Hanuman Janmotsav Special: The name Hanuman itself is encouraging..!
The entire Indian literature does not consider anyone a better and dedicated devotee/servant than Hanuman ji. The name Hanuman itself is encouraging. Whenever the Indian public was drowning in the darkness of despair, then the character of Hanuman ji showed him a new ray of hope. Hanuman ji had the support of the compulsive indentured laborers working in the sugarcane fields thousands of kilometers away from the motherland. While escaping from the British during the freedom struggle, revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad were also living as priests in the Hanuman temple.
Hanuman ji is worshiped from village to village considering him as the god of physical and intellectual strength. In Sanskrit literature, Hanuman ji first appeared in the Kishkindha Kand of Valmiki Ramayana. Sugriva gets restless when he sees two ascetics coming from Pampa Sarovar towards Rishyamook mountain. Then in the dialogue, Hanuman, the skilled (orticist) assures them that they are not in danger from here. Sugriva asks Hanuman to go in a simple guise to find out why Rama and Lakshmana have come here.
Maharishi Valmiki calls Hanuman ji as Mahanubhava (honorable), Durasad (one who cannot be easily conquered) and Bhima (powerful).
On the other hand, Mahakavi Bhatti describes Hanuman ji as shamed (the giver of happiness) and the one who removes sorrow.
“(Sugriva made those Hanuman messengers) whose dress inspires faith, those who know the path, are alert, and know the mind of those who want victory.”
(Vishwaspradvesho Sau Pathiprajnah Samhitah.
chitsankhyo jigishunamutpapat nabhastalam
Hanuman ji is a deity. He is considered as the son of Vayu. Hence, he is also given names like Sameeraj, Iraj, Marutatmaj, Vatatmaj and Pavanatmaj.
Lord Rama recognizes his wisdom in a few moments.
He says to Lakshmana-
“He who has not received the education of Rigveda, who has not practiced Yajurveda and who is not a scholar of Samaveda, cannot communicate in such a beautiful language!’
Nasamvedavidushah shakyameva vibhashitum ”)
He further says-
"Whose heart will not be pleased to hear this strange voice of Hanuman, which is clearly expressed from these three places - heart, throat and mortal.
(Anaya Chitraya Vacha Tristhanvyajnasthya.
Kasya naradhyate chittamudyataserererpi )
Hanuman Janmotsav 2022: A mind struggling with extreme despair can also be filled with enthusiasm by reading the last two cantos of Kishkindha Kand.
Hanuman Janmotsav 2022: A mind struggling with extreme despair can also be filled with enthusiasm by reading the last two cantos of Kishkindha Kand. - Photo : Amar Ujala
Hanuman ji is Mahapragya (great intelligent). Seeing Lord Rama and Lakshmana, they also understand that only Sugriva's work can be accomplished by them.
Hanuman plays an important role in the friendship of Rama and Sugriva. After Vali's slaughter, when Sugriva seems to be forgetting his duty, Hanuman explains to Sugriva that he should not delay Rama's cause.
A mind struggling with extreme despair can also be filled with enthusiasm by reading the last two cantos of Kishkindha Kand. Jambavan reminds Hanuman ji of his power. They say that Hanuman is the knower of all the scriptures, is equal to Rama-Lakshmana in radiance and power and the strength of his shoulders is like that of Garuda.
In Lanka, Hanuman gives full introduction of his intelligence and strength. They are ethics. Hanuman destroys Ashoka Vatika and burns Lanka, not only suppresses the enemy (Arindam), but also destroys the power and morale of the people of Ravana and the whole of Lanka and also strengthens the faith of Sita Mata in Shri Ram.
Hanuman crosses the ocean back after doing Ram. Because of these deeds, he has become world famous (Vishravya). Hanuman also defeats the repeated troubles on the battlefield on Lord Rama and Lakshmana.
In Mahabharata also he supports the truth and sits on the flag of Arjuna, that is why he was called Parthadhvaj. Hanuman, who has eight siddhis and nine nidhis, is described in Hanuman Sahasranama as the one with hundred powers or one who performs hundred sacrifices (Shatkaratu).
The character of Hanuman ji is the highest example of service, dedication and sacrifice. He is the form of welfare (swastiman). He is also the supreme friend (Suhrita) of the devotees of Rama.
Sita Mata tells the presence of the eight qualities of intelligence in them. The desire to listen, to hear, to receive, to remember, to reason, to believe in theory, to know the meaning and to understand the essence, these eight qualities of intellect are in Hanuman ji.
He also has a sense of compassion, hence his name is Karunya. In the Ramcharitmanas, he says to Rama, “Sita kai aati bipati bisala binhin kahane bhali deendayala (Sita's calamity is very great, it is better not to say that, O Deendayal!)”
Lord Rama also does not forget their cooperation, he says in this Bundeli folk song, “Listen brother Lakshman, hote na hanuman to paute na janki.”
Hanuman, the troubleshooter who put an end to the troubles of Lord Rama, remove everyone's troubles.