HanumanDarsan
Published:27 Dec 2021 7 PMUpdated:27 Dec 2021 7 PM Sathi Vikatan Team

1.       Three modes of Bakthi exist. A. God, existing in an unobservable state from an unknown place, protects us. We are indebted to him and therefore surrender to him with devotion. 

2.     B. God exists in all living things. By showing love to all, we can render service to God. The above is the second modality of Bakthi.

3.     God exists within us and controls all of us. Thinking likewise, we surrender to him and render service to others. The above is the third kind, and devotion to Hanuman is the third modality. 

4.     The Sastras say, by worshipping Hanuman, lofty qualities such as straightforwardness, purity, charity, devotion, humility, restraint, and such attributes thrive in us and make us a better person. Our devotion gains strength by the grace of Wind-god's son. Our thoughts attain clarity; our minds transform into temples; all our endeavors become successful. The coming 01-02-2021 Sunday is Hanuman Jayanthi. Let us celebrate the day by eulogizing his greatness. 

1.       KRISHNA OFFERS RAMA DARSAN. 

Naradar went south, while Hanuman went north towards Bhadhrikāsramam. They met at a place. At the invitation of Hanuman, Naradar joined Him on his way to Bhadhrikāsramam.  

6. They saw a beautiful town in the middle of an ocean. Hanuman questioned Naradar what town it was. Naradar said, "It is Balarma's town." Hanuman erupted in anger and hoisted his club, saying, "Who is 

Balaraman? Is he stronger than my Raman? You must go to the town and ask the townspeople to drop the prefix Bala from Balaraman. If not, things will happen." 

7. Fear struck Naradar. He went to Vasudeva and narrated the story, while Balaraman and Garuda were by his side. The two became angry and went to capture and haul Hanuman to the court of Balaraman. 

8. Hanuman held Garuda by his tail feathers, dipped him into the ocean, and later flung him off. Balaram could not do anything to Hanuman. There was no way to pacify Hanuman. Bhagavan hit on a plan. Vasudeva Paramatma said to Balaraman that he (Vasudeva) would morph into Rama, and he (Balarama) should assume the shape and form of Lakshmana. Further, Satyabhama morphed into Sita. All three donned ceremonial clothes suitable for Rama's coronation and presented themselves to Hanuman. The latter was ecstatic to witness such a gathering. 

9. Bhagavan appeared first as Krishna and later as Sri Narayana and thirdly as Narayana in the company of Lakshmi in the Sesa syanam scene. 

10. Maruthi (Hanuman) shut his eyes while they first presented as Narayana and Lakshmi and later as Krishna and Satyabhama. When they appeared in the Rama and Sita pose, Hanuman opened his eyes wide and worshipped them. Hanuman's mind was nowhere except in the thoughts of Rama and Sita.  

 11. Sri Rama Jaya Rama.

12. Blessed by Sitaprati as Chiranjivi, Hanuman moves in our midst even today. 

Yatra yatra Raghunātha kītthanam

Tatra tatra krutjamastha kāñchalim

Pāṣpavāri paipūraṇa lōsanam

Māruthim namatha rākṣānthakam

 

13. This Hanuman's slokam highlights the following: "Wherever there is the sound of Rama Namam, there all whoever manifests with teary eyes, know that person is Hanuman. Rākṣānthakam means that Hanuman destroys what lurks in his devotee's mind such as ego, self-pride, anger, hate, and the like 

14. To worship Hanuman and obtain grace, it is sufficient to chant and extol Srirama, Jeya Rama Jeya Jeya Rama. Hanuman becomes their servant and offers grace. 

15. Darsan of Anjaneyar

On the way to Cenji mount fort, we can get the Darshan of Hanuman on a hillock with a bell tied to the end of his tail and his skyward hand. The Darshan is a rare sight and a holy posture of Hanuman. 

16. In the Madurai Minakshiamman temple's new Mandapam, a portrait depicts Anjaneyar make a leap to the sun to catch it.   

17. Sholingapuram Temple's deity in sanctum sanctorum gives the pose of holding the conch and the discus. 

18. Adjacent to the Chengulput railway station, the temple houses Anjaneyar, regarded as svayambhu on the temple wall. In his sanctum, one should pray by telling only the truth. Uttering lies results in the person meeting with adverse outcomes.  

19. In Kumbhakonam Sri Ramasamy temple, we can obtain Darshan of Hanuman holding a debate majestically in Ravana's court.  

20. The Sri Anjaneyar idol retrieved from the Ganges river is the consecrated deity. He presents the pose of the hoisted right hand over the head and hanging left hand.  

21. Appearing brightly in the night and hazy in daylight, Anjaneyar offers Darshan in Mysore Chamundi hill Lakshmi Narayana Temple. He appeared as a self-created Deity near the Tulsi garden. 

22. Hanuman appears reciting Ramayanam in Sri Mushnum Holy Temple and has his shrine.  

23. We can see a unique pose of Hanuman on the lakeside near the foothills three miles south of Udupi. He appears as the hairy youth with only a loincloth. 

24. Why a red powder?

25. Once, Hanuman questioned Sitadevi, "Why do you wear Sendhuram (red powder) at the forehead in the midline partition of the hair?" Sita said, "So my Swamy-Rama-will live a long life." 

26. Hanuman: "If that is so, I smear my whole body with red powder for a long life of Swamy." He smeared his whole body with red powder. This red appearance is the favorite of Sendhuram Hanuman, according to Puranam. 

27. Sendhuram has medicinal qualities. The starting point of the midline partition of hair is the vital spot (Marma Sthanam), according to Ayurvedam. If struck on that spot, there is a chance to lose one's life. Sendhuram provides protection. It is not good to have a hair swirl at the forehead end of the midline partition on the hair on the head. "To remove that susceptibility, one should apply Sendhuram," says Dharma Sastram (Nimittha Sastram). For safety reasons, people apply vibhuthi or kumkum at the Marma Sthanam. Application of Sandal paste at the mid-forehead between the eyebrows and vibhuthi on the crown is for protection and longevity.  

28. Puranam paints a picture of Ambal as Sendhurāruṇa Vigrahām. Adhi Sankara eulogizes Ambal's Sendhuram-smeared face as incomparable. Sendhuram has a special place in Ayurveda. As Anjaneya's Prasadam, when received and worn, the Sendhuram offers exceptional benefits. 

 
 

  Hanumant Ramayanam 

  Hanuman wrote Ramayanam.  

  29. In our country, Ramayana appears at various times and in different languages. The authors were Vamiki in Sanskrit, Thulasidasar in HindI, Kambar in Tamil, and Baktha Botthanna in Telugu. 

  There are Adhyatma Ramayanam, Ananda Ramayanam, Hanumant Ramayanam, and others.  

30.Hanuman himself was the author of Hanumant Ramayanam.

31. The period was after Sri Rama's Coronation. One day, Valmiki was walking on the mountainside of the Himalayas. He came across some rock engravings. He read them, and his hair stood on end because it was Rama's story. Those engravings exceeded his poetic style and beauty. 

32. Valmiki went looking for the author, reached the top of the Himalayas, and found Hanuman steeped in chanting Rama's name. Valmiki sat by his side and chanted Rama's name. Soon Hanuman opened his eyes and paid homage to Valmiki, who asked Hanuman about the rock engravings.  

33. Hanuman replied, "Ever since I met Rama on the Rishyamuka mountain and until the coronation, I engraved on the stones with fingernails whatever I knew. But it would never be equal to Your Ramayana." 

34. knowing Hanuman's Bakthi and humility, Valmiki shed tears of joy and said, "Anjaneya! Your poetic lines endowed with devotion moved my mind and soul. When the world begins reading your Ramayanam, my Ramayanam will disappear in a matter of time.  

35. As soon as Hanuman heard it, he shed tears and erased all his rock engravings with his tail. Hanuman paid homage to Valmiki and said, "Your Ramayanam is complete, time will not destroy it and, Rama himself praised it. There will be nothing equal to it." 

36. Hanuman's generosity took Valmiki aback, blessed him, and said, "Hanuman! You erased what you engraved on the rocks. But they left a deep imprint on my mind. In my poems, your Rama's stories on the rock tablets will gain a pride of place."

 

37. Accordingly, Hanumat Ramayanam was a section in Valmiki Ramayanam. 

38. The fire ignited on the tail. 

 

Anjaneyar

 

  39. Hanuman searching for Sita, found and received blessings from Sita. We know the story of resistance by Ravana's minions, Hanuman's tail burning Sri Lanka. Hanuman returned to Rama with Sita's Sudamani

40. "Found Sita" said Hanuman to Rama. Hanuman fell at the holy feet of Rama and gave Sita's Sudamani. With a blossoming heart and face, Hanuman expected Rama to embrace him. It did not happen. 

41. Rama applied the Sudamani on his eyes, brimming with tears. No ecstasy danced on Rama's face. A shadow of worry like the dark clouds spread over his face. Hanuman felt shocked. Hanuman asked for reasons from Swamy. 

42. Sri Rama: "Anjaneya! I sent you to find out the place Sita Devi was. But you burnt down half of Sri Lanka and killed Ravana's subjects. You did not ask me permission for the destruction you perpetrated." 

43. Hanuman did not expect this observation from Rama and said, "Prabhu! Ravanan set my tail on fire. I flailed my tail. Wherever it hit, that place caught fire. This destruction happened because of the fatal fault of Ravanan. There is no mistake on my part." 

44. Rama: "Did the lit fire on your tail burn you?"

45. Hanuman: "No, Lord! I chanted your name endlessly. Because your name's greatness, the fire did not scald my tail."

Rama:" The life-saving Mantra, you should have divulged to the Sri Lankan people before you set the fire on Lanka. You saved yourself. But you left the Lankan people in trouble. That sin will gravitate to me." 

46. Hanuman fell prostrate on his eight angas (8 body parts) and said, "Lord! It happened without my awareness. Please forgive me."  

47. Rama: "If by chance, Ravana, in a change of heart, brought Sita to me, I would go to Lanka, restore fire-ravaged Lanka to its original condition, offer solace and help to the afflicted, and seek remediation for the sins." Hanuman felt happy to hear of Rama's intent.  

48. Hanuman paid homage to Rama, the embodiment of Dharma and love, worshiped Rama's feet, and meditated on Ram. His meditation was not for his welfare but the Lankan people. That benevolent attitude of Hanuman made Rama happy. Rama embraced Hanuman and blessed him.  

49. Mahan Ramadasar’s story. 

50. Satrapati Sivaji's Guru Ramadass was a great Anjaneyar devotee. This is his story about Anjaneya's birth.  

51. Dasarathan performed Yaga for progeny and shared the divine sweet porridge among Kausalya, Sumatra, and Kaikeyi. Vayudeva (Wind god) took the porridge to Anjani, who gave birth to Anjaneya upon eating it. This story indicates that Hanuman was an Avatara Purusha.