Lord Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and is also known as Anjani Putra, Bajrangbali, Mahaveer, Pavanputra, Maruti and so on. He is considered to be the lord of strength and courage who bestows his blessings upon all those devotees who worship him faithfully.
The son of Kesari (the chief of Vanaras) and Anjana (a Vanara princess), Lord Hanuman was initially named “Maruti”. He was such a great devotee of Lord Ram that his unending devotion and servitude has earned him the title of Ram Doot.
It is believed that Lord Hanuman fulfills the desires of all his followers and a true prayer to him is never left unanswered. This is the reason that he is greatly worshipped by numerous people across the country.
Lord Hanuman is known for his valor, fearlessness, and agility. It is said that it is not possible to learn Hindu Dharma without knowing Lord Hanuman. He has his presence in all great mythological texts and it is also believed that he will remain on this earth till the end of Kalyuga.
Sant Tulsidas was a great admirer of Lord Hanuman. He composed a hymn of 40 stanzas to praise the strength, servitude, bravery, and determination of the God who protects all from evil spirits, diseases and enemies.
When you chant the mantra of the mighty Hanuman, then you feel a surge of energy pass through your being. The hanuman mantra is a medium through which you connect with the ultimate consciousness of the deity.
It is said that chanting hanuman mantra can put an end to all your worries. It eliminates all fear from your being and makes you strong enough to fight for truth and justice. Chanting hanuman mantra regularly will boost up your confidence and help you achieve success in all your endeavors.
Like every mantra, there are some rules and regulations that must be followed before reciting the hanuman mantra. First of all, you must find a proper place in the open sun for chanting the mantra as fresh air will enhance your concentration and help you delve deep into the meditational practice.
You may choose a sandal rosary for chanting the hanuman mantra and offer red flowers, fruits, and clothes to Lord Hanuman. You must close your eyes and make a visual image of the Lord in your inner mind before starting the chanting of Hanuman mantra as this will connect you to the consciousness of the Lord.
It is extremely important to pronounce the mantra clearly and chant it silently. It is not advised to chant the mantra loudly. Also, pay special attention to your breathing techniques as this helps you control your pitch and maintain the rhythm of the mantra. Lastly, you must have complete faith that Lord Hanuman is listening to all your prayers and will grant all your wishes.
Jitendriyam Buddhimatam Varishtham।
Shriramadutam Sharanam Prapadye॥”
Hanuman Mantra in Sanskrit
“मनोजवं मारुततुल्य वेगम् जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठं
वातात्मजं वानर युथमुख्यं श्री रामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ||”
Through this mantra, one praises Lord Hanuman as a dutiful messenger of Lord Rama. It literally translates as “I pray to the one whose speed is unmatchable. He is faster than the thoughts of the mind and stronger than the wind. He is the one who has gained supremacy over his senses and excels in intelligence and wisdom. He is the son of Vayu (the God of wind) and the chief of the Vanaras. I bow to the staunch devotee of Lord Rama and invoke him with my prayers.”
Hanuman Mantra is an extremely powerful mantra that can help you get rid of all the difficulties that hinder the smooth functioning of your life. By regularly chanting the Hanuman mantra you can attain strength, courage, and confidence.
There are many other benefits of reciting Hanuman mantra that are mentioned below:
It can help you eliminate the scary and fearful thoughts and instill fearlessness in your being.
As per mythology, it is said that Shani Dev reveres Lord Hanuman and therefore, by chanting hanuman mantra you can escape the wrath of Shani Dev. Astrologers also state that you can overcome the malefic effects of Saturn and get rid of its negative impact during Sade Sati by regularly chanting Hanuman mantra.
It is said that ghosts and spirits do not trouble those who regularly chant Hanuman mantra. It can also help in getting rid of life-threatening diseases by making your immune system strong.
Reciting this mantra can help you solve various life issues such as marital troubles, nervous breakdowns, debt and unstable finances, career problems and so on.
Other important Hanuman Mantras
Hanuman Mool Mantra
Moola mantra is one of the most popular hanuman mantras that has proved to be highly effective in enhancing the mental faculties of an individual. It is said to make the reciter successful in all his endeavors.
In Sanskrit- “ॐ श्री हनुमते नमः॥”
In English- “Om Shri Hanumate Namah॥”
Meaning - “ I pray to Lord Hanuman to bestow upon me power, strength, and stamina.”
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra is a different version of the famous Gayatri mantra. It praises Lord Hanuman and is said to energize your life and protect you from all dangers.
In Sanskrit - “ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥”
In English - “Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi।
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat॥”
Meaning - Starting with the primeval sound “Om” the mantra means - “I pray to the progeny of Anjana and the son of the Wind God (Vayu) to sharpen my intellect and grant me wisdom and intelligence.”
Hanuman Beeja Mantra
This is the mantra that refers to the essence of Lord Hanuman’s dedication towards Lord Rama. Reciting this mantra pleases Lord Hanuman and he bestows his blessings on all those devotees who recite it regularly.
In Sanskrit - “|| ॐ ऐं भ्रीम हनुमते, श्री राम दूताय नम: ||”
In English - “Aum Aeem Bhreem Hanumate, Shree Ram Dootaaya Namaha.”
Meaning - “I pray to Lord Hanuman, who is the greatest devotee and the loyal envoy of Lord Shree Rama.”