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Hanuman - The God Of Courage

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Lord Hanuman is best known for his Strength, Perseverance and most importantly courage. Hanuman's tale in the epic Ramayana - where he is assigned the responsibility to locate Rama's wife Sita abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.

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Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Valour is courage or bravery, especially in battle.

Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, even death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, [1] shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.

The classical virtue of fortitude (andreia, fortitudo) is also translated "courage", but includes the aspects of perseverance and patience. [2] In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kierkegaard as well as Christian beliefs and texts.

In the Hindu tradition, mythology has given many examples of bravery, valour and courage with examples of both physical and moral courage exemplified. In the Eastern tradition, some thoughts on courage were offered by the Tao Te Ching.


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Hanuman, in Hindu mythology, the monkey commander of the monkey army. His exploits are narrated in the great Hindu Sanskrit poem the Ramayana (“Rama’s Journey”).

While still a baby, Hanuman, the child of a nymph by the wind god, tried to fly up and grab the Sun, which he mistook for a fruit. Indra, the king of the gods, struck Hanuman with a thunderbolt on the jaw (hanu), thus inspiring the name. When Hanuman continued to misbehave, powerful sages cursed him to forget his magic powers, such as the ability to fly or to become infinitely large, until he was reminded of them. Hanuman led the monkeys to help Rama, an avatar (incarnation) of the god Vishnu, recover Rama’s wife, Sita, from the demon Ravana, king of Lanka (likely not the present-day Sri Lanka). Having been reminded of his powers by Jambavan, the king of the bears, Hanuman crossed the strait between India and Lanka in one leap, despite the efforts of watery demonesses to stop him by swallowing him or his shadow. He was discovered in Lanka, and his tail was set on fire, but he used that fire to burn down Lanka. Hanuman also flew to the Himalayas and returned with a mountain full of medicinal herbs to restore the wounded in Rama’s army.

Hanuman is worshipped as a subsidiary figure in temples dedicated to Rama or directly in shrines dedicated to Hanuman himself. The latter are generally thronged by monkeys, who know that they cannot be mistreated there. In temples throughout India, he appears in the form of a monkey with a red face who stands erect like a human. For his service to Rama, Hanuman is upheld as a model for all human devotion (bhakti).

Hanuman is also a popular figure among Buddhists in Central, Southeast, and East Asia, and throughout those areas many temples have been erected for his worship and districts of towns bear his name. Outside India, however, rather different tales are told of him. Although steadfastly chaste in the Sanskrit tradition, for instance, he has wives and children in other traditions. He has been identified as the inspiration for the monkey hero of the great Chinese poem Xiyouji (“Journey to the West”). In India Hanuman is revered by the nationalist Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and he has been depicted as a fierce superhero in a popular series of comic books. The Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus), one of the most common Indian monkeys, is named after the Ramayana character.

You’ve all heard of Hanuman, the devotee of Lord Rama. Here is a tale about the monkey god as a baby.

Hanuman was the son of Vayu, the god of the wind, and Anjana, a celestial nymph. You’re probably wondering how the son of the wind god and a nymph turned out to be a monkey. The answer is that Anjana once angered a sage who cursed her to be born as a monkey. When the nymph begged for pardon, the sage calmed down and said that she would regain her original form after she bore a son who would win great renown.

Even as a child, Hanuman had great powers. One morning, he saw the sun rising and thought it was a great yellow ball. He decided to get hold of it so that he could play with it. Indra, the king of gods, saw Hanuman leap into the sky and wanted to stop him. And how did he do that? He threw his weapon, the Vajra (thunderbolt) at the child. Hanuman fell to earth, wounded.

Hanuman’s enraged father decided to go on a strike until the one who hurt his child was punished. Imagine if there is no wind on earth! How would it be? No gentle cooling breeze when the sun blazes down. No power to move the rain-bearing clouds. Why, after a point, both humans and animals couldn’t breathe. Vayu’s strike made life on earth difficult.

The gods knew they had to placate Vayu. So, they offered the baby a multitude of boons. Brahma said that no weapon would ever hurt Hanuman and that he would be able to change his form at will and travel wherever he chose. Indra’s boon was that the Vajra would no longer hurt the child and that his body would be stronger than the weapon. Varuna, the god of the ocean, offered him protection from water.

Agni, the god of fire, blessed him with immunity to fire. Surya, the sun god, gave him the power to change the size of his body. Yama blessed him with good health and immortality. Vishwakarma, the divine architect, offered a boon that Hanuman would be safe from all objects of his creation.

With all these boons, Hanuman became a great warrior who played a crucial role in the Ramayan. But that story is for another time.

7 Powerful Mantras Of Lord Hanuman To Chant To Seek His Blessings

Lord Hanuman is believed to be the one who removes obstacles and fears from one's life. According to some Hindu mythological stories and beliefs, Lord Hanuman is one of the manifestations of Lord Shiva. He is believed to be the son of Vayu, the God of wind. However, His biological parents are Mother Anjani and Maruti, the head of Vanaras. Devotees are often seen worshipping Lord Hanuman with utmost dedication and devotion.

Today we are here with some mantras that you can chant to seek blessings from Lord Hanuman. Scroll down to read more.

1. Hanuman Moola Mantra
ॐ हनुमते नमः॥

Om Hanumate Namah॥

Meaning: Salutations to Lord Hanuman.

Benefits: This Hanuman Moola Mantra is chanted to overcome obstacles and problems from one's life. It is highly suggested that those who are facing problems in life should chant this mantra to make things easier. Chanting this mantra gives phsyical stamina and strength to devotees.

2. Hanuman Mantra
हं हनुमते रुद्रात्मकाय हुं फट् |

Hang Hanumate Rudraatmakaay Hung Phatt

Meaning: Saluttations to Lord Hanuman who is as powerful and wrathful as Lord Rudra.

Benefits: It is believed that this Hanuman mantra has lots of strength and power in it. Those who recite this mantra with dedication and devotion will become exceptionally powerful.

3. Hanuman Gayatri Mantra
ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥

Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi।
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat॥

Meaning: Om, let the son of Anjani, enlighten our soul. He is the son of the god of wind and is intelligent. To Him, we offer our prayers. May He bless our soul.

Benefits: The mantra is more like a protective charm. Chanting this mantra can protect you from possible dangers. It will also help in accomplishing your work with confidence. After chanting this mantra, one becomes as fearless, brave and strong as Lord Hanuman.

4. Anjaneya Mantra
ॐ श्री वज्रदेहाय रामभक्ताय वायुपुत्राय नमोsस्तुते ।

Om Shree Vajradehaya Ramabhakthaya Vayuputhraya Namosthuthe

Meaning: Salutations to the one whose body is strong and tough. He is the son of the God of wind and the prime devotee of Lord Rama. To such Lord Hanuman, I bow always.

Benefits: If you are someone who is struggling to get a new job or success in your life, then you need to chant this mantra as much as possible. It is believed that this mantra removes obstacles from one's life and brings success. Students taking part in competitive exams can also chant this mantra. One should chant this mantra 11 times a day, especially on Thursday.

5. Manojavam Marutatulyavegam Mantra
मनोजवम् मारुततुल्यवेगम् जितेन्द्रियम् बुद्धिमताम् वरिष्ठम्।
वातात्मजम् वानरयूथमुख्यम् श्रीरामदूतम् शरणम् प्रपद्ये॥

Manojavam Marutatulyavegam Jitendriyam Buddhimatam Varishtham।
Vatatmajam Vanarayuthamukhyam Shriramadutam Sharanam Prapadye||

Meaning: I seek refuge in the one who is swift as mind and wind. He is the master of senses and has excelled intelligence, wisdom and leaning. He is the son of the head of vanaras. He is the messenger of Rama and devotedly serves Him. I pray to seek refuge in Him.

Benefits: Chanting this mantra brings courage and strength to one's life. Those who chant this mantra with pure intentions and heart seek blessings from Lord Hanuman. He fulfills the desires of such people with prosperity and wealth. The mantra eliminates negativity and fears from one's life and fills positivity into it.

6. Bhakta Hanuman Mantra
अंजनीगर्भ संभूत कपीन्द्र सचिवोत्तम ।
रामप्रिय नमस्तुभ्यं हनुमन् रक्ष सर्वदा ॥

Anjanii-Garbha Sambhuuta Kapii-[I]ndra Sacivo[a-U]ttama |
Raama-Priya Namas-Tubhyam Hanuman Rakssa Sarvadaa ||

Meaning: I bow to the one who was born from the womb of Mother Anjani and who was great minister of the king of monkeys, Sugriva. He is quite dear to Lord Rama and I always bow to that Lord Hanuman.

Benefits: Chanting this mantra helps one in seeking blessings from Lord Hanuman. It is believed that this mantra brings prosperity, wealth, positivity and health to one's life. Not only this, but this mantra also removes fear and anxiety from one's life.

7. Hanuman Beeja Mantra
|| ॐ ऐं भ्रीम हनुमते,
श्री राम दूताय नम: ||

Aum Aeem Bhreem Hanumate
Shree Ram Dootaaya Namaha

Meaning: Salutations to Lord Hanuman, the one who is the messenger and representative of Lord Rama and His family.

Benefits: Chanting this mantra with pure heart and devotion, can help one in pleasing Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman, as Rama’s Devotee

Valmiki’s fifth book of Ramayana, Sundara Kanda, has detailed accounts of Hanuman’s meeting with Rama and Lakshmana, and their adventures after it. Rama and Lakshmana come across Hanuman and Sugriva, while they were wandering in the forests of Kishkindha searching for Sita, just after she had been abducted by Ravana. Sugriva, at first was suspicious about the identities of Rama and Lakshmana, and thinking them to be a spy, sent by his brother Vali. Hanuman, however was confident that those two cannot be Vali’s spies, as they looked like dignified warriors However, just to be double sure, Sugriva sent Hanuman in the guise of a Brahmin to inquire about their actual identities and the purpose of their visit. Rama, upon meeting with Hanuman was greatly impressed with his exemplary virtues of good manners, and his perfectly polished tone of speaking. Rama, in him saw the qualities of a trustworthy friend, whom he can depend on, especially at that hour of danger, when Sita was missing. When Rama finally introduces himself to Hanuman, Hanuman removes his disguise, and falls to the feet of Rama, seeking his blessings. This was beginning of an epic friendship between Rama and his greatest devotee. Even today, people quote their relationship as examples of the best ever friendship that was ever there in the history of Hindu mythology. Hanuman is very popularly depicted as opening his chest containing the picture of Rama and Sita. Hanuman, therefore stands to be the greatest devotee to be ever born on the Earth.

Hanuman then introduces Rama to Sugriva, and explains to him the scenario with his brother, Vali. Rama helps Sugriva regain his kingdom from Vali, by killing Vali. In return Sugriva promises to provide Rama with an army of vanars, to assist Rama and Hanuman in finding Sita. He sent the vanars, in all four directions of the Earth to search for Sita. The vanars bring the news that Sita is in Lanka.

Benefits of Chanting Hanuman Mantras

Let’s check out the benefits of chanting Hanuman Mantras in detail:

Benefit #1: Lord Hanuman is the source of immense strength and power. Therefore, if you chant the Hanuman Mantras, then you can get a lot of strength to overcome your troubles and problems of any type.

In fact, Hanuman Mantras are considered very beneficial for overcoming health issues. They prove immensely beneficial when you need the utmost strength to fight for justice.

Benefit #2: Hanuman Mantras have the power to make you resilient. So, when you chant Hanuman Mantras, then you get the power to overcome your difficulties. You get a dose of high energy!

Benefit #3: Chanting of Hanuman Mantras proves very useful in overcoming adverse health conditions. Many cases have been reported wherein people have risen from deathbed or the state of coma because of the sincere and dedicated Hanuman Mantra Chanting by their loved ones.

Benefit #4: Hanuman Mantra Chanting wards off any bad spirits or the influence of ghosts from your life.

Benefit #5: Many wrestlers recite Hanuman Mantra when they fight with their competitor in a bout. Hanuman Mantra provides them with the necessary stamina, courage, and power so that they can come out victorious.

Benefit #6: Lord Hanuman not only stands for physical strength he also stands for mental strength. So, when you recite Hanuman Mantras, Lord Hanuman empowers you to take the right decisions in terms of education and even in your routine life. Lord Hanuman ensures tons of success when you practice Hanuman Mantra with utmost sincerity and devotion.

Benefit #7: Many people nowadays suffer from mental problems, debt problems, or even failed marriages, etc. Hanuman Mantra gives you the much needed positive energy and to overcome such problems in your life. It cleanses your aura and removes all the negativity from your life.

Benefit #8: Hanuman Mantra imparts you with much courage and confidence so that you can overcome fearful and unpredictable situations in your life.

Benefit #9: Hanuman Mantras act as the protective shield for you and prevent the wrong moves of your enemies towards you. So, when you chant Hanuman Mantras, you can be sure that you are protected from your enemies.

Benefit #10: Hanuman Mantras helps to build focus in whatever endeavor you undertake in your life. So, you get the best results when you chant Hanuman Mantras with full devotion.

Benefit #11: Hanuman Mantras purifies your body, mind, and soul from negative influences. It makes your life pious and free from bad influences.

Benefit #12: Regular chanting of Hanuman Mantras prevents you from bad or evil eye no matter how much success you attain in your life.

Benefit #13: Hanuman Mantra allows you to fight even in the weakest of situations. You get courage and energy to fight the odds out with the help of Hanuman Mantras.

Benefit #14: Hanuman Mantra improves your work efficiency. You are able to work for more time and inspire others as well with your charm.

So, Hanuman Mantra should be chanted for strength and power and in times of troubles. Chanting of Hanuman Mantras helps in getting rid of all your problems, fears, phobias, and negative energies.

12+ Most Powerful Hanuman Mantras

Lord Hanuman is the Hindu God of strength, valor, agility, and wisdom. He is considered as the incarnation (avatar) of Lord Shiva. Lord Hanuman is the symbol of devotion and dedication. He is the greatest devotee of Lord Shri Rama.

Lord Hanuman is known by several names such as Bajrangabali, Mahabali, Maruti Nandan, Pawanputra, Mahaveer, and Anjaneya. He is considered a “Deva” (a blessed soul) who took birth in the form of a monkey. Lord Hanuman is the son of Lord Vayu, the wind god.

God Hanuman played a prominent part in rescuing Mata Sita (wife of Lord Rama) from the bondage of demon King of Lanka, Ravana.

Lord Hanuman is widely worshiped by the Hindus all over India and various parts of the world.

One can worship Lord Hanuman by chanting Hanuman Mantras. There are many different types of Hanuman Mantras, each fulfilling a specific purpose. Hanuman Mantras help to beget the blessings of Lord Mahabali Hanuman for success.

Here, we share you some very powerful Hanuman Mantras for Success.

Let’s explore these powerful Hanuman Mantras one by one. Here’s the list for you:

1. Hanuman Moola Mantra

“ !! Om Hanumate Namah !! ”
ऊँ हनुमते नम:

You can chant the “Hanuman Moola Mantra if you usually face problems and obstacles in your life. However, the Human Moola Mantra is also a very powerful success mantra.

It’s a Kaarya Siddhi Mantra.

It is highly advised that all those who usually face obstacles and problems in their life should chant the Hanuman Moola Mantra.

You can also recite this Hanuman Mantra if you long for physical strength, stamina, and power.

2. Hanuman Beeja Mantra

“ !! Om Aeem Bhreem Hanumate Shree Ram Dootaaye Namaha !!”

|| ॐ ऐं भ्रीम हनुमते,
श्री राम दूताय नम: ||

The Hanuman Beeja Mantra is one of the most powerful mantras to please Lord Hanuman and get his blessings. This mantra hails Lord Hanuman as the greatest server and messenger of Lord Shri Rama.

3. Manojavam MarutaTulyaVegam Mantra

“Manojavam Marutatulyavegam Jitendriyam Buddhimatam Varishtham !
Vatatmajam Vanarayuthamukyam ShriRama Dutam Sharanam Prapadye !!”

मनोजवम् मारुततुल्यवेगम् जितेन्द्रियम् बुद्धिमताम् वरिष्ठम्।
वातात्मजम् वानरयूथमुख्यम् श्रीरामदूतम् शरणम् प्रपद्ये॥

This mantra salutes Lord Hanuman as the one who is swift as the mind and fast as the wind. He is the master of the senses. Lord Hanuman is known for his excellent intelligence, learning, and wisdom. He is the son of the Wind God and chief among the Vanara.

He is a “Deva” who incarnated in the form of a monkey and served Lord Rama during his incarnation. Lord Hanuman is the messenger of Lord Shri Rama. I take refuge in Him and bow before Him.

4. Anjaneya Mantra

!! Om Shree Vajradehaya Ramabhaktaya Vayuputhraya Namosthuthe !!
ॐ श्री वज्रदेहाय रामभक्ताय वायुपुत्राय नमोस्तुते ।

This is a very powerful Hanuman Mantra for getting new jobs and success in life. If you chant this mantra daily with full devotion, then you will face no obstacles in your current job and will a new job easily.

The mantra is helpful for students who are preparing for their exams. It is also helpful for employees who are waiting for promotions in their current job. They can surely attain success by daily chanting of the Anjaneya Swami Mantra.

You should start chanting this mantra from Thursdays. This mantra should be chanted 11 times in the morning.

5. Hanuman Gayatri Mantra

It’s a very powerful Hanuman Mantra that guards you against all dangers and strengthens you with courage, knowledge, and wisdom. Lord Hanuman is the symbol of strength, stamina, and vitality. He is known for his unwavering devotion. He is fearless and never hesitating.

“ !! Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi, Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat !!”

ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥

So, if you want to develop qualities like Lord Hanuman, then you should chant this Hanuman Gayatri Mantra with full devotion and dedication. The mantra develops courage, devotion, and stamina in you.

6. Hanuman Mantra

“ !! Hang Hanumate Rudraatmakaay Hung Phatt !!”
हं हनुमते रुद्रात्मकाय हुं फट्

It’s a very powerful mantra which brings instant results. You should chant this Hanuman Mantra for gaining exceptional powers.

7. Hanuman Mantra

“Om Namo Bhagvate Aanjaneyaay Mahaabalaay Swaahaa”

ॐ नमो भगवते आंजनेयाय महाबलाय स्वाहा |

This Hanuman Mantra is recited to eradicate diseases, evil spirits, and other types of disturbances in life. It is said that this mantra should be recited 21000 times for getting the desired results.

8. Hanuman Mantra for fulfilling a wish

“ !! Om Aim Hreem Kleem Dinankampi Dharmatma Premabdhi Ramvallabha Adhaivam Marute Veer Me Bhshtdehi Satvaram Kleem Hreem Aim Om !!”

ओम् ऐं ह्रीम क्लीम दीनकंपी धर्मात्मा प्रेमाधि रामवल्लभ आध्यमम मारुत वीर मैं भष्तेदेही सतवरम क्लेम हरेम ऐम ओम|

This mantra is dedicated to Maruti, another name for Lord Hanuman. It should be chanted daily for one mala (108 times). After performing the Mantra Jaap, you should worship Lord Hanuman.

9. Shri Panchamukhi Hanuman Dhyana Mantra

Panchasyachutamaneka vichitra veeryam ||
Sri Shanka chakra ramaniya bhujagra desam ||
Peethambaram Makara kundala noopurangam ||
Dhyayethitam kapivaram hruthi bhvayami ||”

पंचश्याच्युत्मानमेका विचित्रा वेरीम ||
श्री शंका चक्र रमणिया भुजगरा देसम ||
पीथमम्बरम मकर कुंडला नूपुरंगम ||
ध्यायेतिथम् कपिवरम ह्रुति भवमयी ||

10. Powerful Hanuman Mantra for getting courage, stamina, strength, and for the removal of difficulties and obstacles

“Om Aing Hring Hanumate Ramdutay Lankavidhvansnay Anjani Garbh Sambhutay Shakini Dakini Dakini Vidhvanssnay Kilikili Bubukaren Vibhishanay Hanumaddevay Om Hring Shring Haung Ha Phat Swaha ||”

ओम् ऐं ह्रीं हनुमते रामदुते लंकविधवंसने अंजनी गर्भ सम्भुतय शकिनि डाकिनी विध्वंसनाय किलकिली बुबुकरेन विभीषण हनुमददेवय ओम ह्रीं ह्रीं हं फट् स्वाहा ||

11. Hanuman Mantra for happiness, peace, and prosperity

“!! Hang Pawan Nandnaay Swaahaa !!
हं पवन ननदनाय स्वाहा |

12. Hanuman Shabar Mantra

“हनुमान जाग.—- किलकारी मार.—- तू हुंकारे.—- राम काज सँवारे.—- ओढ़ सिंदूर सीता मैया का.—- तू प्रहरी राम द्वारे.—- मैं बुलाऊँ , तु अब आ.—- राम गीत तु गाता आ.—- नहीं आये तो हनुमाना.—- श्री राम जी ओर सीता मैया कि दुहाई.—- शब्द साँचा.—- पिंड कांचा.—- फुरो मन्त्र ईश्वरोवाचा.—-

Note: Shabar Mantra should be recited starting from Friday. The Shabar mantra is very powerful and brings instant results.

You should wear black colored clothes while reciting this mantra. You should chant this mantra on a Jaap mala for five times in a single sitting. One mala Jaap equals 108 recitations of a mantra.

You should chant this mantra for five days. On the last day of your Sadhna, you should perform Hanuman Puja. Now, you should dig a pothole and bury this mala on which you had done this Shabar Mantra.

13. Some Powerful Hanuman Mantras from Hanuman Chalisa:

13.1. ‘महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी।
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी।।’

This mantra helps to build up your strength, courage, knowledge, and intellect.

13.2. ‘बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौं पवन-कुमार।
बल बुद्धि बिद्या देहु मोहिं, हरहु कलेस बिकार।।’

Regular chanting of this mantra helps to build up strength, courage, knowledge, and wisdom. It removes fears, doubts, and depression from your mind.

13.3. ‘राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा। सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा।।
लाय सजीवन लखन जियाये। श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाये।।’

The mantra helps to cure critical illnesses and diseases.

13.4. ‘संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा।
जो सुमिरै हनुमंत बलबीरा।।’

This mantra removes problems, difficulties, and obstacles from your life.

13.5. ‘भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै।।’

The mantra removes the influence of ghosts and evil spirits from your life.

General guidelines for chanting Hanuman Mantras

  • Hanuman Mantras should be chanted using “Lal Chandan ki mala” or “Lal munga ki mala.”
  • You should use Lal Vastra (clothes), Lal asana, Lal phal (fruits), Lal phul (flowers) while performing Lord Hanuman Puja after chanting the mantras
  • “Amrit Sidhhi Yog” is the best Muhurta or time for chanting Hanuman Mantras

Lord Hanuman is very merciful towards his devotees. He never hesitates to bestow abundant benefits to his/her devotees. No prayer to Lord Hanuman is ever left unanswered.

However, you should make it a point to chant the Hanuman Mantras with full devotion and dedication religiously. Tuesday is the most auspicious day for starting your prayers (Hanuman Mantras) towards Lord Hanuman.

Lord Hanuman

Lord Hanuman is a popular Hindu deity who is worshiped by Hindus for his divine characteristics. He belongs to the race of apes. He helped Lord Rama to defeat the demon king, Ravana, and establish the kingdom of truth. He killed many demons and traveled thousands of miles in search of Seeta, the abducted wife of Lord Rama. He also helped Pandavas indirectly in the war against Kauravas. He is popularly known as “Monkey God” in the west. Because of him, monkeys are considered sacred animals.

Maruti, Bajrang Bali, and Anjanisut are other popular names of Lord Hanuman. He is also known by many other names. He is the son of Anjali and Kesari. It is believed that he was born from the boon of Vayu, the wind deity hence, he is also known as Pavanputra. As Lord Hanuman is the greatest devotee of Lord Rama, he is known as Rambhakta Hanuman.

He is considered as Superman of Hindu Mythology or Indian Superhero. He has the greatest strength of all and is worshipped by Indian wrestlers for gaining physical power. He has powers like flying in the air without the use of any machine, unbeatable strength, transforming himself into the bigger like Hulk, etc.

He is also known as “obstacle remover.” He is the only deity who has full control over the planet Shani (Saturn) hence, Hindus offer him oil and leaves on Saturday so that he would protect them from bad effects of Planet Saturn (Shani) (According to Indian astrology, the problems in one’s life are caused by Planet Saturn).

Lord Hanuman is immortal. Lord Rama gave this blessing to him when he rejected to accept any rewards after defeating Ravana. He is a staunch celibate and is the symbol of celibacy in Hinduism. Hindus believe that he is still living and he protects Hindus from the debacles.

Maruti is very popular in the Indian film industry also. Many movies have been made on his life. The latest animated movie “Hanuman” was a big hit. The sequel of this movie “The Return of Hanuman” also was quite popular.

Benefits of Worshiping Panchmukhi Hanuman

The benefits of worshiping Panchmukhi Hanuman are manifold.

  1. The east facing anjaneya fulfills the wishes of the person. Which can sometimes be selfish and of personal nature.
  2. The south facing anjaneya grants wishes for the welfare of all.
  3. The west facing hanuman offers soubhagya or the favor of good luck.
  4. The north facing one offers the gift of prosperity and wealth.
  5. The Hayagriva mukha faces the Sky. Haygriva guarantees the complete welfare and happiness of the world.

Significance of Hanuman Mantra

“Ram Raksha Strotam”, a Sanskrit Strota, a shield of Ram that has lines devoted to the great Hanuman, saying, “Whoever reads this will be protected by Hanuman.” Lord Hanuman is one of the important figures of the Hindu epic The Ramayana and its various versions. He is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of lord Rama. He plays a very important role throughout the epic. We see his loyalty towards Lord Rama and his brave acts throughout the narrative and come to idolize him. Being an immortal (Chiranjivi), he is mentioned in several other texts including The Mahabharata and some Jain texts. Several texts also imply that he is the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

There are numerous temples of Hanuman built everywhere because it is believed that a great warrior like him protects the surrounding areas from demons, evils, darkness and despair. A lot of prayers, hymns, shlokas and mantras are dedicated to Pawan-putra Hanuman. Some of the significant ones are Hanuman Chalisa, Bajranga Baan, Maruti Strotam, Hanumansahasranam strota, Hanuman Bahuk and so on. All these prayers, hymns and Hanuman mantras are written to not only praise all the good deeds done by Lord Hanuman but also to help us acknowledge his bravery and all other virtues that made him a Hindu lord irrespective of the supernatural elements that he was bestowed with. Take the Hanuman Chalisa – it is a forty lined hymn composed by Goswami Tulsidas in praise of Lord Hanuman. He has written this to inspire the spiritual aspirants to become devotees of Lord Rama, so that they are blessed and protected by Hanuman and also they are helped to spiritually progress. Through these mantras people are reminded of Hanuman’s greatness and his terrible fights against the unrighteous. Hanuman is an idol of true devotion and chastity amongst the Hindus. He is a symbol of devotion of the enlightened individual soul to the supreme soul. The prayers are pleas to Lord Hanuman to help us get rid of the ‘bad minds’ as he is a true companion of the ‘good minds’. The ‘bad minds’ are the evil thoughts and all the vices that we dwell upon and to prevent this we pray to Hanuman who is said to be a companion of the ‘good mind’ which being the pure virtues that he is bestowed with. People are said to be able to keep diseases at bay just by chanting his name as he is a symbol of not only physical strength but also the very meaning of the word ‘strength’ in every possible way. These hymns and mantras of Hanuman glorify the purity of his soul and also makes the people realize how much better it feels to be like him with such pure and innocent virtues. The Hanuman mantras are chanted to remove pain from one’s life by seeking help from the greatest protector there has ever been, Hanuman. He is believed to bring happiness in everyone’s lives with the help of his never ending positive energy. He is worshipped not because of his immortality but because of the virtues that he possesses that sets him apart from all other immortals.

Hanuman mantras are not only significant because of what it teaches us about the ‘All mighty one’ but also it physically improves our health. It has been proved by several psychiatrists that these mantras have therapeutic effect on the human soul. It helps you calm down when you are agitated and also helps in increasing productivity. These mantras are said to be extremely beneficial for children as hearing and appreciating the strength and good deeds of Lord Hanuman help them to be courageous in getting rid of bad thoughts and dreams. Studies have proven that reading Hanuman mantras once a day helps people keep all negative thoughts at bay, thus, increasing productivity. As Lord Hanuman represents life energy and one’s conscience reminding oneself about his deeds actually helps getting rid of bad thoughts and also makes our minds high functioning. It is popularly believed that chanting Hanuman mantras help solve the problems of life such as debt problems, marriage-related problems, mental agony, disturbances and so on, very quickly. Many physicians say that chanting these mantras help people to be energetic and active everyday thereby achieving a good and healthy life without the temptations of giving in to Sloth. Each Hanuman mantra has a significance to our daily lives. Some helps as become mentally strong while some physically. Some help us cleanse our soul and some help us to get rid of any kind of negative energy in and around us. By chanting these mantras one seeks Lord Hanuman’s blessing and guidance. Astrologically, it has been found to be highly effective in controlling the malefic effects of Saturn’s transit.

Each verse of the Hanuman Chalisa is significant to our lives in several different ways. For example, the first opening verse helps in removal of bad karma, the second one helps in giving us wisdom and strength and so on and so forth. But if you ask me the giant elephant in the room is not the significance of these mantras, because these mantras were written ages ago and thus are already pre-determined as symbolic in our lives, it is the fact that believing in these mantras and recognizing them for what importance they hold in our lives and how they help us fight our demons. The main significance of these mantras are when one concentrates completely on them, they realize that one’s problem in life is nothing compared to what Hanuman had to go through and thereby choosing to believe that if he can do it against such adversities then we can do it too. These mantras are a gateway to our own conscience and thus are very significant in our lives not only because it helps us to keep in touch with our religious beliefs but also helps us by reminding us the very importance of our lives in this erratic world and how we choose to live it.


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