Hanuman, Invincible and Immortal
It is well known that Hanuman was the son of Vayu (god of the wind) and Anjana (celestial nymph). Even when he was a little child, Hanuman had great super powers. One such day, when he saw the sun rising, he assumed it was a lustrous yellow ball. He instantly decided procure it so he could play with it.
At that time, Indra, the king of gods, saw the child(Hanuman) leap into the sky and wanted to protect and stop him. He immediately used his weapon, a Vajra (thunderbolt) at Hanuman which left him hurt and wounded.
Hanuman’s enraged father decided to punish the person who hurt his son and went on a strike which meant no wind anywhere. The necessary gentlebreeze when the sun blazes down or the energy required to move the rain-bearing clouds all became absent. After a while humans and animals couldn’t sustain life making it impossible. In order to appease Vayu, all the lords granted a variety of boons to baby Hanuman.
Indra’s boon, Vajra would no longer hurt the child and Hanuman would be tougher than the weapon. Agni, the god of fire, granted him with protection to fire. Varuna, offered him protection from water. Surya, the sun god, gave him the immunity to transform the size of his body. Yama blessed him with wholesome health and immortality.
Vishwakarma, the heavenly architect, offered a boon that he would be protected from all objects of his creation.
It is believed throughout our scriptures that the soul never really dies and keeps reincarnating from one form to another. In Hindu mythology, it is noted that some beings continue to live in the same form across many ages and lifetimes (as Chiranjeevi), Hanuman being one of them. This brings us to the question, can anyone recollect Hanuman’s death?
Is Lord Hanuman still alive?
Legend has it that Hanuman was blessed with super powers by al the lords which protected him all forms of danger. He is immortal because he was blessed that he would be available to the devotees of Rama for as long as Rama’s names and stories were on people’s lips.
Tracks of Lord Hanuman?
Proof of footprint and tracks of Hanuman is apparently still visible in all those places where he walked. His devotees, worship these footprints and have also built small temples in the locality of the places where his footprints are tracked.
Across times- Lord hanuman
All the events described in the Ramayana happened in the Treta Yuga. Mahabharata, happened during the Dwapar Yuga which then led to the advent of Kali Yuga. There are various mythological stories and narratives in the Mahabharata re-counting the meeting of Bhima, the second of the Pandavas and Lord Hanuman. These examples indicate Hanuman was alive and present all through all these yugas.
There have been various instances and witnesses to his existence. Sage Madhavarcharya was said to have been graced with Lord Hanuman’s visit in 13th Century AD. In early 1600s, Lord Hanuman apparently visited Tulsidas and inspired him to write the Hindi Ramayana entitled Ram Charit Mans. Ramadas Swami, Raghavendra Swami, Swami Ramdas and Sri Sathya Sai Baba were all have been said to have got the darshan of Lord Hanuman as well.
Where does Hanuman reside?
It is often believed and retold apart by the Himalayas, he also resides by the Gandmadana mountain, near Rameshwaram in India(Tamil Nadu). Here, a temple is even built and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Although, it is always belived that Hanuman resides in all those places where Ram’s glory (Ramayana) is being felt and retold.
Power of his mantra
It is believed that whenever the mantra of Hanuman is prayerfully chanted, he definitely manifests in those to grant His darshan to devotees and grant all their prayers.
Many devotees state Hanuman comes to the society and scenarios, to help devotees but remains invisible while working his miracles.
The secret mantra of Lord Hanuman
This is often mentioned as the secret mantra, when chanted under some circumstances with utmost devotion, makes Hanuman appear before a devotee.
Kaaltantu Kaarecharanti Enar Marishnu, Nirmukter Kaaletwam Amarishnu
This Mantra is said to work only when the following two conditions are met:
(1) The devotee should be aware of his/her soul’s relationship
with Lord Hanuman. Hence the chanting of this Hanuman mantra must be accompanied by mediation and contemplation.
2) It is said that within 980 meters from the place where this Mantra is chanted, there should not be any human being who does not meetcondition number one. That means, either there should be no other human being in the range of 980 meters or if there are human beings in this range, they should all meet condition number one, i.e. they should all be aware of their soul’s relationship with Lord Hanuman. Therefore those ardent devotees looking forward to benefit from this mantra and have the vision.
Ardent devotees seeking to have the darshan of Hanuman chant this mantra fervently millions of times and finally are blessed with the rare vision of Lord Hanuman.
Jai Hanumanji !