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5. Importance of Maruti as described by saints

5. Importance of Maruti as described by saints

Samarth Ramdas Swami has said, ‘Hanumant is our Deity’.
Hanuman represents energy, skill and devotion. Hence, Saint Ramdas
initiated the worship of Hanuman. The eleven Hanuman idols installed
by Him are well known. In North India too, Saint Tulsidas established
temples and gave importance to worship of Hanuman. Madhavacharya
(founder of the Brahma sect, propounding duality) is considered to be
an incarnation of Hanuman. Several other saints have also glorified
Hanuman through Their compositions to set an example for society

Forms of Hanuman : Science behind the idol

Forms of Hanuman : Science behind the idol

1.1 Colour

One comes across varied information about Hanuman’s true form.
He is mostly red and rarely black. ‘Red’ Hanuman is one who is smeared
with sindur (vermilion). Saturn’s (Shani’s) influence may have
resulted in His black complexion. Hanuman is popular as an incarnation
of Rudra or as the son of Rudra. The red complexioned Rudra has
perhaps influenced Hanuman’s complexion too. When Hanuman became red
in complexion, tales of His love for sindur gained popularity.
1. Once after bathing, Sita applied a red circular mark in the centre
of Her forehead with sindur. When Hanuman asked Her the reason for it,
She replied, “It prolongs the life of your Master.” This influenced
Hanuman so greatly that He smeared sindur over His entire body !
Once when Hanuman was proceeding to Lanka with the Dronagiri hills
Bharat struck Him with an arrow and wounded His leg. The wound healed
with a mixture of sindur and oil. Hence sindur and oil are Hanuman’s
favourites.’

One who responds to the vows of devotees

One who responds to the vows of devotees

Even today several men and women circumambulate Hanuman’s idol daily
as a vowed observance due to the belief that this deity responds to
one’s vows. Some people find it amazing that girls whose marriages do
not materialise are advised to worship the celibate Hanuman. Based on
psychology some erroneously jump to the conclusion that girls who wish
to marry a robust man worship Maruti. However the real reasons for the
worship are as follows.
30% of those who remain unmarried are so because of the influence of
spirits, black magic and other distressing energies. By worshipping
Maruti these obstacles are overcome and they are able to get married.
(10% of people remain unmarried due to high expectations about the
bride or groom. Once these expectations are reduced they can get
married. 50% remain unmarried due to destiny. If the destiny is mild
or moderate then by worshipping the family deity this can be overcome.
However if the destiny is severe then it is only with a saint’s grace
that marriage can occur. The remaining 10% remain unmarried due to
other spiritual causes and for that, the treatment depends on the
cause.)
Among deities of the highest level there are no differences between
celibates and married ones. Also since they are born by a mere resolve
(not born through the vaginal route) there are no gender differences
among them. These differences are created by man. A female deity is
but a representation of a deity’s energy.

दासहनुमान व वीरहनुमान: ये हनुमानके दो रूप हैं 

दासहनुमान व वीरहनुमान: ये हनुमानके दो रूप हैं 

दासहनुमान व वीरहनुमान: ये हनुमानके दो रूप हैं । दासहनुमान रामके आगे

हाथ जोडे खडे रहते हैं । उनकी पूंछ जमीनपर रहती है । वीरहनुमान योद्धा
मुद्रामें होते हैं । उनकी पूंछ उत्थित रहती है व दाहिना हाथ माथेकी ओर
मुडा रहता है । कभी-कभी उनके पैरों तले राक्षसकी मूर्ति भी होती है ।
भूतावेश, जादू-टोना इत्यादि द्वारा कष्ट दूर करनेके लिए वीरहनुमानकी
उपासना करते हैं ।
दक्षिणमुखी हनुमान: इस मूर्तिका मुख दक्षिणकी ओर होता है इसलिए इसे
दक्षिणमुखी हनुमान कहते हैं । जादू-टोना, मंत्र-तंत्र इत्यादि प्रयोग
प्रमुखत: ऐसी मूर्तिके सम्मुख ही किए जाते हैं । ऐसी मूर्तियां
महाराष्ट्रमें मुंबई, पुणे, औरंगाबाद इत्यादि क्षेत्रोंमें व कर्नाटकमें
बसवगुडी क्षेत्रमें पाई जाती हैं ।

जितेंद्रिय हनुमान

जितेंद्रिय हनुमान

सीताको ढूढने जब हनुमान रावणके अंत:पुरमें गए, तो उस समय उनकी जो
मन:स्थिति थी, वह उनके उच्च चरित्रका सूचक है । इस संदर्भमें वे स्वयं
कहते हैं – `सर्व रावणपत्नियोंको नि:शंक लेटे हुए मैंने देखा तो सही,
परंतु देखनेसे मेरे मनमें विकार उत्पन्न नहीं हुआ ।’  अनेक संतोंने ऐसे
जितेंद्रिय हनुमानकी पूजा निश्चित कर, उनका आदर्श समाजके समाने रखा ।
6. प्रचलित पूजा
चैत्रपूर्णिमाके दिन हनुमान जयंती मनाई जाती है । प्राय: शनिवार व
मंगलवार हनुमानके दिन माने जाते हैं । इस दिन हनुमानको सिंदूर व तेल
अर्पण करनेकी प्रथा है । कुछ जगह तो नारियल चढानेकी भी रूढि है ।
आध्यात्मिक उन्नतिके लिए वाममुखी (जिसका मुख बाईं ओर हो) हनुमान या
दासहनुमानकी मूर्तिको पूजामें रखते हैं ।