Lord Anjaneya

Lord Anjaneya, also called Shri Hanuman, is celebrated and worshipped by the Hindus He plays very important role in Ramayana (The Hindu Epic) in which he was very helpful in bringing back Devi Seetha, the consort of Lord Rama, from Shri lanka where She had been imprisoned by the demon Ravana.

In legend it is told that He is none other than the son of Lord Vayu, the God of Wind. He is saving all His faithful devotees from the ill fortunes and tribulations created by the malefic planets. It is said that he is as powerful as Lord Vinayaka who will also save His devotees from those malefic planets. Lord Anjaneya has an unique shape with monkey face and gigantic hairy body. He always has a weapon called Gadayutham on his right hand and some times he seems as flying over the sky by carrying Sanjeevi Hills on one hand and Gadayutham on the other one. In some other pictures this god is shown in a meditating position.

Lord Anjaneya is faithful follower and devotee of Lord Rama. He served Shri Rama and His consort Devi Seetha in difficult times and he is only God who brought Sanjeevi Hills when Laxman was struggling for his life. There is an interesting story behind it.

When Lord Rama and others were warring against Ravana to rescue Devi Seetha, one day Lord Laxman was wounded and went to unconscious state by the powerful throne which was hurled by Indrajit, son of demon Ravana. A sage from Rama's side urged to bring a certain medicinal leaves which would be only available at Sanjeevi Hills to save Laxman. Immediately Lord Anjaneya flew over the sky towards towards Sanjeevi Hills to bring the medicinal leaves. But, unfortunately He could not identify the required leaves. Then Lord Anjaneya came to a decision to carry the whole Sanjeevi hills on His hand and bring it where Lord Laxman was lying in the serious condition. Then, the sage went through the hills and collected the medicinal leaves which saved the life of Lord Laxman. Thus Lord Anjaneya did the timely help to save the life of Lord Laxman.

Lord Anjaneya is also told as the incarnation of Lord Shiva who wished to serve Lord Rama. Once Lord Vishnu incarnated to serve Lord Shiva and made him very happy. On seeing His faihful services and love, Lord Shiva decided to reciprocate the same to Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva pleased to Lord Vishnu to bless an opportunity to serve Him in His next incarnation. Thus, the great bakthi of Lord Vishnu on Lord Shiva made the other incarnation of Lord Shiva, Shri Anjaneya, to fulfil His services to His Lord Rama, the other incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

The Hindu people celebrate and adorn Him in all the days of a week. Particularly on Thursdays and Saturdays the people decorate Him with a garland made of south indian oily recipe called 'vada' which is made of black grams, onions and spices like peppers.

At Sushindram and Nanganallur in Tamil Nadu, India there are famous temples for Lord Anjaneya.

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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur

Anjaneya is known by various other names also.Like-Pavanasutha, Vayuputhra,Anjanasutha,etc.According to Jain version of Ramayan,he is known as Anuman.While he is a brhmachari in Valmiki Ramayan, he is married in jain version.

Main thing we have to identify in the caharacter of Anjaneya is- his devotion,dedication and obedience!He has tha powetr of most poerful demon, but uses it like the wisest man!Hanuman is an idealto those who believe in a dedicated life.


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ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum Author

Dear Jain, Thanks for visiting this Hub and adding more informations about Lord Anjaneya.


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hubber-2009 8 years ago from India

If you chant Anjaneya swamy mantra mp3's for meditation purposes, your health will be improved..


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Prasad- Hanuman did have a son called Makardhwaja without losing his celibacy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum Author

Dear Hubber, Thanks for visiting this hub and your good suggestion.


ghantasala dhana lakshmi 7 years ago

dear hubber thanks for create this web site. it is very exiting.


jhansi 7 years ago

my mother liked hanuman very much so iam also liked hanuman very much. your web site is very super.


Ghantasala jhansi 7 years ago

my mother liked hanuman very much so iam also liked hanuman very much. your web site is very super.


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum Author

Dear Ghantasala Dhana Lakshmi, Jhansi and Ghantasala Jhansi, I thank all of you for your nice comments!


jayapraba 7 years ago

If you read anjaneya manthra , it will lead to increase your energy.so whenever you pray u read that manthra.

om anjaneyaya vithmagi

vayu puthraya demagi

thanoth hanumandh prasodhayath...........


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum Author

Dear Jayapraba, Thank you very much for adding here Shri Anjaneya Mantras.


V.K.SUBRAMANI 7 years ago

REALLY EXCELLENT. READERS MAY ALSO NOTE THAT HANUMAN TEMPLE AT NAMAKKAL, TAMILNADU IS QUITE FAMOUS. LORD ANJANEYA HAS BEEN GRANTING BOON TO ALL DEVOTEES SURRENDERING TO HIM. CHANTING HANUMAN CHALISA IS A SINGLE SOLUTION TO ALL DIFFICULTIES FACED BY US.


V.K.SUBRAMANI 7 years ago

REALLY EXCELLENT. READERS MAY ALSO NOTE THAT HANUMAN TEMPLE AT NAMAKKAL, TAMILNADU IS QUITE FAMOUS. LORD ANJANEYA HAS BEEN GRANTING BOON TO ALL DEVOTEES SURRENDERING TO HIM. CHANTING HANUMAN CHALISA IS A SINGLE SOLUTION TO ALL DIFFICULTIES FACED BY US.


Lakshmi Panchakshari 7 years ago

Lord Hanuman is a wonderful God.He sets an example of humble devotee,with strong willpower and embodiment of strength.As his devotees we too must follow him to the maximum extent.


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VShanker 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

Very good post. Jai Hanuman!


karthik s n 7 years ago

lord hanuman really helped me a lot. god please forgive all my mistake.jai sri ram


munna 7 years ago

jai sri ram


anirudh 6 years ago

plz any one say if u know WHAT is the priginal name of hanuman?


ram 6 years ago

Original name of Hanuman is Maruthi.


sindhu 6 years ago

Indomitable faith in hanuman will fulfill all your wishes.I am talking this from my own experience


Vishnu Sahasranamam 5 years ago

very informative article. I learned a lot.

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