Hanuman Puja – Worshipping the Protector
Hanuman Puja is observed on the fourteenth day of the Kartik month (October-November) according to the Hindu calendar. The day of HanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone... Puja always coincides with the day of KaliKali
There are several traditions of how Kali came into existence... Chaudas and it is believed that Hanuman protects his devotees from all the bad spirits that are prevalent on this day. Hanuman Puja is performed all over India, but is most fervently performed in Gujarat.
Legends have it that on this day Hanuman was granted the boon of eternal life or immortality. However, the boon was, in its full effect, a combination of many boons. There are many Vedic references which state that when Hanuman was a child, he thought of the sun to be a fruit. As he was very hungry at that point of time, he went for the sun thinking of it as a fruit to satisfy his hunger. On his way he met Rahu, a Vedic planet who is believed to bring about eclipses. Both of them clashed but eventually, Hanuman thrashed Rahu According to Hindu religion, Rahu is the severed head of a demon which swallows sun and, thus, causes eclipses. The time of day under the influence of Rahu is considered inauspicious. He is lord of the three lunar mansions.and tossed him away and proceeded to put the sun in his mouth. After his defeat, Rahu approached Indra, king of the God, and complained about Hanuman as to how he obstructed him from getting to the sun and preventing the scheduled solar eclipse. Infuriated by Hanuman’s mischief, Indra attacked him with Vajra, which struck his jaw, thus, leaving a permanent mark on his chin. He fell back down to the earth and became unconscious. Upset over Indra’s actions, Hanuman’s father figure Vayu withdrew all the air from the world and went into seclusion. As living beings started to die due to deprivation of air, Indra drew back the effect of his Vajra. Many gods gathered together and tried to please Vayu in order to bring back the balance of the world. Later, Hanuman gained consciousness and woke up. Indra granted Hanuman the boon that his mighty weapon Vajra It is a Sanskrit word which means thunderbolt as well as diamond. Hence, it is the name given to a ritual weapon which is both indestructible and strong like a diamond, and irresistible like a thunderboltwill never have any effect on Hanuman in the future. BrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)... came there as well and granted him the boon that he will not be harmed with any weapon at all and will remain indestructible to anything. Surya bestowed upon him the boon that Hanuman would have the knowledge of the scriptures like no other, and also gifted him one percent of his radiance. Vayu blessed him with the boon that Hanuman shall live as long as there will be air in the world. Eventually, Vayu’s anger was mollified and he released the air back to the earth, thus, stabilizing its order again.
Another legend states that RamaRama
As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama... returned to Ayodhya along with his wife SitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known... and brother Laxmana, after fourteen years of exile on Diwali. Throughout this time, Hanuman served Rama with full devotion and dedication. This pleased Rama so much that he blessed Hanuman with the boon that he would always be worshipped before him. Therefore, people worship Hanuman a day before Diwali on Hanuman Puja. It is also believed that Rama once granted Hanuman the boon that as long as there will remember Rama’s name, Hanuman will live.
It is regarded as mandatory for the devotees on this day to wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes. Hanuman Puja is generally performed with sesame oil, flowers, and sandalwood. Food items prepared with the help of sesame seed, jaggery and rice flakes, ghee and sugar are also offered to him. In some parts of India, coconuts are also considered as an important item which is supposed to be offered to Hanuman. Also, people apply vermilion on idols of Hanuman and later on themselves as this tradition is believed to please Rama, which, in turn, pleases Hanuman.
It is considered during the night of Kali She is the embodiment of empowerment and a fierce aspect of the Goddess. She is black in her complexion and thus she is named Kali. She is the Goddess of time, power, change and destruction and is majorly worshipped in South India, Bengal and AssamChaudas, the bad spirits become quite powerful and are able to harm the people the most. Hanuman is believed to be the symbol of strength and power and a protector from evil spirits.He is worshipped on this day with full devotion and sincerity to seek strength, power and the protection from all the evil spirits and harmful entities. Moreover, it is believed that worshipping Hanuman on this day pleases him a lot and the devotees are blessed with a long and happy life.