Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India especially in North India. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra. Hanuman is an ardent devotee of god Rama, and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to the god. From early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship him.
Ritual for worshipping Lord Hanuman
With Hanuman Jayanti fast approaching on 4th April 2015, devotees of this powerful god would be wondering about the right way to worship the lord. As we all know there are specific ways in which each deity are to be worshipped, as only by doing the rituals properly can we gain maximum benefits. Here are some points you should follow in order to please God Hanuman.
Install an Idol, yantra or picture of Lord Hanuman. Wash it and offer orange Sindhoor. While applying Sindoor to lord Hanuman remember to use your ring finger. Offer flowers and leaves of calotropis, which should be five in number or multiples of five. In any Puja, Incense stick is very important as it is said to purify the air and induce good and positive vibration in the environment. So while using Incense stick to worship Lord Hanuman make use of Kewda, chameli or Ambar incense stick which should be two in number. Hold it in between your thumb and index finger of right hand and wave it three times in a clockwise direction in a full circle. Worshipper can rover around Lord Hanuman minimum five times, however if one wishes to rover more, should do in multiples of five. Hanuman is a Bhakt of Lord Ram. So do incorporate His Puja also in the routine. Hanuman Chalisa is most popular verse to adore Hanuman. Follow it by Aarti and “Siyavar Ram Chandra ki Jai! Pavan Putra Hanuman ki Jai”.
Lord Hanuman: Symbol for courage and Victory by true surrender.
Laal Deha Laalee Lasay, Aru Dhari Laala Langoora I
Bajra Deha Daanawa Dalana, Jai Jai Jai kapi Soora II
Your body is red. Red Vermilion graced over it. You wear a Langot of red color. Your body is as solid as a rock. You are the destroyer of demons. O Valiant! You ever be a victor.
Lord Hanuman is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman is the epitome of sincere devotion and dedication, being a great disciple of Lord Rama. Sri Hanuman is a celibate god, who represents strength, divinity, courage and devotion. Hanuman is worshipped by people to attain knowledge, wisdom, strength and valor.
He can perform miracles, which no other God can perform. This is why Lord Rama had to depend on Lord Hanuman to bring the magic herbs to restore the life of Lakshman in his battle against Ravana in the Ramayana. Lord Hanuman can perform the miracle and save the life of Lakshman because of his infinite devotion to Lord Ram which in turn gives him the faith, courage and determination required to perform the impossible.
Worship of Lord Hanuman symbolizes in our individual life “The Pursuit of Excellence”.
In India Lord Hanuman is worshiped for every reason, may it be to gain wealth, health or wisdom, may it be to gain success in business or foreign trips, may it be to dominate the enemies or to win almost-lost court cases, may it be the reason to get rid of BHOOT-PRET BADHA, the fear of Ghosts and devils. Lord Hanuman in known as the “SANKAT MOCHAN”, the one who can save the native from all and any kind hurdles and obstructions of the life.
In Ramayana it is mentioned that Hanuman saved the nine planets during the war from the clutches of King Raavana. And as a favor for saving them, the planets blessed Lord Hanuman by saying that any malefic effects of the 9 planets can be averted by praying to Lord Hanuman alone.
He is a symbol for courage and sure win. Thats why arjuna requested anjaneya to be on his flag as it is a sure shot win symbol. Lord krishna also told that when anjaneya flag is fluttering on the chariot of arjuna and when lord krishna is driving the chariot , none can beat it. This is a symbolic secret to win. Keep the lord God in your heart and keep symbol of anjaneya also as a picture or talisman then you will surely win.
The symbol of anjaneya can also be had as the tikka or tilaka or sindhoor wearing on the forehead or heart which symbolises great victorious God anjaneya or kapiraju(king of monkeys). Some people wear talisman, taveez for protection and it is very good. It improves the winning chances. If you have a car or vehicle, stick a sticker of anjaneya and it protects you from accidents and increases the life of vehicle. The works attempt by going in that car will have lot of success chances. Anjaneya likes tuesday and saturday and those two days devotees worship him. Dasami thithi or the tenth day from fullmoon day is auspicious to worship Him.
Why success is sure with anjaneya. Because all the gods have given their powers to anjaneya and blessed Him that no weapon in the world can harm Him. So he became invincible. Otherwise also he is the amsa avatar of lord shiva. Anjaneya is one among the 11 rudras or manifestations of lord shiva. One more thing is he got enormous vaishnava power by continuous recitation of Sree rama name and by devoting himself to lord rama. Thus he got full powers of lord vishnu and lord shiva which is unique in the universe. He is worshipped by both shivites and vaishnavaites.
Conceptually, Hanuman is the mind. Rama is the soul; it is the surrender of mind to soul, matter to spirit. Hanuman is power personified. The Hanuman in us is fearlessness and doing what comes naturally to us, maintaining a balanced and steady approach. Identify your latent potential