanasa, of the poet Tulasidas, written in the sixteenth century.
Ramachandra and his brother Lakshmana, already looking for Sita, who had been kidnapped by Ravana, passed by a place called Pampa Sarovara when they were sighted by Sugriva. Afraid that they would be murdered by their brother Vali to kill him, Sugriva ordered his then minister, Hanuman, to find out who those two humans were.
Hanuman, disguised as a mendicant brahmana, stood before the brethren, offered obeisances and spoke in a very sweet and pleasant language: “As ascetics of such remarkable value, infallible feats, magnificent appearance, resembling two royal sages or gods, with vows of so severe austerity, have come to this region?
Carrying arches that shine brightly like rainbows, like two jewels among men visit this place? You are beings endowed with the sight of a lion, possessed of strength and courage capable of destroying enemies full of glory and splendor. You are distinguished from others by your noble march like a bull, arms that resemble the trunk of an elephant and radiance shining like the gods. You are worthy of sovereignty. “
Rama, impressed by Hanuman’s sweet speech, said to his brother, “The charm of his voice is impressive. He uses the right words at the right time. He is pleasant, gentle and grave in his speech, which is very attractive to the heart. He must be thoroughly acquainted with Rig, Yajur and Sama Vedas. No one can be so gentle without studying these Vedas.
As he spoke, there was not even a flaw in any part of his body, which shows his impressive focus. Without a controlled mind, a person can not help but use the wrong words. His speech can even gain from an enemy with the sword raised. If I can have a person like this as an associate, I will certainly succeed. “
After this brief encounter, Hanuman led Rama and Lakshmana to the presence of Sugriva, where they sealed a pact of mutual cooperation. Rama would help Sugriva regain his kingdom and defeat his brother Vali. Sugriva, in turn, would help Rama find His wife.
However, once his kingdom was restored, Sugriva was lost amid great sensory gratification with wine and consorts, completely forgetting his promise to help Rama soon after the four months of the rainy season.
Rama was disconsolate, and Lakshmana, enraged. Hanuman promptly warned Sugriva of his terrible oblivion, reminding him of how Rama had helped him readily. The search for Sita began.
Search parties were sent from every direction of the globe, and Hanuman stayed on a strong expedition that included Jambavan, Nila and Angada, Sugriva’s nephew. Rama, relying entirely on Hanuman’s ability, described his wife to him and gave him a ring, which was to be shown to Sita so she would know that Hanuman was an envoy of her husband.
After a long period of fruitless search, the group with Hanuman, who had been sent south, met Sampati, brother of Jatayu, who had lost his life trying to rescue Sita from the hands of Ravana. Sampati gave them the location of Lanka, the kingdom of Ravana.
When they reached the shores of the ocean, the group was desolate, for the distance between the continent and the kingdom on an island was more than 1200km. Angada made sure he could jump that distance, but only once. Jambavan mourned for being too old and addressed Hanuman, reminding him of his indescribable powers.
When Hanuman remembered the blessings he had received, he began to expand into a gigantic form and exclaimed vehemently: “Jaya Sri Rama! Victory to Sri Rama! “, Emphasizing the power of the holy name in his task for Lord Ramachandra!
During his jump, Hanuman was tested three times. At first, the golden mountain Mainaka appeared in front of the mighty monkey, offering him a place to rest. Hanuman thanked him but said he did not have time for it. Subsequently, Surasa appeared in front of him, saying that he would devour him. Hanuman expanded his size, while Surasa did the same.
They both followed in this until Hanuman stood on the stature of a thumb and entered Surasa’s body, heading for her stomach. Surasa, who was a mother of the Naga race (snake) in disguise, had a blessing of being able to eat whatever she wanted. Hanuman went to her stomach, came out and said with the palms of his hands together: “I have protected the blessing obtained by you.
Now that you’ve eaten me and I left, give me permission to go find Sita. ” Impressed by his clever victory, Surasa revealed herself and offered her blessings. Hanuman then met Simhika, who, because of her mystical powers, prevented Hanuman from moving by seizing his shadow. Once again, the monkey became tiny, entering the body of that demonic being and scratching its organs with his sharp claws.
After arriving at Lanka, Hanuman assumed a tiny form and entered the palace of Ravana, which was indescribably beautiful. Musicians played to the satisfaction of the king, while many beautiful women stretched out on the floor, utterly intoxicated.
In his search for Sita, Hanuman saw the main queen, Mandodari, whose beauty was radiant. But she was certainly not Sita, for she was very sumptuously dressed and said inauspicious words as she slept. Surely, Sita would not decorate for any man other than Rama.
Continuing his quest, Hanuman caught sight of several beautiful women drunk and dressed improperly. Being a celibate, he pondered whether he was not incurring a sinful activity. Concluding that what determines whether an act is virtuous or not is the goal, Hanuman understood that all this was to find Sita and not satisfy his senses.
After much searching, Hanuman, already almost despondent, saw in the moonlight a beautiful place known as Ashoka Vatika. In that still unexplored grove, he saw, from the top of a tree, a sad woman, dressed in worn clothing, a lean body of fasting, and her face covered with tears.
Shortly thereafter, Ravana arrived, trying once more to get Sita to surrender to him. After leaving the ruler of Lanka, who was frustrated by Sita’s refusals, Hanuman pondered how he could approach. If he did it incorrectly, Sita would think he was Ravana in disguise, since the king of the rakshasas race could take whatever shape he wanted. If she screamed, the rakshasis watching her would attack.
Thus, after long meditation, Hanuman began to sing the glories of Rama and his incredible activities, attracting attention and pacifying Sita’s heart. When he came before her, he presented himself and put himself at her service.
After describing the beauty of Rama, Hanuman reached out his hands and showed the ring. Recognizing the object immediately, Sita wept with emotion, shedding tears of love and longing. For her, her beloved husband and his ring were no different.
After being thanked numerous times, Hanuman proposed that Sita sit on his back and flee with him, back to the company of Rama. She did not accept, saying that she should be rescued only by her husband, and asked how he was in her absence.
Hanuman said then that Rama only cried with longing and was so thin that that ring no longer fit in his fingers, once when he used to be strong. Sita, with complete faith in her husband’s loyal servant, told him to hurry and quickly bring Rama to the rescue.
Sita then narrated a confidential story for Hanuman to tell Rama and give Him the assurance of His meeting with her. In addition, she asked the monkey god to give her husband a shiny jewel, which was now attached to his clothes.
Sita, enchanted by the feat of Hanuman, glorified him by saying that only he, Vayu, and Garuda could cross the ocean like that. No one else. Sita was very pleased with him. And she also blessed him with immortality and that he would protect his devotees by staying with Ram in every age. Humbly, Hanuman proceeded to glorify the other monkeys, Rama, Lakshmana, and Sugriva, considering himself a mere soldier.
His mission was to find Sita, to return and to warn the others. But Hanuman, as a perfect servant, thought this was incomplete. Aiming to test the true enemy power, Hanuman began to destroy the trees in Ashoka’s forest, Ravana’s favorite.
When this news reached the palace, the king dispatched 80,000 rakshasas to capture him. Unsuccessfully, the chief minister’s sons went to the fight only to be easily defeated by Hanuman, who is a gigantic way shouted “Jaya Sri Ram!”. Akshaya Kumara, son of Ravana, also tried to stop the monkey, but it was another failure.
Enraged, Ravana sent his eldest son, the mighty Indrajit. Hanuman thus let himself be captured to have a face-to-face encounter with Ravana.
Hanuman had already seen Ravana twice, but never in his splendor and glory. Seeing him sumptuously seated on his magnificent throne, with his beautiful golden crown and bosom anointed with aromatic oils, Hanuman was delighted. He thought How magnificent is this king of devils! What an impressive personality! What radiant force! If he were not opposed to virtue, he could be a protector of the divine abodes, including that of Indra!
Announcing to the assembly, Hanuman demanded that Ravana return Sita immediately. Prompted by his pious brother Vibhishana, who would later become an ally of Rama in battle, that killing a messenger was forbidden by the scriptures.
Ravana set fire to the tip of Hanuman’s long tail, which, after releasing, leaped from roof to roof, setting fire to the capital of Lanka, leaving intact only the palace of Vibhishana. Thus, Hanuman was able to know all the royal premises and attest to the weaknesses of the enemy city.
However, shortly after burning Lanka, Hanuman was sorry. “Did I kill Sita? If I did, I must die immediately. How can I meet Sugriva, Rama, and Lakshmana? The nature of anger is unstable and dominated by a qualitative way of passion.
Overwhelmed by this, I could not protect Sita. ” After a moment of tension, Hanuman, who was extremely erudite, concluded: “Fire could never cause Sita any harm, for fire does not harm the fire. She is protected by her immaculate character and also by the power of Rama.
In fact, it is by the glory of Rama and Sita that this fire, whose natural function is to consume whatever it touches, did not burn me. If this flame did not even burn my tail, how could it burn Sita? ” Hanuman went to Ashoka Vatika and was relieved to see Mata Sita. Lord Shani was also in the custody of Ravan when Hanuman reached Lanka in search of Sita.
When Hanuman Ji’s tail was set on fire, he spread fire to Lanka with the help of his tail. Then he found Lord Shani in the basement of Ravana’s palace. On the humble request of Lord Saturn, Shri Hanuman Ji freed him from prison.
Lanka was mixed in ashes and Shri Hanuman received the help of Lord Saturn in an effort to ruin Lanka. Since Hanuman freed Shani from the prison, he asked Hanuman if he could do any service for him. He promised Hanuman that whoever worship Hanuman, he would not torment them.
In giving the news to Rama, Lakshmana and Sugriva, Hanuman, always glorified by his unparalleled speech, found an incredible way to announce his achievement. Still descending from the sky, he exclaimed: “I have found Sita I!” If I said, “I found Sita,” the first word Rama would hear would be “I,” which does not say whether Sita was seen or not. After all, he could say “I did not find Sita”.
If he started with “Sita,” Rama would still not know the status of His beloved wife. Therefore, Hanuman, trying to minimize the anxiety of Rama, began his sentence with “I found Sita”, considering less relevant the fact that he was the author of the feat. “I found Sita myself.” Great.
After hearing the whole narrative, Rama commented on how Hanuman had saved the entire Raghu dynasty from destruction with his feet and completed: “I am sorry for being in such a sad situation and not being able to honor you on the same level as your magnificent act. All I have and all I can give you now is this hug. ” Hanuman said Nothing can be greater than that. This is the goal of the greatest sages and mystics.
In the war, Hanuman displays powers (Sidhis), being able to fly and to change of size. In the course of the battle, Rama and Lakshmana are imprisoned by Ahiravana, an uncle of Ravana. To rescue them Hanuman faces the Raxasa, which can only be defeated if five bonfires are erased simultaneously. To achieve this, Hanuman assumes a five-headed form:
- Sri Hanuman, his normal monkey head.
- Sri Garuda, the eagle’s head. The allusion to Vishnu’s mount.
- Sri Varaha, the head of a boar. It represents the third incarnation of Vishnu.
- Sri Narasimha, the lion’s head. It represents the fourth incarnation of Vishnu.
- Sri Hayagriva, the horse’s head. It represents another avatar.
During Ram and Ravana battle, Laxman was hit by Meghnath and he went in a kind of coma. It was necessary to give him Sanjeevani Buti to take him.out of the effect of the arrow of Meghnath. For which Hanuman went in search of the Buti.
When Hanuman Ji couldn’t identify the Buti, he lifted the whole mountain. When Hanuman Ji was crossing Ayodhya taking the mountain in his hands, he was wounded. As he was crossing Ayodhya, Bharat, the younger brother of Ram, saw him and thought that some of the guards are going to attack Ayodhya from this mountain.
Bharat then took an arrow with the name of Ram and
While expressing a lot of regrets, Bharat offered Hanuman a fire arrow, which Hanuman could use as a ride to reach the war zone? But Hanuman rejected the proposal and started flying, and he continued his journey with his injured leg.
During the great battle of Lanka, Hanuman repeatedly saved Rama, Lakshmana, and the entire army. Curious as God often leaves His devotee in a higher position just to honor Him. To reach Lanka, Rama had to build a bridge. Hanuman simply jumped.
Thus, Krishna, the source of all divine manifestations, shows that the one devoted to Him is the best among beings. As a remover of diseases, even a balm for the Personality of Godhead, Rama. Hanuman exhibited several feats during the war, carrying a mountain of the Himalayas, which had several medicinal herbs, reviving part of the monkey army, Rama and Lakshmana.
There were several rescues. When abducted by Mahiravana, Rama and Lakshmana were taken to an inhospitable place and saved by Hanuman, who exhibited his beautiful five-headed deity, meditating on the divine forms of Hayagriva, Varahadeva, Garuda, and Nrisimhadeva.
Lines of Hanuman Chalisa ” Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Data” means that Mother Goddess Sita has blessed Hanuman with such a boon. That Hanuman even in Kalyug can bless anyone with eight Sidhhi and nine Nidhi. Even today it is believed that wherever Ramayana is read and heard, Hanuman Ji is present in the invisible form.
After the death of Ravana and victory over Lanka, Lord Ram gave this boon to Hanuman, “As long as my story remains popular in this world, then your body will remain alive and your Kirti will also remain indefinitely.”
One day after the exile, when Sita and Ram came back to Ayodhya, Hanuman saw Mother Sita wearing sindoor and asked what it shows? Mata Sita replied that this is a tradition that married women do for the longevity of their husband’s life.
So Hanuman went and he covered his whole body with sindoor for the protection of Rama. Seeing this Rama was very impressed with him and blessed him that whoever offers him sindoor, he would have no obstacles in his life.
At the end of the war, back to Ayodhya, Rama gave gifts to all who helped him during the episodes in Lanka. Hanuman wanted nothing. But when he saw him, Rama was seized by strong emotion and embraced him lovingly, saying that he could never repay him for all his help and dedication.
Sita, however, insisted that Hanuman deserved more honor than anyone and asked him to ask for a gift. Hanuman, humble, did not ask for anything. So Sita gave him a necklace of precious stones that adorned his neck. When he received the gift, Hanuman began to dismantle the necklace, looking intently at each stone.
Without understanding why he was destroying such a valuable gift, Hanuman explained to everyone that he was searching inside the stones to see if Sita and Rama were there because if they were not, the necklace would have no value to him.
Some in the assembly began to mock Hanuman, saying that such a level of profound reverence and love for the transcendental couple was impossible. the necklace would have no value to him. Someone said to him “And your heart? If you do not find Rama in your heart, is it useless? “They challenged. In response, Hanuman opened his chest and everyone was puzzled to see Rama and Sita enthroned in his heart!
One day a great devotee of Rama approached Hanuman asking if it was true that Rama had a diary with the names of His great devotees. Hanuman said that he should seek Rama directly; promptly followed. Rama, without much enthusiasm, pointed to a large dairy and the devotee was very happy to see his name among the first.
However, he did not find Hanuman’s name! Confused, he returned and told Hanuman about the great book and the great monkey’s absence among the names. “Did you see the little one too?” Surprised to learn that there were two diaries, the devotee rushed to see Rama again and asked about the smaller book.
Amazed, Rama took a small diary, hidden in His clothes, and delivered it to His devotee. He saw Hanuman first on the list, which had few names but did not find his. “What’s the difference between the two?” He asked. Rama said The great contains names of devotees who always remember me. The little one has the names of those special devotees I always remember.
After the end of Sri Lanka War, the coronation of Rama in the form of King of Ayodhya was performed. Finally, peace prevailed in the state. Hanuman used to love Ram, and he left everything in the service of Ram, he practically abandoned everything. Sitaji often thought about it and one day, she decided to do something about it, and she told Ram to relieve Hanuman from his duties.
Nevertheless, Sita, Bharat, and Shatrughna split all the duties in their own right and all things were done to free Hanuman. With sad feelings, Hanuman argued that an important task still remains to be done. When Ram used to yawn, he used his fingers. It would take a lifetime for this job.
So Hanuman spent the whole day sitting near Rama and likewise. To respect his chief devotee, Lord Rama – kept yawning gleefully and repeatedly. Sita was in this dilemma, she asked for the help of Guru Vashishth. He then urged Hanuman to end this never-ending task. He said to Hanuman that This world is infinite in front of Rama, but Ram is thankful to him.
There are many stories illustrating Hanumanji’s loving service devoid of personal interests. Rama asked if Hanuman had any desire and he replied: “May my supreme affection for You be eternal. Let my love remain unshakable.
May the life in my body continue as long as Your glories are sung and heard on the surface of this earth. ” Rama once again embraced him and said that he would give his life for every service Hanuman rendered and remain forever indebted to him. Therefore, wherever the glories of Rama and Sita are sung, there is Hanuman to hear them. Eternally.
After returning to Ayodhya, Ram thought of organizing the Yagya. Bharat’s son Puskal and Shatrughana were given the task of protecting the horse against the enemy. When horses reached Devpur, Veer Muni and his son were the owners of that – who were devotees of Lord Shiva.
Without their permission,
He said that even though he was the part of Lord Shiva and devotee of Rama, but at the time he was his enemy and he kept fighting with him. Shiva was impressed with this achievement of Hanuman and later helped take care of
According to the Hanuman narration, Hanuman is one of the four who has heard of Bhagavad Gita from Krishna and has seen Vishwaroop of Krishna. The other three were Arjun, Sanjay and Barbarika the son of Ghatotkach. Narada Purana depicts Hanuman as the master of vocal music and as a joint power of Shiva and Vishnu.
The god of death Yama was afraid of Hanuman. Hanuman Ji used to protect the door of Ram’s palace and it was clear that no one can take away Rama from him. To get Yama admitted, it was necessary to wander Hanuman’s mind.
Then Rama dropped his ring into a crack in the palace floor and requested that Hanuman should go to fetch it. Later Hanuman realized that it was not an accident that the ring had been found in the Naaglok. It was Ram’s way of saying that he could not stop the coming death.
Ram will die, the world will die. His last promise to Ram was that until Ram’s name is remembered and worshiped, he will remain secretly on earth. Even after Rama dies, Hanuman remains on earth as an immortal. In “Mahabharata” he appears to test the humility of Bhima (the middle brother of Yuddhishtira and Arjuna), and eventually, Krishna forces Hanuman to serve Arjuna in the war.
Hanuman is considered to be Bhim’s brother because his father was also Pavanadev. During the exile of Pandavas, Hanuman came in front of Bhima, disguised as a weak and old monkey so that he could reduce his ego. Hanuman had placed his tail on Bhim’s path. Describing his identity, Bhima asked him to withdraw his tail from the way.
Hanuman refused to leave. When Bhima said again, he asked Bhima to simply lift his tail and go on his way. Bhima tried to remove his tail but he was unable to do despite his great power, then Bhima felt that he was not a common monkey. He asked Hanuman to show his true identity. Hanuman revealed himself in front of Bhima. This way he eradicates the pride and ego of Bhima.
In an argument between Hanuman and Arjun, Arjuna claimed that he could rebuild the bridge constructed by the Vanar Sena during Rama and Ravana battle using his archery skills. Hanuman challenged whether Arjuna could build a bridge that could face his weight.
Arjuna made a bridge in a moment and when Hanuman stepped on it, the entire bridge broke up. Arjuna decided to end his life being extremely disappointed. At this Lord Krishna gave a vision and asked Arjuna to build the bridge with the name of Shri Ram.
Arjun constructed the bridge and asked Hanuman to walk on it. Despite his greatest efforts, Hanuman could not break the bridge. At this time Hanuman saw Lord Rama in Lord Krishna, and he said that if the army left him alone, then he would be on the flag of Arjun in the battle of Mahabharata.
He promised Arjun to help him in the war by being on Arjun’s chariot flag. Thus he remained stationary the flag and secured the victory of Arjuna in the war of Mahabharata.
Power of devotion
The figure of Hanuman is rich in stories and legends that have made Hanuman the archetype of the perfect devoted “bhakta”, a symbol of attitude, honesty, strength, faith but also a protector of cities and villages, fighters and acrobats. He is also famous for his profound knowledge of grammar and all sciences.
The character of Hanuman teaches us the unlimited power that is found unused within each of us. Hanuman directed all his energies towards the worship of the god Rama, and his unchanging devotion made him so free from any physical exhaustion.
And Hanuman’s only desire was to continue serving Rama. Hanuman perfectly exemplifies the “Dasyabhava” devotion – one of the nine types of devotions – that binds the master and the servant. His greatness lies in his complete fusion with his Lord, who also formed the basis of his brilliant qualities.
Hanuman is usually depicted red, like a robust man, with a monkey face, a long tail, and a mace. And in his devotee appearance of the god Rama, he appears mostly kneeling at the feet of the god. On Tuesdays and in some cases on Saturdays, many people honor Hanuman and offer him special offers.
In times of difficulty, it is a common faith among Hindus to chant the name of Hanuman or to sing his hymn “Hanuman Chalisa” and to proclaim “Bajrangbali Ki Jai” – “victory to your lightning force”. Once a year – on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (April) at dawn – Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.
The temples of Hanuman are among the most widespread public shrines in Nepal, and wherever there is a temple dedicated to Rama, Hanuman is always present. In the temples where Hanuman is the main deity, it is covered with vermilion.
When prayers are offered, it is customary for the priest to put a vermilion point on the devotee’s forehead as a blessing. The use of vermilion can be traced back to Ramayana, since then, remembering the deep relationships between Rama and Hanuman, the vermilion dissolved in oil is offered to Hanuman. The cladding ceremony of the Hanuman idol with vermilion is literally called “offering clothes to Hanuman”.
But what Hanuman has that makes him so special and unique among the millions of other Vedic deities is a point to be considered. No other being, not even Sri Krishna, Sri Rama or Sri Shiva, has as many temples scattered throughout Nepal as Hanumanji.
The protector of the devotees expands his abode by all the sacred places. Wherever the name of God is sung, there he is to ensure the safety of all. What does he gain in return? Just more divine love in his immense heart.
This point is essential. In the epic Ramayana, the oldest of humankind, which describes the transcendental activities of Sri Rama, the divine incarnation as the ideal king. Hanuman sacrifices everything for his devotion and friendship to Sri Rama.
He had nothing personal, and his happiness was that of his Lord. Although he was the one who most served Rama, his only request was to remain present wherever the glories of his king were sung. He did not even long for protection. In fact, it was he who protected Rama and Lakshmana several times in the battle of Lanka.
He did not require a kingdom of his own, an expensive follower or gift, and is, therefore, a prime example of altruism. Sugriva got help from Rama to beat his brother Vali and rule Kishkindha. Vibhisana inherited Lanka after the death of his brother Ravana. Even Jatayu attained liberation by attempting to rescue Sita and surrender his life.
Hanuman did not ask or received absolutely “nothing”. Just hugs and the love of Ramachandra. Hanumanji, despite not being human, personifies the qualities that all seek to succeed in their lives, possessing humility, wisdom, proper speech, obedience, truthfulness, renunciation, strength, and determination.
Radhanatha Swami comments that the beings who came to Hanuman during his jump to cross the ocean of Lanka bring important lessons. Mainaka (golden mountain) – the temptation to seek comfort before reaching our real goal.
Simhika (shadow) – as we strive to attain bhakti (devotion), people will punish us, criticize us and misinterpret us; we must be willing to tolerate. Surasa (serpent) – be envious of people in a higher position and try to hinder their progress. This is the jealousy of the mind. Through devotional service, we have to devour Simhika, who represents envy.
The procedure which was adopted by Hanuman in finding Sita is very significant. He had been looking for her for a long time, and when he saw her, he could have quickly gone to her and caused a great uproar. His thoughtful manner has shown how to control anxiety, which, several times, ruins goals when one is about to reach them.
Hanuman’s character was so immaculate and free from envy that he was able to see qualities even in his greatest enemy. Ravana, despite having contributed to various material advances in human society, was a classic villain. He killed, enslaved, kidnapped, even robbed his relatives, distrusted everyone, and even raped a celestial maiden. However, Hanuman still knew his qualities.
Reflections: how many times do we retreat in front of tasks that we consider impossible, or even just a little difficult? We often forget about our divine part, which allows us to accomplish the impossible. It is only by coming into contact with our Shraddha (faith in our abilities, in our deepest nature) that we can move forward, jump over the oceans and change the world.
Interesting facts about Hanuman
At present, if a person desires to get courage and strength in his life then he is advised to worship Lord Hanuman. The reason is that in Hindu mythology, Hanuman is said to be the most powerful god. People believe that Hanumanji is still on earth. So why not know some interesting facts of this beloved God.