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The Essence of Hindu Tradition and Culture
Sri Hanumat jayanti Special Edition

Volume : 9...
Table of Contents
Introduction ..............................................................................................
Shri Kanchi Maha Periva Thiruvadigal Saranam
Introduction
Hari Om!
We are pleased to bring you the Ninth edition of the e-...
Memoirs of Kanchi Munivar: A Floral Collection
Author:....... Raa. Ganapathi
Source:....... kAnchi munivar ninaivuk kadamb...
everything wasn't Sri Maha Periyavar a match for the Anjanai Selvan? For this man too only
RamaNamam was the precious comp...
Discourses by Sri Kanchi Maha Periva
Deivathin Kural – Vol 1
Anjaneya Swami is something special. If we look into what all...
Residing in the flag of Arjuna, Anjaneya had the privilage of listening to the complete Bhagawat Gita.
In the language of ...
Deivathin Kural – Vol 3
For the weaklings the support is Sri Ramachandra Murthy. “nir bal ke bal ram” says Surdas.
When on...
clouds bearing rain and sustenance! That is why we emphasize this service of His saying, “anjana
nandanam veeram janaki sh...
goes. Having been duped by Ravana once by presenting Mareecha as a golden deer, she was not going
to be duped anymore. Eve...
He had sent Hanuman to Sri Rama for this purpose only. But Rama could easily foresee that Hanuman
is going to be a ‘king p...
We generally compete with each other in all our endeavours for getting aids, bonuses, prizes, awards
and free dole! Then w...
Having brought his mind and senses under control, he has completely devoted his entire being in the
service of Sri Ramacha...
More than all this, his greatest value is as ‘Rama Daasa’, the servant of Sri Rama Chandra! He is the
foremost amongst all...
and qualities of Hanuman, happens to get so healthy to be rid of any and every type of disease. Then
is this word ‘Ajaadhy...
world to see, for which there must have been the basic and
advanced theoretical books. Even if the experts are not there,
...
Many of us have started in a big way doing Paaraayanam, Japa, Upavaasam, visiting temples,
attending Bhajanai, Satsang, ta...
water, picking up mountains as though plucking weeds from the ground, fighting with and defeating
well-built and strong Ra...
Thinking of him and us as well, one is lost for words; as there is just no comparison! (PeriyavaaL
becomes quiet and conte...
Panchamukha Hanuman
The origin of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman can be
traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the war
between...
Prayers and Stotrams on Anjaneya
Hanuman Chalisa
Listen to this popular Hindi Prayer and also learn the lyrics :
http://ww...
Dhoorikrutha seetharthi , prakati krutha rama vaibhava spohoorthi,
Daritha dasa mukha keerthi, puratho mama bhathu Hanumat...
Anjaneya Stothra
Translated by Shri P.R.Ramachander
Anjana nandanam Veeram janaki soka nasanam,
Kapeesa Maksha hantharam, ...
I pray and salute the son of wind god,
Who brought to end the rakshasas,
Who is always present with eye full of tears,
Wit...
Acknowledgements
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  1. 1. E-Book from Kanchi Periva Forum The Essence of Hindu Tradition and Culture Sri Hanumat jayanti Special Edition Volume : 9 Published : January 2013 © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum – www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org
  2. 2. Table of Contents Introduction ................................................................................................... 3 Memoirs of Kanchi Munivar: A Floral Collection ............................................ 4 Divine Voice of Periva..................................................................................... 5 Why Vada Malai for Anjaneya? ...................................................................... 5 Tamil Version ............................................................................................... 5 English Version ............................................................................................ 5 Discourses by Sri Kanchi Maha Periva ............................................................ 6 Deivathin Kural – Vol 1 ................................................................................ 6 Deivathin Kural – Vol 3 ................................................................................ 8 The Greatness of Maruthi .......................................................................... 12 Anjana’s Son may grant us Good Health.................................................... 14 Deivathin Kural – Vol 7 .............................................................................. 19 Panchamukha Hanuman .............................................................................. 20 Significance of the Five Faces ....................................................................... 20 Prayers and Stotrams on Anjaneya .............................................................. 21 Hanuman Chalisa ....................................................................................... 21 Hanumath Pancha Rathnam ...................................................................... 21 Anjaneya Stothra ....................................................................................... 23 Acknowledgements ...................................................................................... 25 © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 2 of 25
  3. 3. Shri Kanchi Maha Periva Thiruvadigal Saranam Introduction Hari Om! We are pleased to bring you the Ninth edition of the e-book series from the Kanchi Periva Forum. This month’s ebook is a special edition on Lord Anjaneya, also known as Hanumanji, Maruti, Bajrang Bali, Mahavir, Pavan Kumar. This ebook contains very interesting excerpts from Sri Maha Periva’s discourses on Lord Anjaneya, some information about Periva and Anjaneya from one of Raa. Ganapathi Anna’s book, Periva’s explanation on why we offer Vada Malai (garland) for Anjaneya, some information on Panchamukha Anjaneya, and some popular Slokams of Lord Anjaneya with English translation. We also have for you a beautiful compilation of Sri Maha Periva’s sweet audio discourse on Lord Anjaneya. We are sure that this Ebook will be a feast to your eyes and we request you to forward this to all your friends and relatives. For those who are not familiar about our website and forum, we welcome you to visit www.periva.org for a collection of rare videos and complete online library of upanyasams of Sri Maha Periva. Please also register on the forum www.periva.proboards.com to stay updated on devotees’ experiences and to receive our regular newsletters. We humbly submit this Ninth-ebook at the lotus feet of Shri Maha Periva. Though this book is for restricted circulation among like-minded members of the society, this is a free publication like all our other publications, which can be downloaded from www.periva.proboards.com Any feedback or queries may be sent to us at kanchiperiva@gmail.com Administrator Kanchi Periva Forum Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara! © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 3 of 25
  4. 4. Memoirs of Kanchi Munivar: A Floral Collection Author:....... Raa. Ganapathi Source:....... kAnchi munivar ninaivuk kadambam, 240 pages Publisher:.... Divya Vidya Padhippaham (Jun. 1995 Edition) Translator : Shri Saidevo Chapter 3. - AvatAra sthalam (The Place of Avatara). Pages 63-67 We mentioned three important temples in the avatara sthalam. Where the avatara took place was also in a kOvil teru (street with a temple). But then that temple is not among these three. One who is a Bhagavan as well as a Bhakta is the mUrti who has taken up temple there. Yes, the avatara took place in the Hanumar Kovil street. Isn't Hanuman the mUrti who stands as a Bhakta with his palms joined, without showing his bhagavat shakti? Isn't it appropriate that our Gurunathan who lived hiding his mahima in his simplicity, taking birth near the Hanuman temple? This Hanuman Alayam which remains as the own temple of a private family has a special distinction. Isn't the custom of setting up two mUrtis and worshipping them as twin PiLLaiyAr, followed only for Heramba Ganapathi who is the Arambha swAmi? Whereas here, for the MarutiRayan who finishes with a mangaLam, as a novelty seen nowhere, there are two mUrtis! As elder-younger brothers, one measuring up in height to the neck of the other, two Hanumans stand next to each other joining their palms and making us join our own. If the Ramayana kartA (author) got the name as Valmiki by remaining inside an anthill, these two who are the 'Ramayana mahAmAlA ratna', in the same way were found from inside an anthill in the foothills! About two hundred years ago, following an AGYA (order) he received in a svapna (dream), a Madhva who was a resident of Vizhuppuram, found and took charge of these vanmIka (vAlmIka) mArutis and sat them in a temple here. What is the mystery of the matchless Anjaneya standing in a matched pair and standing in two forms? One of them is He himself; the other--taking birth in his own Alaya vIdhi (temple street), by the mixture of simplicity in greatness, was to become one like Him--did he show this in advance? Atma jnAnam, bhakti, ulaka jnAnam, sollARRal, suya vAzhvE aRRa paNi vAzhvu, bhAvana brahmacharyam, seyalARRal, dIrghAyuL (spiritual knowledge; devotion; worldly knowledge; skill of words; a life of service with no individuality; wholesome, manifest celibacy; skill of action; a long life)--thus in © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 4 of 25
  5. 5. everything wasn't Sri Maha Periyavar a match for the Anjanai Selvan? For this man too only RamaNamam was the precious companion, in a very important situation in his life! During that moment when he was totally upset with the tiding and thought 'A school boy, I have been appointed as the JagatAcharya?', he only called "Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama!" for help. Rama's sahodari (sister) who was not different from Him, took charge of the boy. They say that today's Kannada Desham is the place Kishkinta where the vAnaras (monkeys) lived. The man who found, not singly but as a pair, the mUrti that AcharyaaL speaks of as 'vAnara nikara adhyakSha (the superintendent of the multitude of monkeys), was also a Kannadiga. Our SriCharaNar w is an apara mUrti (posterior form) of that mUrti is from a Kannadiga family too. He said once that during his boyhood he had done cheShTa (pranks) such as climbing up the compound wall of this temple--thus also reminding the vAnara mUlava! Divine Voice of Periva Please click the link below to listen to Periva’s sweet, beautiful discourse on Anjaneyar. http://blog.periva.org/2011/12/periva-on-anjaneyar.html Why Vada Malai for Anjaneya? Tamil Version Read from our Forum: http://www.periva.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=exptamil&action=display&thread=3209 English Version Read from our Forum: http://www.periva.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=expenglish&action=display&thread=3129 © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 5 of 25
  6. 6. Discourses by Sri Kanchi Maha Periva Deivathin Kural – Vol 1 Anjaneya Swami is something special. If we look into what all He blesses His devotees with, this uniqueness of His will be somewhat understood:"buddir balam yaso dairyam nirbhayathvam arogatham I ajhadyam vakpatuthvam cha hnumath smaranath bhaveth II" The above slokam says that, just by thinking of Hanuman, His devotes happen to be blessed with the following attributes:- "Brains and its optimum utilization in morally acceptable ventures; strength of body and character; fame; courageousness; fearlessness; total immunity from diseases; and effective power of speech. Normally all these qualities will not be available in one and the same person! A brainy person may be physically weak. A very strong man may be quite an idiot. Strong man, if he also happens to be intelligent, may not be brave. If he happens to have all the above qualities, he may be a lazy fellow. Then with all these qualities, if he happens to be industrious too, he may not have the power of expression! With no such 'hiccups', Anjaneya, showers all these capabilities on His devotees. The reason for this is that, what we normally do not see as co-existing attributes; are completely concurrent in Him naturally! For example, a strong man may not be humble. An intelligent person may be too bloated with ego. In Hanuman, intelligence and physical strength is plentiful, while simultaneously, He is foremost in humbleness and devotion. Though He is a giant and a Titan; He considers all his greatness as Sri Rama's blessings and stands humbly, as a slave, without asking for any position or placement! He is a contented slave without a want or demand. Devotees could be blind followers without an iota of Gnana. Actually there is often a conflict as to what is Bakthi and what is Gnana. But Anjaneya, while being Devotee No. 1, of Sri Rama, was also Gnani No. 1, who could, when asked for, advice Sri Rama. There is a Sloka starting with the words, "vaidehi sahitam", which says that, as Guru Dakshinamurthy gives His Upadesa; keeping the four Sishyas, starting with the one named Sanaka in the foreground; similarly, Sri Rama gives His Upadesa, keeping Anjaneya Swami, in the foreground. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 6 of 25
  7. 7. Residing in the flag of Arjuna, Anjaneya had the privilage of listening to the complete Bhagawat Gita. In the language of the spirits, He is supposed to have given a commentary on Bhagawat Gita, full of subtle and esoteric interpretations. He was a very learned man, to this extent that, Sri Rama Himself calls him, "nava vyakarana vetta", meaning, 'expert in the nine different grammers!' But controlling the powers of His body and mind, He is very happy as a devotee. His pre-eminence in Bakthi did not mean that He ignored His worldly responsibilities. He fought with mighty powers in saving the down-trodden from tyranny. He is a role-model for social service. Simultaneously He attained and maintained the highest level of, bakthi, gnana, strength, bravery, fame, humility and service. If there can be a personification of all these qualities together, that is none other than Anjaneya. Above all this is His celibacy. He is a clean and true Brhmachary with no thought of 'Kamam'. Without any desire of His own, He fulfills all the requirements of Sri Rama. In Tamil Nadu, He is called Hanumar. In Kanadiga His name is Hanumanthayya. In Andhra He is Anjaneyalu. In Maharashtra, He is Maruthi. In the North, He is addressed as Mahaveer. There is no comparison or parallel. Just thinking about Him will give courage, Kamam will dissipate, with most humbleness, we will do good to all. Wherever there is 'Ram Bhajan', or 'Ram Dhun', He will be there listening in, unknown to us, with tears pouring out of His eyes. In these days of virulent self-promotion and self-propoganda, the most wanted qualification is silent contentedness. Unsatisfied with whatever bounty we get, we keep wanting more and more of money; name and fame; adulation and flattery; records and achievements; ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Our own agitations and restlessness have to come to a nullity, if we are to become aware of God's blessings. That is full, total, completeness. Hanumar has to grant us that. His devotees will have no deficiencies, wants or unfulfilled desires. For Dharmam to spread in the whole world, we must approach Him only. It is by His help that Ravana and Rakshasas were killed and Rama Rajyam was established. By His presence in the flag on Arjunas Charriot, He re-established Dharma Rajyam. Later, when morality and spirituality was in decline, it was Samarth Ramadas, considered to be an Avatara of Hanumar, who re-established Dharma through Sivaji. Even now His blessings are sorely needed. Our sincerity is the key for opening the pandora of His blessings. Read this link for the original version in Tamil: http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/part1kurall84.htm © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 7 of 25
  8. 8. Deivathin Kural – Vol 3 For the weaklings the support is Sri Ramachandra Murthy. “nir bal ke bal ram” says Surdas. When one is overwhelmed by bad times, who can be our saviour? It is Sri Rama only. We chant, “aabadaama apahartaaram”, then “agrata: prushta: cha eva, paarsvatasva maha bhalou”; (1.2.3. Dwadasa Nama Panjaram Uttara Bhagam), thereby meaning; at the time of grave difficulties, the protecting force in front and rear, on all sides, below and above, the most able, powerful force is Bhagawan Sri Ram! He is ever ready with the strings of His bow Kodandam stretched taut to shoot an arrow at our enemies and weaknesses. His younger brother Lakshmana is equally ready to follow suit, never leaving the elder brother alone! “aakarNa poorNou dhanwaanou rakshetaam Rama Lakshmanou” says the sloka, meaning thereby that ‘those with their bow strings stretched taut up to the ears, Rama & Lakshmana take care’. But this Avatara Purusha, the best amongst humans, this Veera (brave) Raghava, this Vijaya (victorious) Raghava, has clearly indicated that, He could complete the purpose of His coming to this earth as a human being, successfully because, He was so ably supported by the Maha Veera Anjaneya Hanuman! He assumed the human role to perfection. When He acted so truly as though He was just not aware as to where Sita had been taken away and hidden, it was Anjaneya who searched for the Mother and located her whereabouts! More than He suffered by separation from ‘viola’, Sita suffered ten million times more! Rama’s problem was that His devoted wife was not nearby. But she had to suffer separation as well as bear with constant entreaty by that Raktchasa who had nothing else to do than pester Her! Woman is known as ‘abala’, meaning powerless! The very Mother of all existence Maha Lakshmi, having come to the earth as Sita had to suffer all that threat and insult at Ashoka Vana! She was seriously deliberating committing suicide, by hanging from the branches of that very tree, at which she was looking up to, when She saw and heard Anjaneya chanting the name of Her beloved, ‘Ram, Ram’, by which She was saved! (It is interesting to note by the by that, the name of that forest or garden as ‘Ashoka Vana’ was a misnomer! Ashoka means, ‘devoid of sorrow’!) There is no end to Anjaneya Hanuman’s exploits, not just one or two! But, out of all of them, the peak of His achievement was to arrive at the right point in time and space to be of help to Mother of all! What was Her condition at that time? She was like the plant which was shrinking dry unto itself, due to absence of rain. At that precise moment, He arrived ‘as the man on the spot’, like the monsoon © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 8 of 25
  9. 9. clouds bearing rain and sustenance! That is why we emphasize this service of His saying, “anjana nandanam veeram janaki shoka nasanam”! Having been born as the son of a monkey mother Anjana, he gave immense pleasure to her. There is nothing great in that! However much a son may be mischievous, he always gives happiness to his mother! At least till he is a child! That is why the child is known as ‘nandana’ to mean ‘the one who gives happiness’ like, Dasaratha Nanadana, Devaki Nandana and Anjana Nandana! That is alright. But the fact that, Hanuman not only made his mother happy, He made the Mother of all existence happy. Sitamma, the ideal for generations of mothers yet to be, it was Her great sorrow that He removed! For this act of His, we have to prostrate before Him repeatedly! At that time inside Sita, the fire of sorrow was festering. When they lighted up Hanuman’s tail by tying a cloth around and dipping it in oil, it was not that fire which burnt the whole of Lanka. It was Sitamma’s Shoka Agni, which was inside the fire on His tail! Valmiki the author says this. “ya: shoka vanhim janakaatmajaayaa: aadaaya teneiva dadaaha lankaam”. ‘janaka aatmajaayaa:’ = Janaka’s daughters. ‘Shoka vanhi’ = festering fire of sorrow. ‘teneiva’ = by that only. ‘lankaam dadaaha’ = burnt the Lanka. ‘When Anjaneya’s tail was lighted up, it did not affect him in any-way, because of Sita’s wishes.’ We all know this. But that He could act as the ‘incendiary bomb’, was the power of Her sorrow! It was that ‘shoka agni’ that Ravana put in the tail of Hanuman. Who gave him the idea to do so? When Ravana got that idea, it was a situation of the end of tethers for Janaki. The one man who came to help her was a prisoner. That was the ‘last straw ‘ so to say ‘on the camel’s back’! The world could not have borne Her sorrow anymore! It was like the volcano about to burst. Somebody had to bear it and let it off. Who could it be other than Anjaneya Hanuman? No one else could have done that. That is why, Ravana got the idea to do so. It did not make any difference to Hanuman. He felt, “How does it matter if they light up my tail. They do not know what I can do with it!” It was Janaka Aatmaja’s fire of sorrow that He took upon Himself to light up the whole of Lanka. It was the fire of discrimination which punished only the wicked and spared the good people. Because it was the fire of Her sorrow, it did not hurt Her husband’s messenger and support! The greatest assistance provided by Anjaneya was to find and tell Him the whereabouts of Sita. The greatest assistance rendered to Sita was the assurance that Rama will come to save Her! That too when she was seriously thinking of committing suicide. His coming to Ashoka Vana was the silver lining on the otherwise dark perspective! Thus Anjaneya proved to be the tangible support for both Rama and Sita. But how could He do all that? He could do all that by the power of Rama and by the power of Rama Nama! He jumped over the ocean between Lanka and the southern reaches of the Indian subcontinent. He could do that by chanting the Rama Nama, by the power of those two words! When Sita was ready to give up life, how did He save Her? Not by prostrating before Her and begging Her not to die! She would have thought of him as another trick of the Rakshasa’s maya. Once bitten twice shy, the saying © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 9 of 25
  10. 10. goes. Having been duped by Ravana once by presenting Mareecha as a golden deer, she was not going to be duped anymore. Everything looked like a magic trick for Sita. Hanuman knew this. By his perfect celibacy of years of Brhmacharya he could read other’s minds crystal clear! So what did He do when Sita was about to give up Her life? He simply started chanting the Rama Nama. He started saying the ‘Rama Katha’ with reverence. Rama Nama by the mouth of Hanuman had the power to chase away all duplicity and delusion of Maya. The fire of Sita’s sorrow was quenched by being drenched by the sprinkling of Rama Nama Amirta! In gratitude, She granted that the fire should not scorch the giver of Amirta. Both Sita and Rama often spoke about their gratitude to Hanuman for being kind enough to save them from certain death. Saving Sita when She was about to give ‘prana aahuti’, saving Rama and Laxmana (who was dearer to Rama than even Sita), by bringing ‘sanjeevani oushadi’ at the most opportune moment; Rama felt indebted to Hanuman, that can never be paid for! Both Rama and Sita were forever looking for opportunities for returning the compliments! How did they reciprocate for their indebtedness? Once the coronation of Sri Rama took place, after a gap of 14 years, Rama was giving away prizes to all the people who had assembled there. He had given a beautiful Pearls necklace to Sita. She had removed it from her neck and was keeping it in her hands. She glanced all over the assemblage and looked at Her husband again. As a couple with complete unity of perspective, they both made a plan to felicitate Hanuman in front of all the assemblage. It is as though Sita asked Sri Rama, just by her looks as to who should this pearls necklace be given to? The answer was given by Rama that, the Pearl Necklace be given to the one who has indomitable power, wide range of abilities, discerning intelligence, analytical brains and sincere humility! Sita gave it to Anjaneya. As the award is given immediately after the citation has been read, without mentioning the name when Rama listed the qualitative requirements, She gave the Pearl Necklace to Anjneya Hanuman. Had He said give it to so and so, there could have been some reactions as to why! Since Hanuman had all these qualities and all were aware of the same, the award was well received by the assemblage! In the ambient atmosphere of the Pattabhisheka (corona-tion), this was a grand gesture by Sita and Rama. The way the pearl necklace rolled on his massive chest, it looked like some white cloud had come to rest on a mountain valley highlighted by a full moon above (his face)!. First time when Sri Rama met Hanuman in Rishya Srunga mountain range, it seems that Rama had already decided that the story of Ramayana was going to proceed further with this man playing an important role! At that time despite having Hanuman as his friend and guide, Sugriva was in a bad state, having lost his wife and suffering due to Vali’s domination. He had carefully investigated Rama and had identified that He was good, powerful and worth cultivating a friendship. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 10 of 25
  11. 11. He had sent Hanuman to Sri Rama for this purpose only. But Rama could easily foresee that Hanuman is going to be a ‘king pin’! After all, the same Hanuman as Easwara had pre-decided that the drama of Ramayana should unfold in such and such a manner! So by the very way Anjaneya enquired about them, he could correctly assess His capabilities and shower encomiums of praise on Anjaneya while introducing Him to Laxmana as, “New master of grammer, scholar of philology (‘sollin selvan’) and so on. Do not think of Him as only good in talking. He is a multi-faceted personality of many capabilities. If the world is a chariot, He is the pin on either side of the axle, holding the wheels in place! In other words, He is the ‘king pin’! Though you may not know him now, one day or the other, you will know Him in all truth!” I quote, “aaNi ivvulagukku ellaam.......pinnark kaaNudi meymmai”. Due to the ‘shaapam’ (curse) of a Rishi, Anjaneya was temporarily unaware of His own capabilities and greatness. It was during that period that, despite having Him as his friend, Sugriva had lost his ‘wife and kingdom’. Very soon Jaambavaan was to remind Hanuman of His powers, thereby annulling the effect of the Rishi ‘shaapam’! Hanuman was yet to do the ‘saagara dharaNam, Lanka Dahanam’ and such exploits! That is why Rama tells Laxmana that ‘you will see for yourself as to how great Hanuman is’! Ramayana is a world by itself. It has seven cantos with seven worlds. This chariot came to a standstill – when Sita had been taken away and Rama started searching for her! The mo-ment Rama met Anjaneya, He knew that He has found the ‘king pin’! The chariot of Ramayana starts running again at once! Sugriva who was in a slump wakes up and challenges Vaali. Rama kills Vaali with His arrows. The monkey teams start a search for Sita in all corners of the globe. Location of Sita in Lanka, the great fire of Lanka, construction of the bridge on the ocean –‘setu bandanam’, Rama – Ravana Yuddham (war), fol-lowed by Pattabhishekam (coronation); the epic moves on inexorably only after that. In all this, the major share of action is that of Anjaneya Hanuman! Till half of Ramayana was over, nobody knew this Hanu-man at all. He enters in Kishkinda Kaandam and becomes more important than the Hero of the epic (kavyam). Then the whole of Sundara Kaandam is all His play. The ardent devotees of Rama will still do ‘paaraayanam’ of this chapter Sundara Kaandam only when it comes to using such action for success in their endeavours! Thus, once Rama met Anjaneya, it was as though, Rama handed over the control of the chariot and told him to take it wherever He wants to! Rama Nama was His. But He used Anjaneya to wield the Rama Nama for saving Sita! He got Anjaneya to fly to Lanka by the power of Rama Nama, while He had to walk the distance! “Whatever I do is all Rama’s Grace”, thought Anjaneya. He also knew that, “It was all Sita’s Anugraha”. He never took pride for having done ‘sagara dharaNam’ and ‘Lanka dahanam’. He knew that it was the power of Rama Nama, that He could fly across the ocean and that it was Sita’s agony that burnt Lanka. He was thankful to Sita and Rama, that they were kind enough to make use of Him for their intended purposes! © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 11 of 25
  12. 12. We generally compete with each other in all our endeavours for getting aids, bonuses, prizes, awards and free dole! Then we have the feeling that we have done so much for others and that we have been dealt badly! But Sita – Rama – Anjaneya, all three of them, have the feeling that they can never be able to pay back properly for the favours received! This is a big lesson for all of us in Ramayana. Anjaneya who was mighty powerful felt that Rama was the cause of his powers. Directly proportional to His powers, He was humble to the core! Generally as the saying goes, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!” In the case of Hanuman, He was absolutely powerful and also absolutely ‘vinay sheel’! We have neither power nor humility! Let us all pray to Rama to endow us with the capacity for diligent work and lack of pride! Read this link for the original version in Tamil: http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/3dk295.htm The Greatness of Maruthi Deivathin Kural – Vol 4 The mind is often compared with the monkey. ‘Kurangu Buddhi’ is the catch phrase! Never concentrating on any one subject, forever flitting from one to the other is the famous character of the Monkey. That is how our human mind also behaves! Our AachaaryaaL says in Sivananda Lahari (sloka 20), ‘hrudaya – kapim atyanta chapalam’! He says, “Parameswara! Catch hold of my mind which is extremely fickle with a rope and earn your livelihood by entertaining people as a handler of Monkeys! This is better than begging with a skull as the begging bowl! If you do that, you will also make a good earning and I will also be saved from myself!” Thus when he is having a dig at himself, our AachaaryaaL uses the phrase, ‘hrudaya kapi’. In English also ‘monkey mind’ is an often used phrase! To be without any control forever drifting, flitting and vacillating ‘monkey like’ is the correct comparison for our minds. The ever quite and contained cow and elephant are herbivores. That is nothing much surprising. Whereas the tiger which is constantly restless is a carnivore! Even when hungry the tiger will not eat grass. If ever the tiger eats grass that will be a shock! Aanjaneya Swami’s surprising greatness is in this. Despite being a monkey famous for fickleness, despite being physically very strong, he has controlled his mind without any ‘monkey like behaviour’! © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 12 of 25
  13. 13. Having brought his mind and senses under control, he has completely devoted his entire being in the service of Sri Ramachandra Murthy. That is his greatness. There is one more surprise. With complete control of the vacillating senses and mind, he did not give up all his duties and retire into some forest cave somewhere catching hold of his nose, like any other recluse! Aanjaneya is not like that. He is known as, ‘asaadhya saadhakar’, meaning the one who makes the impossible possible’! He jumped across the ocean, lifted a mountain (Sanjeevi) and flew, destroyed a whole forest (Asoka Vanam) and set fire to a whole township (Lanka Puri)! He never gave up against whatever the odds, was never disheartened or disgruntled; with total focus he could concentrate his attention on Sri Ram’s lotus feet bringing his mind to a standstill; with a body that could run anywhere and everywhere in Sri Ram’s service! What is the fastest? Speed of air, speed of light or is it the speed of mind? In the gross, air is the fastest and in the subtle the mind. Arjuna is complaining in the Bhagawat Gita (Gita 6-34.) that this mind is running helter-skelter and is uncontrollable like the air: “chanchalam hi mana: Krishna!.....vaayoriva sudushkaram’! Bhagawan also has compared the steadiness of a Yogi’s mind to an oil lamp in a windless place, “yataa deepo nivaadasto nengathe sopamaa...” (Gita 6-19.). The word ‘nivaada’ means windless. By the words ‘vaada’ and ‘vaayu’ we mean the same thing, the air or wind. Who is Aanjaneya Swami? He is born a monkey well known for its fickleness. He is the son of Vayu, the God of Air. Air again is famous for instability and dynamic random movements. He is known as Vayu Kumara and Vaataatmaja. Aatmaja means son. “vaataatmajam vaanara – yoota mukhyam sri rama dootam sirasaa namaami”. ‘Yootam’ means a ‘mass of people’. ‘Vaanara – yoota – mukhyam’ means, an officer of the army of monkeys. He has both the gross speed of air and the subtle speed of the mind which he achieves not by the mind but body! “mano – javam maaruta – tulya – vegam jitendriyam buddhi mataam varishtam”. The phrase ‘mano javam’ means having the subtle speed of the mind. Javam means speed. Then, ‘maaruta tulya vegam’ means having the physical speed of air. ‘Maaruta’ means air. The pleasant southerly breeze is known as ‘manda maarutam’. As the son of ‘maarutam’ he is also known as ‘Maruti’. In bhajan they sing ‘veera maaruti, gambeera maruti’. As the mind-son he is ‘manojavar’ and we know that mind is ever vacillating. He is as fast as the air ‘maruta tulya vega’; and the son of air also. Then he is the head or chief of a monkey army! The surprising thing is that despite all this, he is “jitendriyam buddhimataam varishtam”; victorious over the five senses and foremost amongst the intelligentsia. He has won over the senses and so is ‘jitendriya’. Mind being the controller of the senses, ‘jitendriya’ also means that his mind is under control too. That is why he is foremost amongst the intelligentsia, ‘buddhimataam varishta:’! ‘Buddimaan’ itself is a word of praise for being brainy. Then amongst the brainy if you are amongst the first few, you are known as ‘buddhimataam vara’; higher than ‘vara’ is ‘vareeya’ relatively and ‘varishta’ superlatively. Even this is not enough to describe Maruti. There is no place for comparison when we talk about him. Amongst Gnaanis also such words of comparison exist such as, Brhmavid (positive), Brhmavidvara (comparative) and Brhmavidvarishta (superlative). Like that Maruti is Buddimataam Varishta:. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 13 of 25
  14. 14. More than all this, his greatest value is as ‘Rama Daasa’, the servant of Sri Rama Chandra! He is the foremost amongst all devotees of God! Amongst the brainy he is tops; amongst the physically tough he is the toughest; and then amongst the servants of God he is the best! His most important duty was when he was sent as the messenger of Sri Rama to search and locate Sita and convey the message of encouragement with His Signet Ring! At various times throughout RamayaNa his words of wisdom are worthy of note to be memorised and absorbed! He gave hope and encouragement to Sita and Rama; Life to Lakshmana, counsel to Vibhishana, and saved Bharata from self immolation on completion of 14 years of Sri Rama Vana Vaasa! For all this and for our own hope and redemption, we should all be saying “Sri Rama dootam sirasa namaami” and do Saashtaanga Namaskaar! “manojavam maaruta – tulya – vegam jitendriyam buddhimataam varishtam I vaataatmajam vaanara – yoota – mukhyam sri rama dootam sirasa namaami II” Read this link for the original version in Tamil: http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/part4kural514.htm Anjana’s Son may grant us Good Health Deivathin Kurla – Vol 5 There is a famous sloka that is chanted at the start of Ramayana ParayaNam (chanting) on Aanjaneya (Son of Anjana Devi and the God of Air, Vayu); which is like this, “buddhir balam yasho dhairyam nirbhayatvam arohataam / ajaadhyam vaak patutvam cha, hanoomat sharaNaat bhavet //.” It lists all the benefits of thinking about Hanumaan the son of Anjana Devi and Vaayu Bhagawan. What are those things? First is Buddhi, the power to discern, comprehend, analyse, assess, evaluate and come to a decisive conclusion. As you can see in it are included all the control over the sensors, inputting devices, collection, collation, analysis and evaluating of data – all intellectual processes. Then the benefit is ‘Balam’. This can be taken as the strength of mind as well as the strength of the body. Then is ‘Yasha:’ the name and fame, followed by the courage of convictions. OK. We should be brave and courageous, all right. Why is the very next quality mentioned is ‘Nir Bhayatvam’, meaning fearlessness? The answer to that question is that, it is not only your courage that is necessary, but also that you should not be causing fear in others. Only then others will feel free to approach you, isn’t it? Sanyaasi takes a Deeksha to get rid of his ferociousness, so that he may not cause fear in other animals! Next point is ‘arogataam’ that is, to be healthy enough to be free of diseases. The devotee who does SmaraNa (that is to repeatedly remembering the name © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 14 of 25
  15. 15. and qualities of Hanuman, happens to get so healthy to be rid of any and every type of disease. Then is this word ‘Ajaadhyam’ mentioned, meaning ‘not being inert like a piece of dead wood’. Then finally is added the quality of ‘vaak patutvam’ to mean the power of spoken and written expression. Not only as a matter of the beauty of words and their appropriateness but the correctness and incisiveness of the idea and thoughts behind it, is ‘vaak patutvam’, that is extolled in other words as, ‘vaakku vanmai, nava vyaakaraNa pandita:’ and ‘sollin selvan’ as coined by Kalki Ra.Krishnamurthy. Buddhi, Balam, Yashas, Dhairyam, Abhayatvam, Aarogyam and Vaak-Patutvam are the seven very important qualities required in us all right. Without anybody telling us, we will pray for these things ourselves alright. But the eighth ‘Ajaadhyam’, (listed as the seventh in the Sloka), requires a little more attention. It may not be clear as to why we should be praying for it especially! But to me, that quality of ‘Ajaadhyam’ seems to be more important than anything else, looking at the way things are going on in this world of ours. This is what we should all be praying for and this is what Anjaneya Swami should be showering on us plentifully, it seems. Instead of being ‘Jadam’ to be sentient, meaning what? To be a dullard, without any sprightliness, to be lazy and spiritless. All lifeless matter is Jadam, while animated lively forms are all ‘chaitanyam’ evolving out of ‘Chit’. From the root ‘Jada’ is ‘Jaadyam’. The human life is supposed to have evolved from the knot of ‘chit – jada granti’. It is this connection with matter that keeps us grounded in ‘thinking ourselves to be the body instead of being aware of our spirituality! Gnaanis tell us to get rid of the ‘bodily awareness’ and become purely ‘chinmaya’! Let it happen whenever it has to happen, that waking up to reality. Now, while still in the material body, let us try to the extent that we can, to keep doing things of relevance for us and others; instead of being dull and lazy. Let us be active and wakeful. Now we are in the grip of Jaadyam’ completely. We are dynamically involved in totally non-essential activities such as gossip, rumour, political discussion; drinking coffee or tea; reading second grade or even worse fiction. Thus having spent all our energies on wasteful ventures, we do not have the necessary vim and vigour for the activities we should be involved in. Half our distraction is due to applied science and the so called modern amenities of life and their sales / marketing gimmicks. Another half of the distraction is due to the inputs from the society in the name of reformation, renaissance and revolution! Despite seeing such people being shamelessly involved in purely crass and selfish ventures, people are sitting as impotent and imbecile idiots, letting Dharmam be swindled and vandalised, allowing Saastraas go to dogs and permitting Indian culture go to smithereens! When the great warrior Arjuna was losing heart and sitting on the ground on the battle field, having dropped his arms and weapons; did not Sri Krishna exhort him saying, “Don’t be a gutless creature like a dog with his tail folded between his legs – ‘klaibyam maa sma gama: Paartha’,” he said! Today Aanjaneya Swami has to motivate us like that a lot. There were supposed to have been 64 different disciplines in existence for which there must have been the basic books of Sciences, Arts, Crafts and Saastraas! There have been highly qualified expert maestros in every field and disciplines of knowledge and their achievements are still there for the © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 15 of 25
  16. 16. world to see, for which there must have been the basic and advanced theoretical books. Even if the experts are not there, what happened to all the literatures? For these irreparable and irredeemable losses, wasn’t our lethargy and slothfulness the reason? To save us from our own torpor, and likely further losses, we need Hanuman’s Anugraha of ‘Ajaadyam’, very badly! ‘Ajaadyam’ has been mentioned before ‘vaak patutvam’. Today we are all, ‘vaai chol veerargaL’ in Tamil and ‘tees maar khan’ in Hindi, claiming to be great verbally and good for nothing in actual practice! I wish that Anjaneya Swami may reduce the ‘vaak patutvam’ part a little and to that extent increase the ‘Ajaadyam’ part, while sanctioning, thereby making us more effective in action! He was like that only, as a living example of all the qualities described in the poem, of Buddhi, Balam and so on. He was ever active, always on the move. That is how he is seen in the paintings and sculptures. Effortlessly lifting a hill, flying high in the air, without any indication of tiredness or laziness, forever working for the fairness and rectitude. Especially faced with any amount of opposition and obstacles, he was never to give up his efforts and was invariably successful! Are we not the exact opposite? As it is, it is very rare that we launch ourselves in such ventures, worth persevering for. Then, if at all we do so, faced with the slightest opposition, we are ready to call it quits! “This is the Kali Yuga. The very Saastraas say that this is the time for the domination by elements that are bad and evil. So let us simply stand aside and watch the fun or listen to the story!” Since we are endowed with quite a bit of ‘vaak patutvam’, if required we will go one step higher and as an explanation use such words as ‘Adwaita’ and ‘Maya’ and finish with it! But our AachaaryaaL who came down as an Avatara for that very purpose and wrote copiously of Adwaitam, did not use it as an excuse and did not keep quiet either. If there are two great historical characters for relentless perseverance and enormous hard work, they were One, Anjaneya and Two, our AachaaryaaL! If we are to be just quiet bereft of all activities, it is not a state where we can willfully go and sit down! Starting from the first step in the ladder, if we keep progressing, at one stage or the other, we will be made to sit down quietly doing nothing! That is the real ‘summa’. So, the ‘summa’ that we say now, is all ‘summakosaram summa’. (Periyavaal laughs saying this, as there is a double entendre on the use of the word ‘summa’! The phrase ‘summakosaram’ means ‘just for the heck of it’!) Even when physically we are all quiet, the mind will be running hither and thither, doing all its mischief or dope around! ‘Over working like a dog and sleeping like a log’, both are equally matters to be ashamed of, for a human being endowed with the sixth sense, as compared to all others in the animal kingdom! © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 16 of 25
  17. 17. Many of us have started in a big way doing Paaraayanam, Japa, Upavaasam, visiting temples, attending Bhajanai, Satsang, taking part in religiously oriented social service and so many such activities, haven’t we? Then as the days go by, our keenness dwindles or some small incident becomes a dampener! I myself started a plan called, ‘Mudra AdhikaarigaL Dhittam’, as though I will turn the whole world around, by which many service activities and periodic prayer meets were organised; which have all gone and vanished without a forwarding address! Whereas, have we ever seen a club running a bar, card room, dances and organised gambling; ever go bankrupt or pack up and go? Many members may become bankrupt but, the club goes on thriving forever! There is ‘Ajaadhyam’ there! No other history or biography or even fiction can match Anjaneya’s indomitable will to succeed coupled with a ‘never say die attitude’ against all odds and opposition of Himalayan proportions! There is super ‘Ajaadhyam’ there! Immediately after his birth as an Avatara, the infant baby, thinking of the Sun to be a red fruit, just launched itself in an orbit to the Surya Mandalam! Then itself monumental obstacles started cropping up! Indra the King of all Devas threw the Vajra Aayudham (the bolt of lightning and thunder is said to be the weapon of Indra – the Vajra Aayudham) and broke his jaw. ‘Hanu’ means the jaw. Hanuman as a name evolved to indicate a man with something noticeably wrong with his jaw, I suppose. But, He did not give up at once. He went to Surya, approached him as a Sishya goes to a Guru and learnt many things from him including the ‘Nava VyakaraNa’ (the nine grammer books in Sanskrit), without tiring and giving up, travelling from ‘Udaya Giri’ (Hill of the Rising Sun) to ‘Asta Giri’ (Hill of the Setting Sun); facing the Sun all the time with due respect and reverence! As a child also he played many pranks and got on the wrong side of many. Entering the quiet and peaceful Ashramas of many Rishis, he would pluck the flowers and fruits from plants, biting and tasting some, dropping many littering all around. One of those Rishis cursed him that he may forget his divine powers, till when he will one day serve the purpose of Sri Rama Avatara! Still he did not pull a face and sit down in a corner. He did all that he could in the service of his friend Sugriva. There also obstacles galore came up. The great warrior Vaali came up to vanquish Sugriva. So, Hanuman took Sugriva to a place inaccessible to Vaali due to a curse and took able care of his friend. Then after he came under Sri Rama, his divine powers were also back with him, after Jaambavaan reminded him of his super human powers, just before he launched himself across the oceans from the Mahendra Hills, in search of Sita! Then he did many impossible feats of valor such as crossing miles of oceans as though jumping over a puddle of © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 17 of 25
  18. 18. water, picking up mountains as though plucking weeds from the ground, fighting with and defeating well-built and strong Raakshasaas in combat! Just note the number of obstacles that he had to encounter, while crossing the ocean through the air! Three different Raakshasees (female ogres) came in the way to prevent him from proceeding further, namely Surasai, Himsikai and LangiNi. Surasai opened her mouth wide for gobbling him; Hanuman became smaller than a mosquito, entered her mouth and came out of her ears, without getting stuck in the Raakshasee’s mucous membranes! He could have fought and defeated her but that would have affected Swami’s time schedule, delayed release of Sita, affecting Sri Rama’s return to Ayodhya beyond the 14 years of Vana Vaasa period; and there Bharatha would have committed suicide by jumping in to the fire! He had to be calculative of all that time and have the presence of mind – that is Ajaadhyam to the core! When you are deeply involved in your work, then you would not be aware of your tiredness or boredom or Jaadhyam at all. From the middle of the ocean the Mynaaka Malai (a mountain of that name) came up offering itself as a place of rest for Hanuman, who was travelling by the aerial route, telling him, “Sir! Please be kind enough to take a break and rest for some time on the salubrious environs of this mountain top rest area of mine”! He told the Mynaama Malai, “OK! Let the job be over, we shall see on my return journey!” Thus he gave a pat on the shoulders of that Mynaaka Malai expressing his appreciation and continued on his way, like an arrow from Rama’s bow that never misses its mark! Then how many Raakshasaas tried to attack and kill him! How many pestered him in so many ways! Finally they put fire to his tail! Did he ever lose heart and get diverted from his mission? Thus throughout the story he kept facing obstacles and hindrances, one over the other and he goes on with relentless vim and vigour. The greatest appreciable point in all this is that, amongst them all, so much Buddhi, Balam, Dhairyam and Ajaadhyam; he did not make use of any of his powers for selfish reasons? He is a man with no ‘personal life’ of his own! We hear about a phrase, ‘selfless service’ too often these days. Anjaneya Swami was a true embodiment of what is ‘selfless service’! Was there a wife or children or family life for him? Initially he was in Sugriva’s service and then for Sri Ramachandra Murthy, he sacrificed his whole life! As his ennobling qualities of physical prowess and mental and moral acumen were embellished by lack of selfishness, in addition to devotion, humility and integrity; they mutually increased the impact! After Buddhi and Balam, the third is ‘Yashas’ – which is name and fame. True fame comes from sincere service of devotion with no mix of selfishness whatsoever! All other qualities of brains, strength, courage, fearlessness, health and presence of mind, as well as ‘vaak patutvam’ that is, the power of expression – that even characters like Ravana of olden times and Hitler in the modern day world had in plenty; but getting true admiration of yashas does not happen to all! When you think of people like Ravana and Hitler, you feel like cursing, don’t you? When you use all your great and valuable qualities for the sake of welfare of the world at large, only then can true fame come to you. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 18 of 25
  19. 19. Thinking of him and us as well, one is lost for words; as there is just no comparison! (PeriyavaaL becomes quiet and contemplative. Then suddenly he restarts with overflowing kindness.) Nobody need feel bad. Please do not feel insulted that I am calling you names and things like that. I have no anger or acerbity. While talking about Anjaneya Swami, we should give no place for anger. Sri Rama gave him Upadesa of Gnaana and Sita as the Mother gave him Upadesa of ‘Prema’. After Ravana was killed, Anjaneya came to Asoka Vana jumping with joy, to inform the good news to mother. One look at all the Raakshasees on guard duty there, he was about to jump on them and finish them all off, for having been a pain on mother’s side all these days! Amma Sita said, “My Dear Anjaneya! What is the defining character of high culture? It is unconditional love. Who in the world can ever say that they have never erred or sinned? Do not touch them. They were royal maids. They have to obey the king’s orders. So whatever they did was as per the royal edicts. If now, VibhishaNa becomes their king, by his orders they will do Namaskar.” From that day Anjaneya became the very incarnation of love and compassion! But, that does not mean that he will not punish evil doers. If need be he will show anger or annoyance, with the deep care and consideration that we should abjure the evil ways and adopt the righteous path. So, if I do become annoyed, that would mean that I am not qualified to talk about Hanuman. As a bit of a show of annoyance will cajole you on the right path, I do a bit of huffing and puffing like the ‘shock treatment’ given by doctors sometime! There is no anger. Nobody need be annoyed with anybody. Prem should be the only attitude with all beings. That is what Anjaneya loves. But he will not agree to the erosion of value systems and righteousness. He won’t sit tight and watch gradual deterioration of human value systems. So in action you have to be watchful and alert, if you have to deserve his Anugraha. So that Anjaneya may bless us to be ever actively alive, effectively abjuring laziness, let us all pray to him! Read this link for the original version in Tamil: http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/d-san165.htm Deivathin Kural – Vol 7 Read from this link: http://www.kamakoti.org/tamil/7dk324.htm © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 19 of 25
  20. 20. Panchamukha Hanuman The origin of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the war between Lord Ram and Ravana, Ravana took the help of Mahiravana who was the king of pathala. Lord Hanuman in order to protect Lord Ram and Lakshman formed a fortress with his tail. But Mahiravana took the form of Vibeeshana and took Lord Ram and Lakshman to pathala loka. Hanuman entered pathala loka in search of Rama and Lakshmana. He found out that to kill Mahiravana he had to extinguish 5 lamps at the same time. So he took the Panchamukha form with Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha faces and extinguished the lamps. Mahiravana was killed immediately. The story apart, Sri Panchamukha Hanuman was the upasana deity of Sri Ragavendra Tirtha, the saint of Mantralaya. The place where he meditated on Panchamukha Hanuman is now known as Panchamukhi, wherein a temple for Panchamukha Hanuman has been built. Significance of the Five Faces Every Face of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has significance. Sri Hanuman faces East. He grants purity of mind and success. Sri Narasimha faces South. He grants victory and fearlessness. Sri Garuda faces West. He removes black magic and poisons. Sri Varaha faces North. He showers prosperity and wealth. The Hayagriva mukha faces the sky. But since we cannot see it, it is usually tilted and shown above Hanuman's face. Sri Hayagriva confers knowledge and progeny. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 20 of 25
  21. 21. Prayers and Stotrams on Anjaneya Hanuman Chalisa Listen to this popular Hindi Prayer and also learn the lyrics : http://www.periva.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=slokams&action=display&thread=3397 Hanumath Pancha Rathnam (Five gems on Hanuman) By Adhi Sankara Bhagawat Pada Translated by Shri P.R.Ramachander Veethakhila vishayecham, Jathanandaasru pulakamathyacham, Seethapathi dhoothakhyam ,Vathathmajamadhya bhavaye hrudhyam. 1 I think about the son of Vayu in my mind, Who is devoid of all desires of enjoyment, Who sheds copious tears of joy, Whose hair stands erect at His thought, And who is the great emissary of the Lord of Sita Tharunaruna Muka kamalam , karuna rasa poora poorithapangam, Saajeevanamaasase manjula mahimana manjana Bhagyam. 2 All my life I yearn to see that Hanuman, Who is the good fortune of Anjana, Whose face is as red as the rising Sun, Whose glances are full of the mercy, Who brought back the dead in the battle, And whose fame is great. Sambhara vairi saradhigamambudala vipula lochanadhaaram, Kambu gala niladishtam bimba jwalithoshta mekamalambhe 3 My only refuge is Hanuman, Who had reddish lips like the Bimba fruit, Who is the enemy of the arrows of Manmatha, Who has broad eyes like lotus leaves, And whose neck is like a conch. © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 21 of 25
  22. 22. Dhoorikrutha seetharthi , prakati krutha rama vaibhava spohoorthi, Daritha dasa mukha keerthi, puratho mama bhathu Hanumatho Murthy. 4 Let the form of Hanuman , Which drove away the sorrow of Sita, Which made known the prowess of Rama, And which destroyed the fame of ten headed Ravana, Shine before me. Vanara nikaradhyaksham, dhanava kula kumudha ravikara sadruksham, Dheena janavana dheeksham pavana paka ambuja madraksham. 5 I Saw Lord Hanuman, Who is the result of penance of God of wind, Who is the leader of all monkeys, Who is similar to the Sun God to water lily, To the hoards of Rakshasas, And who is he protector of the suffering humans. Ethath pavana suthasya stotram, Ya patathi pancha rathnakhyam, Chiramiha nikhilan bhogan bhukthwa, Sri Rama Bhakthiman Bhavathi. He who reads these five gems, Which are the poems of praise of, The son of God of wind, Would become a devotee of Lord Rama, And would enjoy his life for a long time. Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcC6BM6jG4w © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 22 of 25
  23. 23. Anjaneya Stothra Translated by Shri P.R.Ramachander Anjana nandanam Veeram janaki soka nasanam, Kapeesa Maksha hantharam, Vande lanka bhayangaram. 1 Salutations to the terror of Lanka, Who is the heroic son of Anjana, Who brought to an end , all sorrows of Sitha, Who is the king of monkeys , Who killed Aksha the son of Ravana. Mano javam , maruda thulya vegam, Jithendriyam buddhi matham varishtam, Vatha atmajam vanara yudha mukhyam, Sree rama dootham sirasa namami. 2 I bow my head and salute the emissary of Rama, Who has won over his mind, Who has similar speed as wind, Who has mastery over his organs, Who is the greatest among knowledgeable, Who is the son of God of wind, And who is the chief in the army of monkeys. Anjaneya madhi patalananam, Kanchanadri kamaneeya vigraham, Parijatha tharu moola vasinam, Bhavayami bhava mana nandanam,. 3 I bow before the darling son of the god of wind, Who is the son of Anjana, Who is great among killers of ogres, Who is like a golden mountain, Who is handsome to look at, And who lives near the roots of Parijatha tree, Yatra yatra Raghu nada keerthanam, Thathra thathra krudha masthakanjalim, Bhashpa vari pari poorna lochanam, Maruthim namatha Rakshasanthakam. 4 © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 23 of 25
  24. 24. I pray and salute the son of wind god, Who brought to end the rakshasas, Who is always present with eye full of tears, With head bowed in veneration, Wherever the praise of Lord Rama is sung. Phala sruthi Budhir balam yaso dhairyam nirbhayathwam arokadha, Ajadyam vak paduthwancha hanumath smaranath bhaveth. He who meditates on Lord Hanuman, Would be blessed with knowledge, strength, Fame, courage, fearlessness, health, Tirelessness and mastery over words, © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 24 of 25
  25. 25. Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the following blogs and websites which contained a treasure of information for compiling this Ebook on Lord Anjaneya. 1. www.kamakoti.org 2. http://advaitham.blogspot.in 3. http://www.tiruvallur.tn.nic.in 4. http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara! © Copyrights reserved Kanchi Periva Forum- www.periva.proboards.com & www.periva.org Page 25 of 25

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