Sri Anjaneyā (Hanuman)
Sri Anjaneya is said to be Chiranjivi and is present in the world even today. He is the link between the Devotees and God, for, as instructed by the lord, he serves, protects and inspires the Servants of God !
Lord Shri Anjaneya Greatest Devotee Of Lord Rama Greatest Devotee ever born on earth, Unwavering dedication to righteousness, Unstinting performance of entrusted duties, And unfailing talents in serving his master Lord Shri Rama – thus is described, Anjaneya or Hanuman, an Avatar of Lord shiva.
Lord Anjaneya is the epitome of Pure Love, Knowledge, Bhakthi, Valour, Righteousness and Strength- is personification of all the Good in Creation.
The Word “Neyan” means, the One who Is near and dear to you Eternal closeness, Hanumanji took birth for the sole purpose of serving His Master, Lord Sri Rama and Sri Rama’s devotees. Hanumanji’s surrender To the divine cause, and His devotion to Lord Rama was unique, exemplary and Unconditional.
The important days for worshipping Hanuman Swami are Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Monday is specially very good Lord Shiva. According to a legend when Sani (Saturn) approached Hanuman Swami to bring him under his spell, Hanuman Swami got him by the hair , dangled him in the air and blew air on him. Hanuman Swami let him go only after a promise from him that he would never harm him or his devotees. For those who have Sani the seven and a half year period as per Indian Astrology, it is good to worship Hanuman Swami on Saturdays. Others can worship on any of the three mentioned days to their convenience.
Sloka for Daily Worship:
Manojavam maaruta tulya vegam
Jitendriyam budhimataam varishtam |
Vaataatmajam Vaanarayootha mukhyam
Sri Rama dootam s’irasa namaami ||
Lord Rama’s emmisary,(sri Rama dootam) the foremost among the intelligentsia, (budhimataam varishtam) is swift as thought and equal to wind-God in speed (monojavam maaruth tulya vegam). I bow reverently my head (s’irasa namassmi) to that wind God’s great son (vaaataatmajam)Hanuman, who keeps his sense organs ever under control (jitendriyam) and a leader of the army of the monkeys (vaanarayootha mukhyam).