Lord Hanuman

Who is Hanuman? Know the story of the Monkey God.

Happy Hanuman Jayanti.

WHO IS HANUMAN?

Most people know Lord Hanuman in the familiar form of the monkey-god. An incarnation of Shiva Himself and son of the wind-god, Vayu. He stands for power, strength and the ocean of knowledge. The embodiment of humility, He is ever the servant and is always at the feet of Lord Rama awaiting His command. He is well known as a model of Bhakti, surrender and humility. His exploits are celebrated in the epic Ramayana, the life of Lord Rama.

Furthermore, during the Kurukshetra War, Hanuman was present on the flagstaff of Arjuna’s chariot to strike terror into the Kaurava troops.

LEARNING FROM THE GREAT BHAKTA: HANUMAN

Wherever the name of Rama is being read, He is the first one to come and the last one to leave. Hanuman is immortal and he travelled around the world, protecting, giving his blessing to Rama’s devotees and whoever prays to Lord Rama. “The top devotee of Rama is Hanuman – Hanuman’s single-pointed minded devotion to Lord Rama was such that even when Krishna gave him His darshan during the Mahabharata, Hanuman didn’t bow down to Krishna. He said, ‘I do recognise You as the Lord, but I prefer the form of my Beloved Lord Sri Ram. Hanuman is considered to be the model of bhakti. He represents how one has to be in one’s spiritual path and how devotional one has to be.

In this aspect of Hanuman, He is bestowing wisdom and also showing that one doesn’t need to fear anything when he is around. As you know, Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. When Rama came down, all the deities manifested themselves in the form of monkeys – vanara-sena. Hanuman is Shiva Himself, actually. That’s why it is said: when you pray to Hanuman, you receive the grace of Gauri-Shankar. The Name Rama is a mixture of ‘Om Namo Narayanaya and Om Namah Shivaya. The first syllable of Rama is in: Om Namo Narayanaya, which is ‘Ra’, and the second is in Om Namo Shivaya, which is ‘ma’. The Name of Rama is infused in Hanuman through his devotion. He was initiated into the Name of Rama from childhood and his devotion had no limit. Even till now, it is said: wherever the Name of Rama is being read, He is the first one to come and the last one to leave. Hanuman is immortal and He travelled around the world, protecting, giving his blessing to Rama devotees, to whoever prays to Lord Rama.

HANUMAN CHALISA Doha HANUMAN CHALISA Shri Guru Charan Sarooja-raj Nija manu Mukura Sudhaari Baranau Rahubhara Bimala Yasha Jo Dayaka Phala Chari Budhee-Heen Thanu Jannikay Sumirow Pavana Kumara Bala-Budhee Vidya Dehoo Mohee Harahu Kalesha Vikaara 

Chopai

1.Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar|| Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar|| 2.Ram doot atulit bal dhama| Anjaani-putra Pavan sut nama|| 3.Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi| Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi|| 4.Kanchan varan viraj subesa| Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesha|| 5.Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje| Kaandhe moonj janehu sajai|| 6.Sankar suvan kesri Nandan| Tej prataap maha jag vandan|| 7.Vidyavaan guni ati chatur| Ram kaj karibe ko aatur|| 8.Prabu charitra sunibe-ko rasiya| Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya|| 9.Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava| Vikat roop dhari lank jarava|| 10.Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare| Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare|| 11.Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye| Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye|| 12.Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai| Tum mam priye Bharat-hi-sam bhai|| 13.Sahas badan tumharo jash gaave| Asa-kahi Shripati kanth lagaave|| 14.Sankadhik Brahmaadi Muneesa| Narad-Sarad sahit Aheesa|| 15.Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan te| Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te|| 16.Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha| Ram milaye rajpad deenha|| 17.Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana| Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana|| 18.Jug sahastra jojan par Bhanu| Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu|| 19.Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee| Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee|| 20.Durgaam kaj jagath ke jete| Sugam anugraha tumhre tete|| 21.Ram dwaare tum rakhvare| Hoat na agya binu paisare|| 22.Sub sukh lahae tumhari sar na| Tum rakshak kahu ko dar naa|| 23.Aapan tej samharo aapai| Teenhon lok hank te kanpai|| 24.Bhoot pisaach Nikat nahin aavai| Mahavir jab naam sunavae|| 25.Nase rog harae sab peera| Japat nirantar Hanumant beera|| 26.Sankat se Hanuman chudavae| Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai|| 27.Sab par Ram tapasvee raja| Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja|| 28.Aur manorath jo koi lavai| Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai|| 29.Charon Yug partap tumhara| Hai persidh jagat ujiyara|| 30.Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware| Asur nikandan Ram dulhare|| 31.Ashta-sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata| As-var deen Janki mata|| 32.Ram rasayan tumhare pasa| Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa|| 33.Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai| Janam-janam ke dukh bisraavai||34. At death, one goes to Ram’s own city or is born on earth as God’s devotee. 35. Give no thought to any other deity – worshipping Hanuman, one gains all delight. 36. All affliction ceases, all pain is removed, by remembering the mighty hero, Hanuman. 37. Victory, victory, victory to Lord Hanuman! Be merciful even as is the Divine Master. 38. Whoever recites this a hundred times is released from bondage and gains bliss. 39. One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa gains success – Gauri’s Lord bears witness. 40. Says Tulsidas, Hari’s constant servant, “Lord, make your encampment in my heart.

||DOHA|| Son of the Wind, Banisher of sorrow and embodiment of blessing, Dwell in my heart, King of Gods, together with Ram, Lakshman, and Sita.

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