I generally don't talk about religion in my blog posts but that doesn't mean my faith is not strong or I am an atheist. I have a lot of incidents in my life that can happen only with the blessings of the Supreme Lord whom I refer to as Lord Bajrang Bali Ji or as Lord Hanuman too. There are three Supreme Lords in Hindu Culture and they are the creator, keeper and destroyer of life in this Universe - Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. To understand that better, Lord Hanuman Ji is a God who remains unmarried and as per Hindu Mythology and Culture, he is one of the few people who are still alive today. He is a divine follower of Shri Ram who is the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Bajrang Bali Ji has an image or we call it ansh of Lord Shiva in himself. In Northern India, we celebrate Tuesday as Lord Bajrang Bali Ji's day where people flock to the temples all day especially in the evening with Prasad (offering) called Boondi (sweet) and there is so much fun to eat that boondi after the visit to the temple. I was born on Tuesday and so despite being born in a Jain family, I still feel more connected with Lord Bajrang Bali ji as during all my problems I only call him and pray to him for giving me strength and courage to fight with all these problems.
A lot of instances in my life has happened, where some kind of supernatural power only saved me as it was too difficult for my little, fragile human body to achieve that task. To thank him for my existence here on Planet Earth, I wanted to chant his verses formed in the booklet named - Hanuman Chalisa for all the days I have lived so far which came out to be around 365.25 * 42 Years = 15340. The goal was formed a long ago when I was only 30-31 years of age or maybe before that too but never had the strength to finish. It was lying just like any other goal of bodybuilding, running 5kms etc but during the lockdown, it came to life and since 2020, I sincerely started to complete the daily numbers so as to reach 15340 times Hanuman Chalisa. I have only crossed 34 Years of Hanuman Chalisa so far as on date today and the intention is to reach 42 Years of Jap (Chanting) of Hanuman Chalisa by my 42nd birthday on 22-July-2022.
My strongest belief has been that if I do 108 times Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesday in a single go, no work, no wish or no need will go unfulfilled.
I have tested it again and again and it has brought whatever I desired during the times where I needed Almighty Lord's blessings. I have not kept this a secret as people closer to me know about it and I also have recommended doing 108 times Hanuman Chalisa if they are stuck in life. I made the goal to complete 15000 times Hanuman Chalisa as something of a big goal which I am slowly and steadily moving towards. I am reproducing Hanuman Chalisa in this blog post for your easy reference and you will find a lot of websites dedicated to Bhakti and also a lot of Youtube videos from Lata Mangeshkar to Hariharan to Sudesh Bhonsle to Sonu Nigam to Amitabh Bachchan to Anuradha Paudwal singing the Hanuman Chalisa. Based on your liking you can listen to any of them too.
Shri Hanuman Chalisa!
Shri Guru Charan Sarooja-raj Nija manu Mukura Sudhaari
Baranau Rahubhara Bimala Yashu Jo Dayaka Phala Chari
Budhee-Heen Thanu Jannikay Sumirow Pavana Kumara
Bala-Budhee Vidya Dehoo Mohee Harahu Kalesha Vikaara...
Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar
Ram doot atulit bal dhama Anjaani-putra Pavan sut nama...
Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi
Kanchan varan viraj subesa Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesha
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje Kaandhe moonj janehu saje
Sankar suvan kesri Nandan Tej prataap maha jag vandan...
Vidyavaan guni ati chatur Ram kaj karibe ko aatur
Prabu charitra sunibe-ko rasiya Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya
Sukshm roop dhari Siyahi dikhava Vikat roop dhari lank jarava
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare...
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai Tum mam priye Bharat-hi-sam bhai
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave Asa-kahi Shripati kanth lagaave
Sankadhik Brahmaadi Muneesa Narad-Sarad sahit Aheesa...
Yam Kuber Digpaal Jahan te Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te
Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha Ram milaye rajpad deenha
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana
Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu...
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee
Durgaam kaj jagath ke jete Sugam anugraha tumhre tete
Ram dwaare tum rakhvare Hoat na agya binu paisare
Sub sukh lahae tumhari sarna Tum rakshak kahu ko darnaa...
Aapan tej samharo aapai Teenhon lok hank te kanpe
Bhoot pisaach Nikat nahin aavai Mahavir jab naam sunavae
Nase rog harae sab peera Japat nirantar Hanumant beera
Sankat se Hanuman chudavae Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lave...
Sab par Ram tapasvee raja Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja
Aur manorath jo koi lavai Sohi amit jeevan phal pave
Charon Yug partap tumhara Hai persidh jagat ujiyara
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware Asur nikandan Ram dulhare...
Ashta-sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata As-var deen Janki mata
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai Janam-janam ke dukh bisraave
Anth-kaal Raghuvir pur jayee Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee...
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi
Sankat kate-mite sab peera Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin
Jo sat bar path kare koyi Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hoyi...
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa
Tulsidas sada hari chera Keejai Nath Hridaye mein dera...
Pavan Tanay Sankat Harana, Mangala Murati Roop...
Ram Lakhana Sita Sahita Hriday Basahu Soor Bhoop.
There are so many methods you can pray to Lord Bajrang Bali ji but Hanuman Chalisa is one of the easiest ones to follow and the other one is Sundar Kaand. You can buy the Hanuman Chalisa book from Indian stores or get it printed or even have it on a visiting card size which I also use. Some years ago, I distributed around 100s of Hanuman Chalisa to various temples and devotees in Gurugram, India. I intend to do it again and will bring some back to distribute here in South Africa too. My maid from Zimbabwe also knows this by heart which is a great achievement for her in itself. I will start another series where I could surely say that Bajrang Bali has significantly improved my life by his blessings and carrying me on a daily basis where I could not even walk or run.
I have never shared my mental journey with anyone other than myself and the Almighty Lord but I was once on the brink of depression and taking some negative steps way back in my life after my engineering graduation in 2002-03 and I can only say that Lord Hanuman Ji and some other people really kept me going in real life. There are many such stories that will continue to come on my blog posts soon and much more as I concentrate on sharing all my ideas, thoughts and the real me with you openly. Thank You for your time and May God Hanuman Bless You too! Jai Bajrang Bali Ji Ki Jai!
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