Sri Hanuman believed and stated in the
'Ram-Charit-Maanas' penned by Goswami Tulsidas:
Kahe Hanuman vipattee Prabhu soyee
Jab kabhee Sumiran bhajan na hoyee
Hanuman believes and states that,
that it is a misfortune when one forgets to remember the Lord, and take His
So my dear friends whatever trials and tribulations we are going through are
nothing. According to Hanuman we have a misfortune, only if you and I forget to
think of the Lord and/or sing His praise.
Let us remember to do the Hanuman Chalisa preferably 11 times, if not,
at least once on Hanuman's day. It is believed that Sri Ram is forever indebted
to Hanuman because of the latter's service. And since Hanuman wanted nothing in
return, Sri Ram would have to grant the wishes of Hanuman, if he intercedes for
us, His devotees.
Hanumanji was born on the full-moon day of the month of
Chaitra, in a cave on the Rushyamuk mountain.
In order to destroy the
demon Ravan, Vishnu took birth as Rama. What I am saying is that Lord Vishnu
incarnated as Sri Rama.
Hanumanji is the son of
‘Vayu’ the wind God.
The mother of Hanuman was
Anjani who initially was a very famous courtesan in heaven named Punjikasthala.
Punjikasthala was cursed by
a sage, who she had insulted and so she was born as a female monkey named Anjani.
Anjani performed penance in
order to beget a powerful and swift son, which she did and who came to be known
When Hanuman was a child, he
flew, pushed Rahu and Ketu aside and caught the Sun. Lord Indra hit the child
with his powerful weapon ‘Vajra’. Hanuman lay still on the top of a
When Vayu came to know what
had come to pass, he stopped blowing.
The world was in trouble
with the sun in captivity and the wind refusing to blow.
Finally Indra blessed
Hanuman with the boon, that the latter would be able to choose his time of death
and would be able to become big or small in stature at will
All was well. The pleased
father, Vayu’ started to blow gently, much to the relief of the living beings.