Women are forbidden to offer prayers to Hanuman – Myth or Truth
Lord Hanuman is one of the most revered Gods in Hinduism. He is recognized as an epitome of devotion, faith, valour and selfless love. The word Hanuman is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Hanu’ and ‘Man’.
While the word ‘Hanu’ means jaw, ‘Man’ means disfigured. Hanuman was called so because he had a disfigured jaw right from his childhood. Hanuman is one of the seven Chiranjeevi. Agni blessed him, saying, “Fire will never burn you,” which enabled him to burn Lanka into ashes.
Brahma blessed him with several boons. This included the ability to be immune to weapons, to change his form at will, and to be able to travel easily wherever he wished.
Interesting facts about Lord Hanuman
1. Hanuman was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and is considered to be the epitome of strength, devotion, and perseverance
2. Although he was a celibate, Lord Hanuman had a son - Makardhwaja
3. Once, Lord Ram issued a death sentence to Lord Hanuman.
4. Hanuman also created his version of Ramayan – which was known to be a superior version compared to that of Valmiki’s Ramayan
5. Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhima were both brothers.
6. When Lord Rama’s time of death was at hand, Lord Hanuman barred Yama from claiming him
7. Lord Hanuman Once Rejected Goddess Sita's Gift.
8. There are 108 names for Lord Hanuman in the Sanskrit Language!
9. Hanuman is said "Nishkalank"
Lord Hanuman protects you from hazards coming in your life. If your life is facing a lot of troubles talk to Our Expert Astrologers how to worship Lord Hanuman to overcome these troubles. You can also know different ways to keep Lord Hanuman happy if you are a woman.
Hanuman and Sindoor – Legend
Once Hanuman saw Sita applying sindoor to her forehead. He asked her what purpose it served. To this, Sita replied that it was for the well being and long life of Lord Rama. Then Hanuman smeared his entire body with sindoor for the same reason. It is believed that if you offer Sindoor to Hanuman or smear it on the body, he grants you whatever you wish for.
Hanuman Puja Vidhi
Before you do pooja of Lord Hanuman you must worship Lord Ganesha. Then, take a cup of oil. Add fourteen grains of a black gram to it and see your reflection in it. Offer that oil unto Hanuman. If one is ill and is unable to visit Hanuman’s temple, one can worship Hanuman as per this.
One must offer sindoor to the idol of Lord Hanuman with the mantra:
“Aum Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Gandham Samarpayami”
Then while offering flower one should chant:
“Aum Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Pushpam Samarpyami”
After this one must offer dhoop and chant:
“Aum Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Dhoopam Agrapayami”
Light the lamp and chant:
“Aum Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Deepam Darshayami”
At the end one should offer Gud laddus to the Lord and chant:
“Aum Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Naivaidyam Nivedayami”
Chanting the above mantras with dedication will please Hanuman. One should also recite the Hanuman Chalisa to make Hanuman happy.
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Female Devout and Hanuman
Though it is not mentioned in Vedas, since ages it is a known fact that women don’t worship Hanuman. The reason why people don’t recommend girls to worship Lord Hanuman is that he is known to be 'Bal Brahmachari'.
However, girls can be a staunch follower of Hanuman and also chant Hanuman Chalisa. Also, there is no restriction on women in wearing Hanuman lockets.
For obtaining protection from negative vibrations, one has to do spiritual practice regularly and with full dedication. Prayers evoke positivity, and no God discriminates between the genders. So, one should also not be gender-biased. At the same time, care should be taken to respect the religious beliefs of any community and follow its tradition and customs.
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