Hanuman Jayanti

Thought One

Sri Hanuman believed and stated in the ‘Ram-Charit-Maanas’ penned by Goswami Tulsidas:

Kahe Hanuman vipattee Prabhu soyee
Jab kabhee Sumiran bhajan na hoyee

Which means:

Hanuman believes and states that,
that it is a misfortune when one forgets to remember the Lord, and take His Name.

So my dear friends whatever trials and tribulations we are going through are nothing. According to Hanuman we have a misfortune, only if you and I forget to think of the Lord and/or sing His praise.

Let us remember to do the Hanuman Chalisa preferably 11 times, if not,  at least once on Hanuman’s day. It is believed that Sri Ram is forever indebted to Hanuman because of the latter’s service. And since Hanuman wanted nothing in return, Sri Ram would have to grant the wishes of Hanuman, if he intercedes for us, His devotees.

Hanuman Jayanti

 Hanumanji was born on the full-moon day of the month of Chaitra, in a cave on the Rushyamuk mountain.  

In order to destroy the demon Ravan, Vishnu took birth as Rama. What I am saying is that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama.

Hanumanji is the son of ‘Vayu’ the wind God.

The mother of Hanuman was Anjani who initially was a very famous courtesan in heaven named Punjikasthala.

Punjikasthala was cursed by a sage, who she had insulted and so she was born as a female monkey named Anjani.

Anjani performed penance in order to beget a powerful and swift son, which she did and who came to be known as Hanuman.

When Hanuman was a child, he flew, pushed Rahu and Ketu aside and caught the Sun. Lord Indra hit the child with his powerful weapon ‘Vajra’. Hanuman lay still on the top of a mountain.

When Vayu came to know what had come to pass, he stopped blowing. 

The world was in trouble with the sun in captivity and the wind refusing to blow. 

Finally Indra blessed Hanuman with the boon, that the latter would be able to choose his time of death and would be able to become big or small in stature at will

All was well. The pleased father, Vayu’ started to blow gently, much to the relief of the living beings.