Good Morning friends,
Today is Thursday, full moonday and also Birthday of Lord Hanuman. We worship him in Thursday morning’s prayer. I like to share with you little about Lord Hanuman.
Who is Hanuman?
Hanuman known also as ‘Anjaneya’ (son of Anjana) or Maruti (or Maruti nandan), is one of the most popular concepts of devotees of God (bhakti) (devotion to God) in Hinduism and one of the most important personalities in the Indian epic, the Ramayana. His most famous feat, as described in the Hindu epic scripture the Ramayana, was leading a monkey army to fight the demon King Ravana.
Temples and worship
Admired for his great strength, Hanuman is traditionally prayed to by wrestlers and boxers in India and Southeast Asia. There are numerous temples for Hanuman, and his images are usually installed at all temples where images of avataras of Vishnu are installed. Hanuman temples can be found in many places for the reason that the area and the surroundings are free from rakshasas and ‘evils’. This was a presentational ‘Varam’ to him by Rama and Sita. Hanuman idols are found on mountain roads because it is believed that he protects people from accidents.
Sankat Mochan Shri Hanuman Mandir, located in the Punjab town of Phillaur, is Asia’s tallest temple of lord Hanuman ji. The total height of temple is 121 feet and Hanuman ji statue’s height is 67 feet. This is a very famous temple in Punjab, people from all over the world come to see it.