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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is a celebration of the birth of Hanuman. The great Hanuman is known for its great strength, power and his immortal devotion towards Lord Rama. He is considered to be a greatest follower of Lord Rama and played a crucial role in his life. He is considered to be one of the most powerful Hindu dieties in India. According to Hindu mythology, as the son of Pawan, the God of Winds and Anjanee, he is often referred to as Pawanputra who is blessed with immense physical and mental strength that is greatly inspiring.

Hanuman Jayanti begans early in the day with special puja being performed by devotees. People in India organize special prayers for Lord Hanuman to get rid of evil spirits. The God is known for its magical powers. Prayers and Hymns are sung all day long in. He is believed to have carried a whole mountain in his shoulder. On auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti, People apply red Sindur from Lord's feet on their foreheads. This is considering being a ritual for good health and good luck.

Also, Hanuman Jayanti is an occasion to remember Lord Hanuman's unbridled devotion to Lord Rama and his feats of daring. In their quest to fight against Ravana, Lord Hanuman led a monkey army and built a bridge to Lanka. He also carried a whole mountain of magic herbs on his shoulders to restore the life of Lakshman. Thus, the ubiquitous standing statue of Lord Hanuman with his heart stretched out open is at once a metaphoric as well as literal illustration of his infinite devotion to Lord Ram, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.

In the epic tale of Ramayana, the extraordinary role of Hanuman, an exemplary devotee of Lord Rama, is very well detailed out in situations requiring strength, will-power and courage. Hanuman's character is lyrically elaborated in Tulsidas's Hanuman Chalisa

Date : 10 April 2017 (Monday)

From : 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Hindu Temple Bristol

Hanuman Chalisa Hymn


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