Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hanuman Ji Birthplace

Lord Hanuman is well known for his extreme devotion to Lord Rama. Lord Hanuman is always depicted in the Indian folklaire as an icon of true devotion and a symbol of the power of true devotion and chastity.
Lord Hanuman's devotion to Lord Rama is symbolic of the devotion of the enlightened individual soul towards the supreme soul.
Many stories from the Indian literature tell the tales of Lord Hanuman protecting devotees of Lord Rama and helping those who seek his either spiritually or otherwise. Swami Tulasidas has written these lines in respect of Lord Hanuman's great character, in praise of his powers and also devotion.

Hanuman Ji Birthplace:

Dear Divine Souls,

In last last post we had been to Bhimashankar Temple and our trip moves towards Trimbakeshwar near Nasik which houses another jyotirlinga among the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. We had stayed at Sangamner which comes between Nasik and Manchar so that we can save some time in the morning. Morning at 6.00 AM we both were ready and went to  ST bus stop. From there we caught bus for Nasik. Nasik is around 70 kms from Sangamner.

Map : Bhimashankar to Trimbakeshwar


Sangamner to Nasik and Nasik to Anjaneri Parvat

The way between Sangamner and Nasik was full of greenery and agricultural fields . Around 8.00 o clcock we reached Nasik . And after reaching Nasik  we went to another bus stop called CBS from where we get bus for Trimbakeshwar. Trimbakeshwar is 25 kms from Nasik. We had two treks in Trimbakeshwar out of which one we were going to do today and one next day . First one was Trek to Anjaneri Parvat and other one was Brahmagiri Mountain. So two days we were going to stay in Trimbakeshwar.  As soon as we sat in the bus we thought to get down at a point 4 kms before Trimbakeshwar from where one can go to Anjaneri Parvat.

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Legend : Story of Birth of Lord Hanuman

Anjaneri Parvat ( Mountain) is the place where Mata Anajaneri mother of Lord Hanuman meditated to get boon from Lord Shiva for a son. Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth as a female vanara due to a curse. She would be redeemed from this curse on her giving birth to a son. His father Kesari was the son of Brihaspati and that Kesari also fought on Rama’s side in the war against Ravana.] Anjana and Kesari performed intense prayers to Lord Shiva to get a child. Pleased with their devotion,:Lord  Shiva granted them the boon they sought. Hanuman, in another interpretation, is the incarnation or reflection of Lord Shiva himself.

Another account says , Anjana was worshipping Shiva. At that time King Dasharatha of Ayodhya was also performing the ritual of Putrakama yagna in order to have children. As a result, he received some sacred pudding (Kheer)  to be shared by his three wives, leading to the births of Lord  Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. A  kite snatched a fragment of that pudding and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vayu, the Hindu deity of the wind, delivered the falling pudding to the outstretched hands of Maa Anjana, who consumed it and Hanuman was born to her as a result

On the way to Nasik : Greenery

There are multiple places in India are claimed as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman

1) According to one theory, Hanuman was born on Anjaneya Hill, in Hampi, Karnataka.This is located near the Risyamukha mountain on the banks of the Pampa, where Monkey King Sugreeva and Lord Rama are said to have met in Ramayana Legend.

2) Anjan, a small village about 18 km away from Gumla, Bihar , houses ANJAN DHAM , which is said to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The name of the village is derived from the name of the goddess Maa Anjani, the mother of Hanuman. Aanjani Cave, 4 km from the village, is believed to be the place where Mata Aanjani once lived. Many objects and items of archaeological importance obtained from this site are now held at the Patna Museum.

3) The Anjaneri (or Anjneri) mountain, located 8 km from Trimbakeshwar in the Nasik district, is also claimed as the birthplace of Hanuman. One has trek around 6 kms up from the base of the trek to reach the birth place.

4) A cave in a hill near Gokarna, one of the oldest temple towns of India, is also said to be the birthplace of Hanuman. This cave has had a Hanuman temple for a long time. Gokarna, situated in west coast of Karnataka, is known for Atma Linga of Shiva, installed by Ganapathi to save it from the hands of Ravana long before Ramayana days.

Among the above four different places which claimed to be birth place of Lord Hanuman, we are going to go towards the place no 3. that is Anjaneri Parvat near Trimbakeshwar.  We decided to do the trek of Anjaneri Parvat firt and then to go towards Trimbakeshwar. To go towards Anjaneri Parvat one has to get down 4 kms before Timbakeshwar on Nasik – Trimbakeshwar road and take a right. After taking right one has walk or take a rickshaw to go towards the base of Anjaneri Parvat where trek starts .

We reached the place from where we had to go towards the mountain on Nasik – Trimbak road in around 45 minutes. We kept our belongings at a hotel on the road  and asked a person to take us towards the trek. But Sandeep Jat wanted to walk down towards the base . This created argument between us. Why we want unnecessary walk towards the base from where we already have to trek around 6 kms upwards. But the car driver told us that he will charge us Rs. 500 till the base which is 4 kms away from road which is absolutely unethical . So we decided to walk.

Is this the Anjaneri Parvat ?  Conductor in the bus showed us the same mountain the thumb shaped. We went towards the mountain .

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