Thursday, June 26, 2008

chiranjivi hanuman devotee

actor chiranjivi and his family worshipping hanuman
Telugu super actor (megastar) chiranjivi is a great devotee of lord hanuman. His original name prasad was changed into chirnajeevi, which is another name of lord anjaneya.It is believed that anjaneya is still living and he lives till the end of kaliyug , so he is called chiranjivi (who lives forever). Chiranjeevi's brother is kalyan. He is also given a prefix of anjaneya name pavan and then he too became a popular star in telugu cienfield.
Now chiranjeevi is planning to enter into politics of Andhra pradesh and contest for Chief Minister position. He is worshipping his God anjaneya in hyderabad and the above pic shows it.

Mystic explanation for hanuman

hanuman painting ancient

There is a mystic, esoteric explanation to hanuman or kapindra in yoga. Hanuman got other names like vaayuputra, vaayu nandana, anjani putra, pavanaputra etc. These relate him to god air and his mother anjana devi. One yoga teacher explained this while talking about the vipasana meditation.

every man is a monkey initially with his monkey mind, uncontrolled. He has to keep his attention on his breath ( air, pavana) and continue vipasana meditation till he succeeds in controlling his mind and keeping or restricting his breath at his forehead point (bhrukuti). Then the third eye would be opened and this is called anjana, which helps to find any thing. then you become anjaneya or anjani putra from just simple monkey. By becoming vayu putra, you meditate and evolve as anjani nandana.. this is quite convincing.


Hanuman, Ramas servant

Daasoham kosalendrasya:
Hanuman, the monkey god is seen with folded hands and closed eyes. He always recites dasoham kosalendrasya (' i am the servant of the lord rama"). so he is called dasanjaneya.
With HIS arms folded, he is the paragon of servile humility. But, with a mace in one hand and the other akimbo, there is no obstacle that is insurmountable to anjaneya.(tamil peopel call this god anchaneya). For Hanuman, the monkey god epitomises every virtue - supreme devotion, steadfastness, felicity of thought and speech and courage to list a few.
(Buddhirbalam yaso dhairyam, vaakpatutwam...)
A most striking feature of this mighty and valorous monkey god was that he was unaware of his innate prowess. A realisation of the powers dawned only after the exhortations of Jambavan or jambavanta , the bear god. What follows thereafter is the Sundarakanda in the Ramayana


Hanuman Idol found on seashore south africa

hanuman idol found in seashore southafrica
An early morning stroll along Blythedale Beach near Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal turned into a fascinating experience for two sisters when they came across a statue of the Hindu God Hanuman, slightly embedded in the sand and facing the rising sun.
The hand-painted statue, which weighs around 25kg, has the words "Shri Raam" written on a painted pendant around its neck. Around the waist is a piece of red material which had a softened piece of beetle nut tied in a knot. Just above the base, which appeared to be broken off its mount, is the name "Shri Lanka", neatly hand painted.
"It was such a beautiful looking statue and I think its find is symbolic. When we read the words "Shri Lanka" painted near the base, our immediate thoughts were that it could have been transported by currents after the tsunami disaster," said Jennifer Anne Ruttledge, 56, who with her sister, Greek Island resident Jill Kehagia, 58, made the find on Monday morning. The tsunami struck South East Asia one month ago on Wednesday.
Ruttledge, who owns a beachfront holiday resort said: "Although it would look beautiful on my mantle piece, I will donate the statue to a local temple. If Hanuman made the long trip from Sri Lanka to Stanger, then here is where he will stay."
Speculation is rife as to the origins of the statue. Professor Frank Shellington of the University of Cape Town oceanography department said there had been reports of shoes and other items being transported via sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic in recent years so there are possibilities that could arise.
"However, I feel it is unlikely that a 25kg statue could have been transported by currents over such a great distance. More tests should be conducted to ascertain exactly where the statue could have originated," said Shellington. Selvan Thaver of the Umgeni Road temple said he didn't think the tsunami's debris could have reached South African shores.
"It could have been discarded by a family that had converted, as we have found, on numerous occasions, murthis in the Riverside area as well as the Blue Lagoon. But, in the last six to eight months we haven't discovered any discarded religious statues."
The discovery has also prompted some religious leaders to consider the finding as a reminder to mankind to regroup themselves spiritually.


Monkey and Monkey God!!

indian langur monkey whose  ancestor is monkeygod
A court in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has ordered the state authorities to help free a monkey that has been confined inside a temple for the last month.
The monkey has been kept within the temple's inner-most chambers in the belief that it is the reincarnation of a much loved Hindu monkey god - Hanuman.
The court issued the orders in response to a writ petition filed by an animal rights group, Karuna, based in Anantapur. The bench directed the Anantapur district superintendent of police to send a team of veterinary doctors to examine the condition of the monkey and treat it as necessary. The court also asked the police to extend all necessary help in securing the monkey's freedom.

monkey reading newspaper in a city
A spokesperson from the animal rights group, Gangi Reddy, said the monkey was locked up after local people spotted it perched atop an idol of Hanuman in a deserted temple on 1 August. Devotees mistook the monkey to be a reincarnation of Hanuman and the animal has been forcibly confined within the temple's inner sanctum ever since. Local officials say hundreds of devotees throng the temple every day to pay their respects to the monkey. But the court has directed local authorities to examine the entire episode and investigate allegations that the monkey is being used to exploit religious sentiments and make money. Meanwhile, a veterinary doctor who examined the monkey says the animal is in good health - and seems unwilling to leave the temple premises.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hanuman in dreams

Hanuman appeared in dreams of a woman in nepal, khatmandu and instructed her to excavate Him ( his idol) which was burried in ground about 15 feet deep. This was quite interesting. For some devotees and others hanuman appears in dreams . These people get confused how to take this dream and whether to believe it or not. similarly possessing hanuman is also seen in some places. The possesed woman was very adomant and finally got the hanuman idol from the earth . details of this hanuman story

Hanuman in Combodia

combodian hanuman
Indonesia also knows about ramayana epic and they know about monkey god anjaneya. Recently some troups played ramayana in their language and they disclosed details about their hanuman.

Cambodian theatre group named ‘Classical troupe of Kingdom Group’ enacted the Cambodian version of the epic Ramayana known as ‘Reamker.’
In Reamker, Lord Rama is known as ‘Preah Ream’ and Ravana is known as ‘Krong Reap.’ Sita is called ‘Neang Seda’ and Lakshman brother of Ram is called ‘Preah Leak.’ The name of Hanuman is the same but with a slightly different pronunciation.
Cambodian group artists enacted the entire epic in a ballet; there were no dialogues in the play. Mostly women performed all the roles in the epic. A woman played the role of Lord Rama.“In our country, Ramayana is very popular, even the children know the main characters like Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman,” said Hun Tha, a troupe artiste. Cambodian culture has references of Hindu epic Ramayana from the 10 th century AD.


Hanuman Temple in karachi, pakistan!

Hanuman or anjaneya swami has no borders no restrictions. His temples are available at all places like indonesia, malaysia, nepal. now one is found in karachi, pakistan. details are here:

One of Pakistan's most revered Hindu shrines, a centuries-old Hanuman temple in this southern port city, is set to be renovated thanks to the efforts of the community.
The aesthetically designed Shri Panch Mukhi Hanuman temple in Soldier Bazar is a heritage landmark of Karachi due to its unique five-headed statue of Lord Hanuman.

The government has not extended help for the renovation, and representatives of the temple's management said the work will be done with contributions made by the Hindu community.
''Over the past few years, the number of devotees has increased and so we need to expand the temple. Moreover, the structure of the temple is becoming weaker, so the present priest, Shri Ram Nath Mishra, decided to take the initiative,'' Pawan Kumar Perchani, the advisor to the priest, told The News.
A few years ago, the renovation of the temple's dome cost the community Rs 1.8 million. It is expected that the community will have to raise more money for the renovation that is expected to start soon.But members of the temple's management said funds are hard to come by. ''We don't receive enough donations. Most of the money we collect every day is utilised for the day-to-day upkeep of the temple. We hope the Pakistan Hindu Council, formed recently, is able to raise funds now,'' said a caretaker.The temple is of special significance to the Hindu community. Devotees say Lord Ram too visited the sacred site.


obama and hanuman

hanuman locket with obama usa
obama seems worshipping or having faith in hanuman and he is improving his winning chances . lot of interesting news came out about obama and hanuman locket. The photograph above shows the obama's hanuman locket along with madonna. Here is the news item:
Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic party's presidential nominee, is seeking the blessings of Lord Hanuman in his battle for the White House.The 46-year-old senator from Illinois, who defeated his rival Hillary Clinton in an epic 17-month long electoral battle for Democratic party nomination, carries a ''tiny monkey god'' apparently representing ''Hanuman'' with him for good luck.
A recent photo posted on Time's White House Photo of the Day collection shows the first ever Black-American nominee in the race to the White House carries with him a bracelet belonging to an American soldier deployed in Iraq, a gambler's lucky chit, a tiny monkey god, tiny Madonna and child.
That ''tiny monkey god,'' of course, appears to be a statue of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman, says the posting but editors and the photographer has not identified it as such.Obama, whose father was a Kenyan and mother a white woman from Kansas, spent initial days of his life in Indonesia where Hinduism is a popular religion.In addition to a lucky penny, Republican candidate John McCain carries a lucky nickel, and a lucky rubber band, which he wears around his wrist.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hanuman is the chairman of university:

one university in india, has named lord anjaneya (hanuman) as the vice chancellor of the university. This shows their great reverance for this monkey God. The registrar informed that lord anjaneya only helped them to tide over difficulties of the university. This is a most unique incident and shows the greatness of anjaneya.
Obama who is contesting for US presidentship is also oneway devotee of lord hanuman. He has a tattoo or talisman of anjaneya and this god is helping one black man to become US president.
Details of the university where hanuman is the chairman.:
A technology college near here has an unusual chairman with literally high connections - Lord Hanuman. The Sardar Bhagat Singh College Lucknow: A recently inaugurated technological institution in Lucknow has appointed an unusual but divine chairman - Lord Hanuman, the popular Hindu God known for his strength and courage. With a belief that blessings from the divine will reap success, Sardar Bhagat Singh College of Technology & Management in Lucknow has put up Lord Hanuman's idol in the office of the chairman.

The newly-appointed chairman's office has a desk, a laptop and four seats besides his own seat. All visitors will also have to enter the Chairman's office bare foot.The two other chairmen of the college, Vivek Tangri and Pankaj Singh Bhaduria say that Lord Hanuman has delegated all powers in them to manage the institute on his behalf. "We searched many big names in the field of management & technology but could not find anyone bigger than him. Lord Hanuman has helped us in our trying times. So there could not be a more suitable chairman for our college", Tangri said. Interestingly, the chairman's chair if left empty with the other two chairmen occupying the adjacent seats during meetings. The college, recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), offers undergraduate courses in engineering and management.

Hanuman is one of the most popular gods in the crowded pantheon of Hindu deities. His most famous feat, as described in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, was leading a monkey army to fight the demon King Ravana and rescue a kidnapped princess.