Chaitra Pournima, Kaliyug Varsh 5110 (20th April 2008)
In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pournima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs (panchangs) the birthday of Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra. On this day, in a Hanuman temple spiritual discourses are started at dawn. Hanuman was born at sunrise. At that time the spiritual discourse is stopped and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed to everyone.
Qualities of Lord Hanuman
- One who has unflinching faith in the Name of the Lord: Lord Hanuman had steadfast faith that 'Name alone does everything.' Sri Ram fought with Him, as an act of obedience towards Sage Vishwamitra. Sri Ram showered many arrows at Him. But due to His devotion to Sri Ram, not a single arrow touched Him. It is due to His faith in the Name that He could cross the ocean and reach Lanka.
- One who is not stuck in the manifest dimension: Lord Hanuman has more of unmanifest bhav (spiritual emotion) in Him. He is Principle-oriented, not person-oriented. So He also carried out the seva assigned to Him by Lord Krishna with great faith.
- One who observes strict celibacy.
- One who prays without expectations: Sri Ram rewarded all after conquering Lanka, but He did not give anything to Lord Hanuman. When Sri Ram asked Him to ask for a boon, He prayed, "O God, give me a permanent place at Your Holy Feet. You reside in my heart permanently. Let me always do your seva". This shows how Lord Hanuman does seva without expectation of any worldly pleasure.
- One who does not have attraction and has a sense of detachment: Lord Hanuman sacrificed wealth, respect in society, physical pleasures, women, kingdom and status. He wanted only the Lord. He did not want anything except Sri Ram.
- One who chants the Name while fighting also.
- One who has no doubts.
- One who serves with devotion.
- One engrossed in post-Realisation action.
- One engrossed in post-Realisation devotion.
Using Divine radiance And warrior-spirit to the required extent
The Holy thread around Lord Hanuman's neck is a symbol of Divine radiance. Lord Hanuman is an Incarnation of Lord Shiva; He possesses the power of Dissolution. In devotion for Sri Ram, He absorbed the Vishnu Principle. Thus, He also acquired the power of Sustenance. He has both, the Divine radiance and a warrior-spirit, which He uses during a war only to the extent required. During the epic war of Mahabharat, Lord Krishna gave Him a place on the chariot of Arjun. Lord Hanuman destroyed all missiles and weapons aimed at the chariot, in the air itself.
Lord Hanuman's mace symbolises that His warrior-spirit is active
There are vertical and horizontal lines on the mace of Lord Hanuman. The vertical lines represent the raja component, whereas the horizontal one's represent the tama component; thus the mace is a symbol of raja-tama, supported by sattva. A combination of raja-sattva signifies a warrior-spirit. That Lord Hanuman always carries a mace means His warrior-spirit is always active. The mace is also a symbol of Dissolution. There is a mace in the hands of Lord Vishnu and Sri Datta too. (The shape of the mace is such that it tapers from its upper portion. This signifies that one has to enhance one's ego to perform the task of a destroyer.) - (Through the medium of Kumar Mane at 12.10 pm on 30.3.2006)
Manifest power of Lord Vishnu is high on Hanuman Jayanti
The Hanuman Principle is manifest in larger measures on Hanuman Jayanti. The proportion of Lord Vishnu's manifest power increases from the day of Sriram Navami till Hanuman Jayanti. Those who do as much sadhana (spiritual practice) as possible during this period, get maximum benefit of five superior Deities (Sri Durgadevi, Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Shiv and Hanuman). - Sri Guru Principle (2.11 pm on 13.3.2004)
Chant 'II Sri Hanumate Namah II' as much as is possible on Hanuman Jayanti, to get maximum benefit of the Hanuman Principle.
The defamation of Lord Hanuman and Ramayana is going on through the various medias and anti-Hindus. Here are few examples of it.
|Makemytrip, an Indian travel company had launched the same flash presentation for a trip to Sri Lanka and had shown Sree Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman in a humorous way. Read details…|
|SBI denigrates Ramayana and Lord Hanuman through their scheme advertisements. It was later removed from website and apologized after HJS protested against it. Read details…|
Hindu Dharma is now in great danger as growing attacks on it from anti-Hindus, socialist, Muslims and Christians. Hindu Dharma is now in search of warriors to protect it from these attacks and to take it very high. You can do it by easy ways. Because ‘changes do not occur by big miracle, but acts within the common man’s reach’
1. Protest against any defamation of Hindu Dharma and take efforts to punish the guilty.
2. Start spiritual practice by which you will get blessings of the deities and your mission would succeed.
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