A Legend Of Lord Hanuman, The Greatest Devotee Of Lord Rama
The Tale of Lord Hanuman
Lord Hanuman is a well-known Hindu deity who is the provider of strength, power and victory. He represents the true meaning of devotions and loyalty. Lord Hanuman is also known as Anjaneya or Marutinandan as he was born to Mata Anjana and the Vanara king, Kesari. Hanuman Ji was born on the day of Chaitra Purnima in the Chitra Nakshatra. He was born as a boon to his parents by the blessings of the wind god Vayu. And therefore, Lord Hanuman is also known as Pawan Putra.
The ancient Hindu myths suggest that he played a significant role during the existence of Lord Rama and Ravana. In Ramayana, he showed a perfect example of loyalty by following the guidance of Mata Janaki. He is believed to be one of the immortal among seven other mystics. The tale reveals that Lord Hanuman defeated many demons with the help of Sugriva and other monkeys.
How Lord Hanuman Took His Birth?
Once Vanar Raj, Kesari reached near Prabhas Tirtha and found the gatherings of sages and saints, who were busy doing pujas. Later, an elephant arrived and started killing those sages. When Kesari saw the elephant raging from a nearby mountain peak, he uprooted the elephant’s giant teeth and killed the huge animal to save other’s lives. Observing this, sages asked Kesari for his wishes, and in reply, Kesari asked for a son. The sages granted his wish, and later, he was blessed with a son, Lord Hanuman.
The Idol Of Lord Hanuman
The Hindu myths describe the idol of Lord Hanuman as a strong man with the face of a monkey. He has a very muscular and powerful body. He wears a Janeu (sacred thread) on his left shoulder. Lord Hanuman is seen wearing only a nappy (langot) in the idol. Also, the great devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman Ji is wearing a golden-coloured crown on his forehead. Lord Hanuman is carrying a deadly weapon of mace in one hand while with the other hand is granting the wishes of his devotees.
How Lord Hanuman Misunderstood The Sun As A fruit
If we believe in myths, once Lord Hanuman misunderstood the Sun as a fruit in his childhood. Rahu tried his best to stop Lord Hanuman Ji, but it failed, and Lord Hanuman ate the Sun. Rahu then approached Indra Dev and sought his help in order to stop Lord Hanuman from eating the Sun. Afterwards, Lord Indra stood up with his thunderbolt and restricted young Hanuman from swallowing the Sun. Following that, Lord Brahma met Pawan Dev with other gods and gave him a boon that any weapon cannot kill him. At the same time, other gods also gave boons, which made Lord Hanuman even more powerful.
Lord Hanuman's Role In Ramayana
The epic tale of Ramayana wonderfully describes how Lord Hanuman’s journey to Lanka and his heroics. Also, Ramcharitmanas narrates the story of Lord Hanuman. It reveals how Jambavan reminded Lord Hanuman about his supernatural powers.
Ramayana states that when Lord Hanuman learnt about the kidnapping of Maa Sita, he alone went to Lanka and destroyed the whole city using his tail. Ramayana suggests that great devotee Lord Hanuman was very loyal to Lord Ram and Maa Sita that he used to keep them in his heart. Lord Hanuman tried his best to save Lord Ram’s brother, Lakshmana, from the jaws of death. He saved the life of Lakshmana by giving him a rare medicine called Sanjeevani Booti. Other than this, there are many facts mentioned in Ramayan, which indicates the valour and devotion of Lord Hanuman.
Rituals To Worship Lord Hanuman
It is believed that Lord Hanuman is immortal, and therefore, he still alive, just like us. One who worships the Lord with a pure heart may feel his presence. Below are the steps to worship Lord Hanuman.
- Devotees should perform Hanuman Puja on every Tuesday or Saturday
- You should offer Jaggery, Ghee, or fruits while worshipping the Lord
- Offer orange Sindoor and Jasmine oil to Lord Hanuman during worship.
- Put a Tilak on Lord Hanuman’s forehead
- Recite Hanuman mantra for at least 11, or 21, or 31 times in front of the Lord Hanuman’s idol.
Benefits Of Chanting Hanuman Chalisa
- You may overcome the health troubles by reciting Hanuman Chalisa.
- You may get rid of the karmic effects of the ill deeds.
- You may overcome the trauma of bad experiences.
- You may experience fresh energy and become strong physically.
- One can fulfil their wishes by reciting Hanuman Chalisa
- You may earn wisdom and spiritual knowledge.