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The Sankat Mochan also known as Shri Hanuman Ashtakam, which follows the devotional classic Shri Hanuman Chalisa, is one of the most popular compositions of Goswami Tulsidasji. It is a moving prayer from a lamenting heart pleading with the ever-compassionate Hanumanji, who is well known for alleviating the distresses of even the most exalted spiritual personalities. It also reveals secretly the causes of our inner bondage and sorrows, and how these can be removed effectively.
Swami Swaroopananda not only brings out the beautiful sentiments of these verses along with their subjective symbolisms in his discourses, but also inspires his listeners to actively invoke Sankat Mochan (Remover of Difficulties) Shri Hanumanji to extinquish the causes of sorrow in their lives, and to find peace at the feet of Lord Rama's most extra ordinary devotee.
About the Author
Swami Swaroopananda one of the foremost teachers of Chinmaya Mission is a world-renowned public speaker and author whose versatility spans a range of subjects fusing the ancient spiritual truths of our culture with the fast paced modern life style. Swamiji has inspired many to great heights with his profound insights into personal, managerial and spiritual life.
Sri Hanuman Ashtakam, popularly known as Sankat Mochan, portrays the inspiring glory of Sri Hanuman as the eliminator of obstacles and suffering. In earlier discourses, we have seen how Goswami Tulsidas's sublime composition, Sri Hanuman Chalisa, symbolizes love, devotion and faith. By remembering and chanting these awe-inspiring verses, one can unlock the secrets of success. Though not as well known as the forty verses of Sri Hanuman Chalisa, the eight verses of Sankat Mochan are highly reflective and lyrical. Sant Tulsidas, a saint of deep knowledge and wisdom, has encapsulated profound Vedantic truths in these verses, and shown the way to overcome all one's problems and reach permanent happiness. These beautiful verses not only help one to overcome the mundane problems of daily living, but provide a guiding light to spiritual seekers, pointing out all the requisite qualities needed for Realisation or attaining Supreme Bliss.
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