Take a cup of oil. Add fourteen grains of black gram (Udid) to it and
see your reflection in that oil. Then offer that oil unto Hanuman. If
one is ill and is unable to visit Hanuman’s temple, one can worship
Hanuman as per this.
Hanuman Puja Vidhi – One who responds to His devotees’ vowed observances
Even today, upon making a vowed observance, several men and women
perform daily circumambulations around Hanuman’s idol with the faith
that He is a Deity who fulfills promises. Some people wonder why
unmarried girls are advised to worship Hanuman, who is Himself a
bachelor. Some people erroneously conclude that the reason may be
psychological, that is because girls wish to marry a well-built man.
The actual reasons, however are as follows.
1. Of the unmarried, approximately 30% are unable to get married due
to the influence of distressing energies. Worship of Hanuman helps to
overcome these obstacles in marriage. (10% people are unable to get
married due to unreasonable expectation about the prospective bride or
groom. Once they make their expectations reasonable, they too are able
to get married. 50% are unable to get married due to their destiny. If
their destiny is mild or moderate, it can be overcome by worshipping
the family Deity.)
2. Among deities of the highest level, there is no such state as
‘married’ or ‘single’. There is no gender differentiation between them
either, as they are born with a resolve (Sankalpa) or by asexual
means. Man has made this differentiation between them. A female Deity
represents the male Deity’s energy.
Usually during a worship ritual, we are asked to offer something which
the Deity likes. For example, Ganapati likes red flowers, Shiva likes
bel leaves, Vishnu likes tulsi leaves, etc. Then a story is narrated
as to why the Deity likes that particular thing. In reality however,
superior deities like Shiva, Vishnu, Ganapati do not have any likes or
Hanuman Puja Vidhi – The reason for specific offerings to specific deities
One of the objectives of worship is that the idol to be worshipped
should get charged with divine consciousness (Chaitanya) and
facilitate our spiritual progress. In order to instill divine
consciousness, the offering made unto that idol should have greater
ability to attract pavitrakas (Subtlemost pure particles) of that
Deity which are spread as far as the maharlok (region), than any other
offering. Red flowers, bel leaves, tulsi and oil, sindur (Vermilion)
and rui leaves have maximum ability to attract pavitrakas of Ganapati,
Shiva, Vishnu and Hanuman respectively. That is why oil, sindur and
rui leaves are offered unto Hanuman.
Hanuman and Shani’s sadesati (Unfavourable period of seven and a half years)
Hanuman is worshipped to alleviate suffering due to sadesati.
Hanuman Puja Vidhi – Objectives
Hanuman has more manifest energy (72%) as compared to other Deities
who have approximately 10% manifest energy. The following reasons
(based on concepts of energy) inspire devotees to worship Hanuman –
1. Problems caused by negative energy, influence of Shani, etc.
2. To channelise pleasant energy : To overcome obstacles in the path
of activated kundalini (spiritual energy) and to channelise it in the
Method of worship of Hanuman and following Hanuman Puja Vidhi
Prevalent practice of worship and Hanuman Puja Vidhi
Hanuman jayanti is celebrated in Maharashtra, on the full moon day
(pournima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. Maharashtrians
consider Saturday as the day of Hanuman whereas in all other places in
India it is Tuesday and Saturday. There is a custom of offering oil
and sindur (Vermilion) to Hanuman on this day. At some places, the
practice of breaking a coconut is a part of the worship. For spiritual
progress, people worship Hanuman facing the left side, that is the
‘vamamukhi (Vama = left, mukha = face)’ idol.
Immerse yourself in a community of such devotion at the Hanuman Festival, every June, in Boulder, Colorado, a music-filled yoga festival at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, with world-class yoga instructors. It’s an annual invitation to “immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be.”
LEAP WITH YOUR BREATH
Guiding students through Earth Heart Hanuman, Saul David Raye says, “When Hanuman leaps, he leaps with his breath.” In that way, Hanuman is an eternal entity in teaching us to find where the breath meets the body, where the body meets the bravery within our hearts, and enables our devotion to be a launching pad from which we meet life’s seemingly insurmountable challenges.
I don’t know about you but my first attempts at doing the splits (aside from when I was five) were anything but graceful. Blessed with inflexible hamstrings and hips, practicing the splits has been a lengthy endeavor. It’s vital of course, to properly prepare by warming up the entire body, with particular attention to the backside of the legs, and hips.
Hanumanasana is often taught using one block at various heights to support beneath the forward extended hamstring. I’ve found that using two blocks underneath the hands (with stacked joints so wrists are in one line with elbows and shoulders) is more useful in progressing in depth over time in the asana. The two-block method also provides additional support to lengthen the spine and extend the heart upwards. Getting out of the pose? Now that’s awkward. I’ve heard it said that on the other side of awkward, is awesome.
It’s these moments in which we have the greatest opportunity to call upon whatever source of spiritual strength aids us. Hanuman exemplifies faith, trust, and being of service in such moments of doubt.
Regular chanting of Hanuman Mantra increases a person’s resilience and
he emerges victorious in every challenging situation. Hanuman mantra
helps to overcome the difficulties or problems one might encounter in
getting a wish fulfilled. Repeated Japa of Hanuman Mantra is believed
to dispel ghosts and spirits and ward off maladies such as fever and
epilepsy. Hanuman Mantra is also used for attaining physical strength,
stamina and power. Hanuman Mantra helps to quickly solve the problems
of life such as problems in married life, debt problems, mental
disturbances and agony, etc. Hanuman Mantar Japa blesses one with the
qualities of courage and confidence, thwarts the efforts of one’s
enemies and ensures success, strengthens the immune system and blesses
one with a long life. By chanting the Hanuman Mantra daily, one
becomes active and energetic and doesn’t experience laziness in doing
The scriptures state that ‘his form is as vast as a mountain’ and as tall as a gigantic tower. His complexion is yellow and glowing like molten gold. His face is as red as the brightest ruby while his enormous tail spreads out to an interminable length. He stands on a lofty rock and roars like thunder. He leaps into the air and flies among the clouds with a rushing noise, while the ocean waves are roaring and splashing below. Ramayana further says, The chief of monkeys is a perfect being. No one can equal him in learning of
SHASTRAS and in comprehending the meaning and sense of scriptures. In
all sciences and in the rules of austerity, he rivals the preceptor of
the gods. Hanuman is the ninth author of grammar
Hanuman became the greatest and the most faithful helper of Rama in
his campaign against Ravana. When sent as Rama’s envoy Hanuman was
given a ring to convince Sita that he was truly her husband’s
messenger. With a formidable leap he crossed the seas and reached
Lanka. He succeeded in meeting Sita and brought her news back to Rama.
Hanuman is one of the most recognized, revered and respected deities in the Hindu pantheon. Half human, half monkey, he is worshiped for his great strength, undying devotion, loyalty and selfless dedication
to Rama, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. As Rama’s faithful
servant, Hanuman features prominently in the Hindu epic “Ramayana.” He
rescues Rama’s wife from the clutches of Ravana, the evil king of
Lanka, and helps defeat him. Not only is he known for his fearlessness
and fierceness in battle, Hanuman is also respected for his profound
knowledge of all the ancient Vedas and scriptures. Like all deities,
there are many legends about Hanuman and how he became such a powerful