Monday, December 13, 2010

A brief on Lord Hanuman as envisaged and flashed by me on the f.b. on December 14,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh:

Lord Hanuman is the Supreme God for acquiring knowledge, physical and mental strength, truthfulness, sincerity, selflessness, humility, loyalty, and profound devotion to his Lord. He is known by many names as Anjaneya, Anjani Putra, Bajarangbali, Hanuman, Mahaveer, Marutinandan, Pavanputra etc. Hanuman, worshipped for his strength..., valor, agility, is a man of great teaming. Lord Hanuman is fast - the most agile and oriented god. He had exhibited astonishing physical strength and worked many miracles. His valor, wisdom, knowledge of the scriptures and superhuman strength attracted everybody who came near him. He had extraordinary skill in warfare. He is worshipped in all the temples of India. Every temple of Prabhu Ram contains an icon of Hanuman. The worship of Prabhu Ram is complete only with the worship of Hanuman.Lord Hanuman is remover of all the distress and troubles to his devotees Lord Hanuman is the only deity who may be worshiped in the event of trouble by evil spirits.


(Picture of Lord Hanuman)

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Bishwa Nath Singh :We as Hindus believe in ten avatars of Lord Vishnu among a multitude of Gods and Goddesses. One of Vishnu's avatars is Rama, who was created to destroy devil king of Lanka Ravana.. In order to aid Rama, Lord Brahma commanded some Gods and G...oddesses to take the avatar of 'Vanaras' or monkeys. Indra, the God of war and weather, was reincarnated as Bali; Surya, the Sun God as Sugriva; Vrihaspati, the preceptor of the Gods, as Tara, and Pavana, the God of wind, was reborn as Hanuman, the wisest, swiftest and strongest of all apes. The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey — a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she performed intense austerities to please Shiva, who finally granted her the boon that would cure her of the curse. When Agni, the God of fire, gave Dasharath, the king of Ayodhya, a bowl of sacred dessert to share among his wives so they may have divine children, an eagle snatched a part of the pudding and dropped it where Anjana was meditating, and Pavana, the God of wind delivered the drop to her outstretched hands. After she took the divine dessert, she gave birth to Hanuman. Thus Lord Shiva incarnated as a monkey, and was born as Hanuman to Anjana, by the blessings of Pavana, who thus became Hanuman's God father. The birth of Hanuman released Anjana from the curse. Before she returned to heaven, Hanuman asked his mother about his life ahead. She assured him that he would never die, and said that fruits as ripe as the rising sun would be his food. Mistaking the glowing sun as his food, the divine baby leapt for it. Indra struck him with his thunderbolt and hurled him down to earth. But Hanuman's godfather, Pavana carried him to another world or 'Patala'. As he departed from the earth, all life panted for air, and Brahma had to beg him to return. In order to appease him they conferred a lot of boons and blessings on his foster child that made Hanuman invincible, immortal and super powerful. He preferred & selected Surya, the Sun God as his preceptor, and approached him with the request to teach the scriptures. Surya agreed and Hanuman became his disciple, but had to face his constantly moving guru by traversing the sky backwards at equal pace, while taking his lessons. Hanuman's phenomenal concentration had taken him only sixty hours to master the scriptures. Surya considered the manner in which Hanuman accomplished his studies as. tuition fees, but when Hanuman requested him to accept something more than that, the sun god asked Hanuman to assist his son Sugriva, by being his minister and compatriot. Many people keep fast in honour of Lord Hanuman on every Tuesday and in some cases, Saturday and give special offerings to him. In times of trouble, it is a common faith among Hindus to chant the name of Hanuman or sing his hymn ("Hanuman Chalisa") and proclaim "Bajrangbali Ki Jai" — "victory to thy thunderbolt strength". Once every year — on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (April) at sunrise — Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. Hanuman temples are among the most common public shrines found in India. The character of Hanuman teaches us of the unlimited power that lies unused within each one of us. Hanuman directed all his energies towards the worship of Lord Rama, and his undying devotion made him such that he became free from all physical fatigue. And Hanuman's only desire was to go on serving Rama. Hanuman perfectly exemplifies 'Dasambhava' devotion — one of the nine types of devotions — that bonds the master and the servant. His greatness lies in his complete merger with his Lord. He is the symbol of devotion and self-less service to Lord Rama. He was the chief of the armies of Lord Ram and took a prominent part in the war against Ravana, the king of Lanka, in Ramayana. Hanuman helped restore Sita back to Sri Rama and Lord Lakshman to life. The worship of Lord Rama is complete only with the worship of Hanuman who is the wisest, swiftest and strongest of all apes. Let us pay our humble obeisances to the lotus feet of Lord Hanuman and seek his bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe and give us wisdom to strive hard to propogate the theme of 'Global Peace & Universal Brotherhood"amongst all living-being of this universe till we reach to the last person of the universe !



December 14,2010.

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