All those who want to obtain strength, courage, wisdom and knowledge are advised to worship Lord Hanuman. He is a son of Vayu-Dev and 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva. Chaitra Shukla Purnima is the day of incarnation of Lord Hanuman which is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. Worshipping Lord Hanuman helps to get rid of all ailments and gives the courage to fight any kind of fear. Widely revered by Hindus across the world, Lord Hanuman is one of the most popular and lovable deities. Hindu epic Ramayana has narrated the great work of Lord Hanuman, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram who would not have been able to rescue his consort Sita and defeat Ravana without the help of Hanuman. People visit the temples of Lord Hanuman to seek his darshan and his blessing.
Hanuman Puja Ritual:
Keep an idol of Lord Hanuman and Hanuman Yantra on a red cloth. Apply vermilion and rice grain on idol as well as on Yantra. Lit an earthen lamp and an incense in front of the Hanuman idol and Yantra. Offer panch Amrit, a holy mixture of ghee, curd, milk, honey and sugar, to the idol of Lord Hanuman and yantra. Put some water on Hanuman Yantra as well as Hanuman idol. Put some water in the hand. Repeat the desire or wish and pray to the Lord Hanuman for its fulfilment. Perform Hanuman puja with clear thoughts and sacred mind. Have trust and faith on Lord Hanuman. He definitely grants the wishes of his devotees. Again apply vermilion on Lord Hanuman idol and Hanuman Yantra. Keep a pitcher full of water near the Hanuman idol. Offer rice, flowers, Betel nuts, fruits, roasted Chickpea and Jaggery to Hanuman idol and Yantra, fold the hands and recite these mantras. While chanting this mantra, offer a Betel nut with vermilion on it to Hanuman yantra.
Shlok and Mantra:
Om Kapirajaye Namah
Om RamBhaktaye Namah
Om Mahatejse Namah
Om Mahablaaye Namah
Om Dhronadriharakaye Namah
Om Merupeethkarchanaye Namah
Om Karkaye Namah
Om Sarvvighan Nivarkaye Namah
Om Daskhinasha Bhaskaraye Namah
After reciting these hymn, also chant at least 5 malas of the following mantra:
Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam Jitendriyam Buddhimataam Varistham
Vaataatmajam Vaanarayoothmukhyam Sriramdootam Saranam Prapadhye
Aum aeem bhreem hanumate, shree ram dootaaya namaha
Manojavam maruta tulya vegam, jitendriyam buddhi mataam varishtham
vaataatmajam vaanara yooth mukhyam, shree raama dootam sharnam prapadye.
Gayatri Hanuman Mantra
Aum aanjaneyaaya vid-mahe vaayu-putraayaya dheemahi
tanno hanumatah pra Hoda AAT
Significance and Benefits of Hanuman Puja:
According to a legend, it is believed that once demon king Ravana caught and imprisoned all the Nine planets. Lord Hanuman fought with Ravana and freed the planets. All the planets thanked Lord Hanuman and said that they will never harm any devotee of Lord Hanuman. Hence an ill effect of any planet can be evaded off by worshipping Lord Hanuman.
1. Worshipping Lord Hanuman helps to become successful in achieving the goals.
2. It improves physical as well as mental health
3. It enhances positive qualities such as courage, wisdom, indomitable spirit and energy
4. It eradicates every obstacle and helps in accomplishing difficult task
5. Lord Hanuman removes all the worries, fears
6. Lord Hanuman protects from evil spirits, black magic and helps in achieving good health