Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year on full moon day of Chaitra Mass.This year it was on the 8th of April 2020
There is a lot to learn from the great devotee of Lord Rama Shree Hanuman Ji also called Bajrangbali.
We have two Mahaviras, one is Hanuman and the other is Vardhaman. One is an ardent devotee and the other a priest of non-violence. One cannot be a devotee without being non-violent. The crisis ends with the mere saying of Ajar-Amar Jai Hanuman.
Hanuman Ji is also called Anjani Putra Hanuman’s father was King Kesari of Sumeru mountain and his mother’s name was Anjana. That is why he is called Anjani Putra.
His hanuman name came from an incidence happened in his childhood.
Hanuman’s chin was broken by Indra’s thunderbolt, hence his name became Hanuman since then
Those wearing Vajra and having a rigid or strong body like Vajra, came to be called Bajrangbali. That is, a powerful person having all body like a Vajra. But this word became Bajrang Bali after mixing two languages Braj and Avadhi. Bajrangbali is also a beautiful word in colloquial language
Second name for him is Pawan Putra as he is considered the son of the god of wind, hence he was named Pawan Putra. Vayu was also called Marut in that period. Marut means Vayu, hence they are also called Maruti Nandan. By the way, they were also given this name due to their power to fly like the velocity of the wind.
He was the best servant, Sakha, secretary and devotee of Maryada Purushottam Lord Rama. Wherever Sri Ram is worshipped, Hanuman’s remembrance comes automatically.
They were the repositories of virtues. He is worshipped in so many different ways
throughout India and in many countries of the world that he can be called ‘Jan Devta’.
When the intellect and power are angry, then no one can run on it.
Those who unknowingly ridicule or insult Rama or Hanumanji do not know in which trough they are falling.
What we can learn from Bajrang bali ?
Not only in India, but for the whole world he can be an ideal personality for the students. The life of Sri Hanuman may prove to be the most inspiring. He was not only the pinnacle of Rama-Seva, that is, Satvik Seva, but was the great light of eternal spiritual development.
The Tejas and Ojas he had earned from the cultivation of unbroken celibacy and abstinence is indescribable. The weak are always humble due to compulsion, but if a powerful person is humble, he is certainly full of wisdom and strength. Hanuman used to remain humble even before the timid king Sugriva and in front of the almighty Lord Shri Ram. The work of both Rama and Sugriv did not go on even for a moment without Hanumanji, yet Hanumanji used to stand humbly with folded hands. Ravana did not respect the humility of Hanumanji, but insulted him.
Well if you don’t respect then it doesn’t matter but who gave you the right to insult?
Despite being rich in eccentric qualities like prudence, knowledge, strength, might, restraint, service, dedication, leadership, etc., he did not have a bit of arrogance. Due to his outstanding talent, he was sent from time to time as Ramdoot and always succeeded in his purpose and returned. He was invincible. He was no less than Lakshmana-Bharata.
As a result, Ravana had to suffer. Hanumanji ashes his golden Lanka palace
Hanumanji only punished Ravana for Ravana’s crime. Ravana’s entire palace was destroyed and said that when I come again, I will come to see your life-ending.
Once Ram asked – Hanuman can you tell who you are? This is the most difficult question of philosophy. In response to this, the verse which Hanuman composed,
contains the seeds of all the worship systems of India and the world.
The verse composed by Hanuman is as follows-
देहदृष्टया तु दसोऽ हं जीव दृष्टया त्वदंशक:।
आत्मदृष्टवा त्वमेवाहमिति में निश्चिता मति:।।
Meaning of this verse is
From body point of view I am your slave and from a life point of view I am part of you and if I look at you with a spiritual inner vision, I am the same who you are – that is my definite belief.
Everyone is familiar with Shri Hanuman’s supremely powerful service.
But every student should also know the fact that they are also foremost among the learned. Bajrang is not only the Gadadhari Mahabali,
but he is also a wonderfully rich man with unique and multi-faceted mental and intellectual qualities. Their pictures should be planted in every educational and service institution with the same devotion with which they are placed in gymnasiums.
He was the ideal confluence of might, knowledge and service. Jnana, Bhakti and Karma – Sri Hanuman was a great yogi in these three areas. He was always ready for ‘Ram-Kaj’ meaning ‘good work’.
Exhaustion was always far away from them.
If someone talked to them about rest, their answer was – Where did I do the labor, which should I rest? Nowadays it became prevalent in India – the word ‘workload’ is wrong. Whenever an act is done with deep interest and devotion, it is not weighed, it creates joy.
Service done with dedication gives pleasure and work done in narrow selfishness creates tension
Attribution should also be accompanied by praise. In this direction, thinking and character building will definitely carry forward the important work of society and nation-building.