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Remembering the living Lord Hanuman, Hamuman Jayanti





Hanuman is a mysterious character, mysterious and mischievous in several aspects. A favorite character of children with numerous activities cited in Ramayana, Hanuman often comes in mind when we think of devotion, power, innocence, and war. Hanuman Chalisa "Widely recited religious book" is a default book, widely referred and carried out by the majority of Hindu Sanatana followers worldwide. 

He crossed mountains, flew towards the sky to eat the sun, thinking it to be a mango, opened his own chest to prove mother Sita of his loyalty, he defeated "Rahu" a malefic planet which stopped Hanuman on his pursuit of consuming sun, Hanuman manifests courage and protection. Hanuman is mentioned in Mahabharata, Puranas and also in some Jain texts. Hanuman Jayanti is commemorated to celebrate the birthday of Hanuman ji, the monkey god. 

Different aspects and contributions of Hamuna are remembered and worshiped on Hanuman Jayanti. I begin with an ancient saying derived from Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas, where he crafts stating that "If you want lord Rama to dismiss all your guilt and sorrows, you can only reach to Lord Rama through Hanuman." Today is the perfect day for this, Chaitra is an important month when a lot of spiritual and religious discourses happen around the majority of Hindu Sanatana temples. Hanuman's unyielding devotion to Lord Rama and his selfless devotion to god power have always been an example to this mankind. Hanuman is one among the biggest embodiment of Karma Yogi (Yogi whose meditation and devotion are reflected from hard work, service, and sacrifice.) Hanuman is a living god, his existence is beyond the cycle of life and death.

Hanuman said "I am a humble messenger of Sri Rama. I have come here to serve Rama, to do His work. By the command of Lord Rama, I have come here. I am fearless by the Grace of Lord Rama. I am not afraid of death. I welcome it if it comes while serving Lord Rama."

In return for his unconditional love, Lord Rama granted him everlasting life. He promised that he would be worshipped alongside Rama and that his idol would be placed next to his.

Hanuman has the ability to swim seven oceans in a single blow, seize clouds, move mountains, break clouds and fly as swiftly as bird Garuda, set fire to the tail and burn down entire Lanka. He even sent back Yamaraj (God of Death) when Yamaraj arrived to mark Rama's death however, ascetics have cursed Hanuman for forgetting his own power.

When asked to bid farewell to Rama after the war with Ravana, Hanuman desired to stay in this planet.  Lord Rama had given the gift of Hanuman's wish to remain in the earth till Ram's name goes on in the world.

Hanuman Jayanti can be celebrated and commemorated in a congregation or also individually, wishes of a meaningful Hanuman Jayanti. May this Chatra Shukla poornima delivers you the gravity of Hauman's power manifestation, may we all get rid of our troubles and worries and gain strength to overcome every difficulties with ease.

Suyog Dhakal



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