Lord Hanuman


Sri Hanuman

Characteristics :

Strength, Divinity and Quick Wits

Other Names :

Pawanputra, Marutinandan, Bajrangbali, Anjaniputra

Principal Scriptures:

Ramayana, Shiva Mahapurana

Mula Mantra :

Om Shri Hanumate Namah

Hanuman Gayatri Mantra:

Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dheemahi
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat



Hanuman is considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman, a great disciple of Sri Rama, is the symbol of devotion and dedication. Lord Hanumana is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. Hanuman is in the form of Vaanar (monkey). He is usually pictured as a strong monkey holding a gada (mace) which is a sign of bravery and having a picture of Lord Rama on his chest which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama.

Birth of Hanuman
Hanuman was born in the Treta Yuga, to Anjana, a female vanara and Kesari, a strong vanara .This birth was planned by the Supreme lord with a perfect idea in the mind. The combination of Vanara and the celestial gave Hanuman strength, divinity and quick wits - his main characteristics. Being Anjana's son, Hanuman is also called Anjaneya, which plainly means "arising from Anjana".

Hanuman- The Brahmachaari

Hanuman remained a Brahmachaari throughout his life, an unmarried, celibate god. He is especially popular with body-builders, who believe that like him, one need to be celibate in order to have a strong body. Hanuman always treated women in the form of Mother and Sister. There are many incidences in the great epic Ramayana where this fact is proved.


Lord Hanuman - A Great Disciple

Hanuman has intense love for his Lord Rama which can be considered from this instance. Once Hanuman was asked by Sri Rama, "How do you consider me?". Hanuman said: "Oh Lord, while I identify myself with my body, I am Thy servant. When I consider myself an individual soul, I am Thy part. But when I look upon myself as the spirit, I am one with Thee. This is my firm conviction."


Worship of Hanuman

Hanuman is worshipped for his strength, agility and valor. The worship of Hanuman, symbolizes the worship of the Supreme Lord, for acquiring knowledge, physical and mental strength, truthfulness, sincerity, self-sacrifice, modesty, loyalty, and profound devotion to the Lord. Sri Hanuman was blessed by Sri Rama with immortality (chiranjeevi). Every temple of Sri Rama contains an idol of Hanuman. Worship of Hanuman is considered mandatory to complete the worship of Lord Rama.

During Chaitra (in between March-April), Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to honor the birth of Hanuman, the monkey god widely acclaimed throughout India.


Hanuman Aarti

Hanuman Aarti completes the worship or prayers made to the God. It is believed that aarti provides a completion to the puja .This aarti of Shri Hanuman is also known Bajrangbali Aarti.

Aarati Keejai Hanuman Lalaa Kee,
Dushta Dalan Raghunath Kalaa Kee,

Jaakay Bal Say Girivar Kaapay,
Roga Dosha Jaakay Nikat Na Jhaakay,

Anjani Putra Mahaa Baldayee,
Santan Kay Prabhu Sadaa Sahaayee

Day Veeraa Raghunath Pathaayay
Lankaa Jaaree Seeya Sudhi Laaye

Lankaa So Kota Samudra See Khaayee,
Jaata Pavansut Baar Na Laayee,

Lankaa Jaari Asur Sab Maaray,
Seeyaa Raamjee Kay Kaaj Savaaray,

Lakshman Moorcheet Paray Dharanee May,
Aani Sajeevan Praan Ubaaray,

Paithi Pataal Towri Yam Kaaray,
Ahiraavan Ke Bhujaa Ukhaaray,

Baaya Bhuja Asur Sanhaaray,
Dahinay Bhujaa Sab Sant Ubaaray,

Sur Nar Muni Jan Aarati Utaaray,
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Jee Uchaaray,

Kanchan Thaar Kapoor Kee Baatee,
Aarati Karat Anjani Maayee,

Jo Hanuman Jee Kee Aarati Gaavai,
So Baikuntha Amara Pad Paavai,

Lanka Vidvans Kiye Raghuraayee,
Tulsee Daas Swami Keerati Gaayee.


Shri Hanuman Chalisa


Shri Hanuman Chalisa is a prayer of "forty verses". Verses are recited or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Lord Hanuman are recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities.


ll Doha ll
Shri Guru Charana Saroj Raja, Nija Mana Mukura Sudhaar l
Baranou Raghubara Bimala Jasu, Jo Daayaku Phala Chaar ll
Buddhi Heena Tanujaanike ,Sumeero Pawana Kumaar l
Bala Buddhi Vidhya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesha Vikaar ll

ll Chaupai ll
Jai Hanuman Gyana Gunasagara, Jai Kapeesa Tihu Loka Ujaagara
Rama Doota Atulita Baladhaamaa, Anjanee Putra Pawanasuta Naama

Mahabir Bikram Bajarangee, Kumatee Nivaara Sumatee Ke Sangee
Kanchana Barana Biraaja Subesha ,Kanana Kundala Kunchita Kesha

Haatha Vajra Aur Dhwajaa Birajay, Kaandhe Moonj Janeun Saaje
Shankara Suvana Kesaree Nandana,Teja Pratapa Maha Jaga Vandana

Vidya Vaana Gunee Aati Chatur, Ramakaja Kareebe Ko Aatur
Prabhu Charitra Suneebe Ko Rasiya,Rama Lakhana Seeta Mana Basiya

Suukshmaroopadhari Siyahi Dikhava,Vikataroopadhari Lanka Jarawaa
Bhima Roopa Dharee Asura Sanhaare, Ramachandra Ke Kaaja Sanwaare

Laaye Sanjeevan Lakhana Jiyaye, Shri Raghubeera Harasheeura Laaye
Raghupatee Keenhi Bahuta Badaayii,Tum Mam Priya Bharata Sama Bhayee

Sahas Badan Tumharo Jas Gave, Asa Kahe Shreepathee Kantha Lagaave
Sanaka Dik Brahma Dee Muneesa, Narada Sharada Sahita Aheesa

Yama Kubera Digapaala Jahan The, Kavi Kovida Kahee Sakay Kahan The
Tum Upakaara Sugreevaheen Keenha, Rama Milaaya Rajapada Deenha

Tumharo Mantra Vibheeshana Maanaa,Lankeshwara Bhaye Saba Jaga Jaanaa
Juga Sahastra Yojana Par Bhanu ,Leelyo Taahi Madhura Phala Jaanu

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Mayee, Jaladhi Laanghee Gaye Acharaj Nahee
Durgama Kaaja Jagatke Jethe, Sugama Anugraha Tumhare Tete

Rama Duaare Tuma Rakhawaale, Hota Na Aagyan Bina Paysaare
Sab Sukh Lahai Tumhari Sarana, Tum Rakshak Kahoo Ko Darna

Aapan Tej Samhaarao Aape, Teeno Lok Haankate Kaapein
Bhoota Pishaacha Nikata Nahee Aawe, Mahabeera Jaba Naama Sunaavay

Naashai Roga Hare Sab Peera, Japata Nirantara Hanumatha Beera
Sankat Se Hanuman Chodave, Man Krama Bachana Dhyan Jo Laave

Sab Para Raama Tapasvi Raja, Tinake Kaaja Sakal Tum Saaja
Aur Manoratha Jo Koyee Laave, Soyee Amitha Jeevan Phala Paave

Charahu Yuga Parataapa Tumhara, Hai Parasiddha Jagata Ujiyaaraa
Sadhoo Sant Ke Tuma Rakhwaale, Asura Nikandana Raama Dulare

Ashta Siddhi Nava Nidhi Ke Daataa, Asabara Deena Jaankee Maataa
Rama Rasayan Tumhare Paasaa, Sadha Raho Raghupathee Ke Daasaa

Tumhare Bhajan Ram Ko Paave, Janma Janma Ke Dukha Bisaraave
Antha Kaal Raghupatee Pura Jaayee,Jahaa Janma Hari Bhakta Kahayee

Aur Devatha Chit Na Dharayee, Hanumatha Seyi Sarva Sukha Karayee
Sankata Kate Mite Sab Peera , Jo Sumeere Hanumatha Bala Beera

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai, Kripa Karahu Gurudeva Kee Naayee
Yah Shata Baar Paatha Kara Joyee, Chutahee Bandhee Maha Sukha Hoyi

Jo Yaha Pade Hanuman Chaleesa, Hoye Siddhi Saakhee Goureesa
Tulasidasa Sada Hari Chera, Keejay Naatha Hridaya Maha Dera

ll Doha ll

Pawana Tanaya Sankat Harana, Mangala Muuratee Rupa l
Rama Lakhana Seeta Sahita, Hridaya Basahu Sura Bhoop ll




Different Names of Hanuman


Lord Hanuman is the epitome of devotion and dedication towards his Lord Rama. Shri Hanuman is considered as the avatar or incarnation of Lord Shiva. Hanuman is also known as the Monkey God, who represents strength, valor, wisdom, intellect and sincere devotion. Hanuman is a powerful God who observed celibacy throughout his life. Lord Hanuman is often worshipped to attain mental peace, knowledge, strength and power. Hanuman is known by different names like Pavanputra, Anjaneya, Bajrangbali, Jai Veer Hanuman and many more names. The following list contains 108 names of Hanuman with their meanings:



Name

Meaning

Anjaneya

Son of Anjana

Anjanagarbhasambhoota

Born of Anjani

Ashokavanikachhetre

Destroyer of Ashoka Orchard

Akshahantre

Slayer of Aksha

Balarka

Sadrushanana Like the Rising Sun

Bheemasenasahayakrute

Helper of Bheema

Batnasiddhikara

Granter of Strength

Bhakthavatsala

Protector of Devotees

Bajrangbali

With strength of daamod

Bhavishya

Chaturanana Aware of Future Happenings

Chanchaladwala

Glittering Tail Suspended Above The Head.

Chiranjeevini

Immortal

Chaturbahave

Four-Armed

Dashabahave

Ten-Armed

Danta

Peaceful

Dheera

Courageous

Deenabandhave

Defender of the Oppressed

Daithyakulantaka

Destroyer of Demons

Daityakarya

Vidhyataka Destroyer of All Demons' Activities

Dhruddavrata

Determined Meditator

Dashagreevakulantaka

Slayer of the Ten-Headed Ravana Race

Gandharvavidya

Tatvangna Exponent in the Art of Celestials

Gandhamadhana

Shailastha Resident of Gandhamadhana

Hanumanta

One with Puffy Cheeks

Indrajit

Prahitamoghabrahmastra Vinivaraka Remover of the Effect of Indrajit's Brahmastra

Jambavatpreeti

Vardhana Winner of Jambavan's Love

JaiKapeesh

Hailing Monkey

Kapeeshwara

Lord of Monkeys

Kabalikruta

One who swallowed the Sun

Kapisenanayaka

Head of the Monkey Army

Kumarabrahmacharine

Youthful Bachelor

Kesarinandan

Son of Kesari

Kesarisuta

Son of Kesari

Kalanemi

Pramathana Slayer of Kalanemi

Harimarkatamarkata

Lord of the Monkeys

Karagrahavimoktre

One who Frees from Imprisonment

Kalanabha

Organizer of Time

Kanchanabha

Golden-Hued Body

Kamaroopine

Altering Form at Will

Lankineebhanjana

Slayer of Lankini

Lakshmanapranadatre

Reviver of Lakshmana's Life

Lankapuravidahaka

The One Who Burnt Lanka

Lokapujya

Worshipped by the Universe

Maruti

Son of Marut (wind god)

Mahadhyuta

Most Radiant

Mahakaya

One with colossal body

Manojavaya

Swiftness like Wind

Mahatmane

Supreme Being

Mahavira

Most Courageous

Marutatmaja

Adored Like Gems

Mahabala

Parakrama Of Great Strength

Mahatejase

Most Radiant

Maharavanamardana

Slayer of the Famous Ravana

Mahatapase

Great Meditator

Navavyakruti

Pandita Skilful Scholar

Parthadhwajagrasamvasine

Having Principal Place on Arjuna's Flag

Pragnya

Scholar

Prasannatmane

Cheerful

Pratapavate

Known for Valour

Paravidhyaparihara

Destroyer of Enemies Wisdom

Parashaurya

Vinashana Destroyer of Enemy's Valour

Parijata

Tarumoolastha Dweller under the Parijata Tree

Prabhave

Popular Lord

Paramantra

Nirakartre Acceptor of Rama's Mantra Only

Pingalaksha

Pink-Eyed

Pavanputra

Son of Wind god

Panchavaktra

Five-Faced

Parayantra

Prabhedaka Destroyer of Enemies' Missions

Ramasugreeva

Sandhatre Mediator between Rama and Sugreeva

Ramakathalolaya

Crazy of listening Rama's Story

Ratnakundala

Deeptimate Wearing Gem-Studded Earrings

Rudraveerya

Samudbhava Born of Shiva

Ramachudamaniprada

Deliverer of Rama's Ring

Ramabhakta

Devoted to Rama

Ramadhuta

Ambassador of Rama

Rakshovidhwansakaraka

Slayer of Demons

Sankatamochanan

Reliever of sorrows

Sitadevi

Mudrapradayaka Deliverer of the Ring of Sita

Sarvamayavibhanjana

Destroyer of All Illusions

Sarvabandha

Vimoktre Detacher of all Relationship

Sarvagraha

Nivashinay Killer of all Evil Effects of Planets

Sarvaduhkhahara

Reliever of all Agonies

Sarvalolkacharine

Wanderer of all Places

Sarvamantra

Swaroopavate Possessor of all Hymns

Sarvatantra

Sawaroopine Shape of all Hymns

Sarvayantratmaka

Dweller in all Yantras

Sarvarogahara

Reliever of all Ailments

Sarvavidhyasampath

Pradayaka Granter of Knowledge and Wisdom

Shrunkalabandhamochaka

Reliever from a Chain of Distresses

Sitashoka

Nivarana Destroyer of Sita's Sorrow

Shrimate

Honored

Simhikaprana

Bhanjana Slayer of Simhika

Sugreeva

Sachiva Minister of Sugreeva

Shoora

Gallant

Surarchita

Worshipped by Celestials

Sphatikabha

Spotless, Crystal-Clear

Sanjeevananagahatre

Carrier of Sanjeevi Mount

Shuchaye

Pure, Chaste

Shanta

Very Composed and Calm

Shatakanttamadapahate

Destroyer of Shatakantta's Arrogance

Sitanveshana

Pandita Skilful in finding Sita's Whereabouts

Sharapanjarabhedaka

Destroyer of the Nest made of Arrows

Sitaramapadaseva

Always engaged in Rama's Service

Sagarotharaka

Leapt Across the Ocean

Tatvagyanaprada

Granter of Wisdom

Vanara

Monkey

Vibheeshanapriyakara

Beloved of Vibheeshana

Vajrakaya

Hard Like Metal

Vardhimainakapujita

Worshipped by Mynaka

Vagmine

Spokesman

Vijitendriya

Controller of the Senses

Vajranakha

Strong-Nailed

Vagadheeksha

Lord of Spokesmen

Yogine

Yogi (Saint)




Legends of Hanuman


Hanuman ji is considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman is one of the popular gods of the Hindu religion and is worshipped all over the world. Life of Hanuman is a legend in itself, for his immeasurable love towards his Prabhu Ram. Here, are some stories of Sri Hanuman's life that shows his supreme devotion for Lord Rama.


Hanuman - A Great Disciple of Rama

Hanuman is a supreme devotee of Sri Rama. Many incidents of Hanuman's life acclaim this love. This is one interesting story which confirms the deep love of Hanuman for Lord Rama. Once when Sita ji (Consort of Lord Rama) was applying sindoora (vermillion) to her hair, Hanuman asked her the reason for doing so. She replied that by applying sindoora, she ensured a long life for her husband. The more sindoora she applied, the longer Rama's life would be. The devoted Hanuman then smeared his entire body with sindoora, in an effort to ensure Rama's immortality.



Hanuman and His Love for Eating

Here is one more interesting story of Hanuman depicting the regard and dedication towards the Lord Rama. Once Sita ji invited Hanuman for a lunch and especially which was cooked by her. Sita ji made many delicacies for the lunch, which was to be attended by Hanuman. Hanuman ji came and started eating the food served to him. He ate the whole food which was made in the kitchen .Sita ji quickly made more delicacies in order to satisfy the hunger of Hanuman. Hanuman ate that too and asked for more. Again, Sita ji cooked some more food and again it got finished in seconds.

The condition was that nothing was left in the kitchen to cook. Sita ji got tensed and thought to ask lord Rama about the situation. She conveyed the whole scene to Rama. Rama asked Sita ji to give a Tulsi-dal (a leaf of Tulsi) to Hanuman and her problem would be solved. Sita ji did the same and Hanuman's appetite got satisfied. This shows that the words of Lord Rama are inevitable for Hanuman.







4 comments:

sr devraj said...

jai sri ram............... hanuman chalisa

anvidh k said...

Jai Hanuman. Jai Sree Ram. The best time to recite hanuman chalisa in the morning and at night. Those under the evil influences of the Saturn should chant the Hanuman Chalisa at night 8 times on Saturdays for better results.

Rohini Pandey said...

Read Hanuman Chalisa to get rid of any type of evil spirits.

Jyothi Sree said...

Jai Hanuman.Hi Friends,
I think "HANUMAN JI" is most powerful god in universe.
I pray to "HANUMAN JI" for long and happy life of every good person in world.
Reading hanuman chalisa will give you success.

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