Wishing everyone a very happy Hanuman Jayanti !
The name of Hanuman always resonates with the chants of Jai Shri Ram, such is the cosmic union epitomized by the unflinching devotion of Hanuman for his lord Shri Ram. This is the day to celebrate the birth of Pavanputra Hamuman. In times of deep trouble and distress, it’s a common practice in the Hindu faith to chant the name of Hanuman or chant the powerful Hanuman Chalisa, or simply chant “Bajrang Bali ki Jai”- meaning victory to thy thunderbolt strength.
Key learnings from the life and times of Hanuman.
The power of complete& unflinching devotion: Hanuman during his lifetime left a legacy of powerful teachings, for all his devotees . Hanuman taught us the unlimited powers that lie dormant and unused within each of us, and how to conquer these hidden powers and harness the complete potential in each of us. Hanuman during his lifetime,directed all of his energies towards the worship of Lord Rama, and his unflinched devotion made him such, that he was always full of high energy levels.And Hanuman’s only desire forever,was to continue serving lord Rama relentlessly. What this depicts,is that the power of devotion is infinite,and can move mountains and create ways where things seemed blocked and stagnated. 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.The devotees visit temples and apply tilak of sindoor to their foreheads from Hanuman’s idol as Hanuman himself was of that color. A few thousand years before Ramayan time (in the latter part of Tretayuga – 2 million years ago), several divine souls came to Earth and modified the bodies of ape like creatures through evolutionary methods (genetic mutation) so that the animals could play the role of vehicles for these divine souls. That’s how the Vanar race with reddish orange color (hues of deep orange and light red) was established before the Ramayan time. Hanuman was born into this Vanara community and was of reddish orange color. So in all the Hanuman temples we see Hanuman colored in different hues of reddish orange color. Hanuman was the most powerful in the three Lokas the swarg , pataal , and prithvi.
A true example of a perfect Sevak : Shri Hanuman presented an example of a perfect sevak. As a result, many embodied souls attained Final Liberation by following the same path i.e. Dasyatva. Due to His humility only He was able to narrate the good qualities of Shri Rama to Ravan and when Ravan denigrated Shri Rama, Hanuman burnt Lanka and returned safely.
Use of Brahmatej and Kshatriyatej as required:
The sacred thread (Janeu) on Hanuman’s left shoulder is a sign of Brahmatej. Since Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, he has destructive powers too. But, due to his relentless devotion to Lord Rama, Vishnu-tatva developed in him. Since Hanuman adorns Brahmatej and Kshatriyatej during wars, He can use both as required. During the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, Lord Krishna seated Hanuman on Arjuna’s chariot (He can be seen on the flag at the top of Arjuna’s chariot). Hanuman destroyed the weapons, directed at Arjuna and his chariot, in mid-air itself.. The word ‘Hanuman’ means – ‘One whose ‘Roar’ cannot be fathomed even by the Gods. When Gods perform a destructive activity, they use the ‘Maruti’ element (which moves at the speed of wind) as a medium to appear in the Universe. Hence He is referred to as Hanuman. The roar of Hanuman is capable of activating the element of any higher Deity in the Universe even if they are engrossed in deep meditation. Similarly, it also possesses the power to shake all the fourteen planes (Saptalok and Saptapatal).
Strength,vitality,intelleigent ,wise and tremendous self control:
People worship Lord Hanuman as a symbol of devotion, magical powers, strength and energy. People read Hanuman Chalisa as it has ability to conquer the evil spirits and provide peace to the mind. Hanuman Jayanti celebration indicates the balanced coexistence of the whole human fraternity with the nature’s incredible creature, Lord Hanuman from Vanar community. People from the Hindu religion worship Lord Hanuman as a divine creature. This celebration has lots of importance to all however Brahmacharis, wrestlers and bodybuilders are specially inclined towards this celebration. There are many names through which Lord Hanuman is famous among his devotees like Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Mahavira, Balibima, Marutsuta, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra and many more.Hanuman avatar is considered as the 11th Rudra avatar of the Lord Shiva with great devotion, strength, knowledge, divine power, bravery, intelligence, spirit for selfless service. He has devoted his entire life to serve Lord Rama and never showed his bravery and intelligence without any purpose. The devotees of the Lord Hanuman always pray to him for getting blessed with the same for their bright future. This clearly shows that the true spiritual potential of a person, doesn’t lie in the display of power and arrogance, but true spiritual person, will always have the strength of hanuman, and continue to carry the humility and wisdom of lord hanuman, to devote all his energies in the Bhakti ras, and thereby channelizing the energy for spiritual progression and constructive purposes.at the same time always remain grounded and retain tremendous self control over the 5 senses. 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 any negative energies. Hanuman is the ultimate symbol of strength and energy.
So, on this pious day of Lord Hanuman Jayanti,seek the blessings from lord Hanuman, to invoke the bhakti ras in you,and progress on the spiritual path,achieve the highest goal, Live life fearlessly and retain the wisdom and humility of Lord Hanuman,who as a true karma yogi, had led his life fearlessly, and achieved everthing in life, with ease, but always retained his humility and bhakti bhaav, which is the core of any spiritual sadhana. Always remember,spirituality and fear can never stay together, so live courageously, and spread the love and happiness all around the world, for the welfare of humanity.invoke the bhakti ras in you, and continue doing karma yoga and seva bhaav.life will always be full of beauty and love for such earnest seekers.
Jai Shree Ram
Love & Blessings ✋