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Why do Hindus worship Hanuman?

Religion is a thing of importance in Hindu society. There are thousands of gods and goddess and they all get due reverence for their different yet important roles. One of such god is Hanuman aka Maruti. Maruti’s has great importance in Hinduism due to the supporting role he played to lord Rama in Ramayana. To know why Hindus worship the lord of monkeys with so much devotion and austerity, we will start exploring the related interesting facts.

The background:

Trinity of gods – Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer – generally governs the Hindu religion. As per the Hindu mythology, people believe that the creator, Vishnu, usually takes birth on earth to protect and counterbalance goodness against rising sin and vice in the society. One of such incarnation of Vishnu is Rama in Treta yuga. Bajrang (Hanuman) took birth to follow and serve god Rama – be whatever the situation is, even at the cost of his life.


Lord Bajrang was the son of Kesari, the king of monkeys, and Anjani, the daughter of maharishi Gautam. The incarnation of lord Shiva, the purpose of Maruti’s birth is to serve and assist Rama, the incarnation of Vishu, in Ramayana.

Various names and Role:

Hanuman, which is also known as Bajarang, Anjaneya, Maruti, Pavansut, Pawankumar and many other names, is an incarnation of lord Shiva that he contributed to support and serve lord Rama in his human avatar. Ram has a great place in Hinduism and people worship Marutinandan as a motiveless, devout and real servant of Ram who sacrificed his comfort, happiness and above all, his life to serve Rama for a noble cause.

He is famous for:

Maruti, the mighty ape, is remembered for playing a considerable role by leading at various fronts in Ram’s expedition against evil forces, represented by Ravana, to get Sita released and kill Ravan as well as destroy his diabolic empire. Maruti played a great supporting role not only to irradicate the evil forces but also in laying the corner stone to establish the empire of peace and justice. Due these qualities, Hindus worship Maruti. He is a staunch follower of Rama as well as a symbol of devotion, strength, perseverance and commitment. To know more about Hanuman.

Worshipping Maruti:

It is believed in Indian mythology that worshipping Maruti solves all purposes – be it financial, moral or any other concerns. Procedure to worship Bajrang is described in details in various Hindu religious books. Tuesday and Saturday are the days of Maruti and people fast to pay obedience as well as give special offerings to him.

A role model:

As per the Hindu Panchang (calendar), people celebrate the birth anniversary of Maruti every year with zeal and enthusiasm on the Purnina (full moon) of Chaitra month (March). The material used to worship includes rice, red flowers, Kumkum/sindur and followers generally wear red cloths to worship Pavanputra. In order to please Pavansut, one needs to chant the hymns devoted to the deity that include Chalisa, Asthak, Bajarang bana, Stawan etc.

The character of Bajrang tells the common masses about unlimited powers every one has and how to use them gain eternal peace and salvation. There have been other gods of great importance, say for instance, the elephant god LordGanesha. To knowm more about lord Ganesha, Click here

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A Ghat Of Prime Importance Since The Vedic Age

Ghats (riverbanks) are places of worship for the Hindu people. This is because the river is a rich source of nourishment for human settlements, and consequently the ghat the nurturer of the greatest civilisations. The one depicted in this paper watercolour is Har Ki Pauri, which in the local Khari boli means ‘the steps leading up to the lord’. It is said that Shiva and Vishnu had been at the Brahmakund in this ghat during Satyayuga together the Brahmakund is where drops of the otherworldly nectar has touched the earth.

Har Ki Pauri

It is the stream in the foreground that is the most challenging part of the painting. Complex brushstrokes in shades and tints of blue have gone into a highly realistic portrayal of the sacred Ganga waters. The couple in the foreground is making an offering to their ancestors, while the damsels nearer to the steps – their black tresses loosened – are busier having a good time than proverbially washing off their sins.

A couple of maidens are simply taking a walk along the ghat, deeply absorbed in conversation. While a wealthier couple sits in consultation with the Brahman to the right of the viewer, a yogi is performing padmasana in the other end of the frame. Note how flawless is each and every detail of the figures – their limbs in motion, their garments in line with traditional Northern fashion, and the shringar of the ladies.

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At The Potter’s Workmanship

This oil painting has a finish bordering on the surreal. The brushstrokes are rough-hewn, like lines from a receding memory. The tone of the composition is captured in the cowdust hour light that pervades the painting. The same is cut through – coldly, in an almost bizarre fashion – by a collection of delicate, pristine compositions at the potter’s shop.

Potter’s Workmanship

In fact, it is what dominates the centre of the composition, its peculiarity enhanced by the scantily clad street-entertainer who stands afore the shop and looks on at those works. This painting is of a moment of wonder, of an extent only possible in dream-frame.The rest of the men in the frame pay no attention to her – they are used to her presence, having probably seen as much of her as there is to be seen. The surreal appeal of the painting is complemented by the realistically portrayed earth that dominates a major part of the foreground.

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Buy Oriental Artefacts Online

Goddesses have been revered by mankind throughout ages and are considered mystical and enchanting forces who hold the power and aura to change the course of the world. They are depicted as powerful personalities, who can effortlessly influence their male counterpart and root out evil. Be it the Goddess of beauty, knowledge, love, sexual prowess, mother nature, etc. – goddesses have a cult following.

It is the same in India. Being a Hindu majority state, Goddesses and Gods are revered, worshipped and respected in the sub-continent by a mass following. There are temples and shrines where the Goddesses are bathed, fed and worshipped by ardent devotees, followers, admirers and the curious traveller. All over the country, one may find such temples. Furthermore, on festivals and auspicious days, there are grand celebrations, the centre of which is the Goddess.

Exquisitely built, the temples are marvels of architecture and are beautiful to say the least. Adorned with decorations, designs and depictions of folk tales and stories, it truly showcases the devotion our ancestors had towards the goddesses and religion. Not only are the decorations and general temple architecture a grand affair, it is the main sanctum sanctorum as well which can take the breath away!

Sanctum Sanctorum, or Garbha Griha, as it is known in India, is the place where the main deity resides. The main deity is the most beautiful, attention worthy and exquisite thing in the temple premises. These are statutes that are made with careful consideration and creativity. You can also own a Goddess statute. If you are looking for Lakshmi statue online, check out the amazing prices on various websites that sell Hindu artefacts.

You will find a wide range of statutes of many Indian Goddesses, which depict stories and various events surrounding them. Statues showcase various poses of graceful Indian goddesses. Online, you will find not only statues of Hindu Goddesses, you can also browse through the amazing selection of religious trinkets and artefacts. There are wall hangings, postcards, paintings, religious goods etc. online.

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You can decorate your home with Indian artefacts or can place some of the statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses in your puja-ghar. Exquisite and graceful, having a Hindu statute at home creates a peaceful and comforting atmosphere at home. It gives the home an oriental charm and makes it mystical to the onlooker. Statutes and photos of Indian Goddesses such as Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Amba, Durga, Kali, Sita, Tulsi, etc. are available online. Statutes of Hindu Gods such as Rama, Krishna, Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Jagannath, Indra, Hanuman, etc. can be purchased online with competitive prising.

Statutes of Hindu Gods and Goddesses not only adorn the home beautifully; these can also be used for gifting a loved one or peer.