Hanuman Jayanti a Celebration with Hari Pyari
Tuesday 15 April 2:30 – 5:30
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Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman Ji, the monkey God. He is the symbol of strength and energy.
Hanuman is worshipped for his unyielding devotion to Rama and is remembered for his selfless dedication to the God. Hanuman is considered the living embodiment of the Karma Yogi (one whose meditation and devotion are demonstrated through hard work or service).
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.
This is a very popular festival. It can be celebrated individually or in the temple.
On this day, the sacred text, Hanuman Chalisa, is recited – a set of prayers glorifying Hanuman, describing his past times.
Some of the text from the Hanuman Chalisa can be translated as:
Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life. All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy.
Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.