BooksHinduJai Hanu...
Description Read Full Description
About the Book Hanuman is symbolic of all the ideals a noble man would seek to attain--mental strength to realise the Self, physical prowess, devotion and wisdom. That is why he is revered as God, though all along his role is that of a most devoted bhakta. He is the most majestic and inspiring figure in the Ramcryana. Adi Sankaracharya, in his appealing sloka, Sri Hanumat Pancharatnam, refers to his freedom from desire for all sense objects, his glances filled with the nectar of compa...
About the Book

Hanuman is symbolic of all the ideals a noble man would seek to attain--mental strength to realise the Self, physical prowess, devotion and wisdom. That is why he is revered as God, though all along his role is that of a most devoted bhakta. He is the most majestic and inspiring figure in the Ramcryana.

Adi Sankaracharya, in his appealing sloka, Sri Hanumat Pancharatnam, refers to his freedom from desire for all sense objects, his glances filled with the nectar of compassion, his strength of mind which is beyond the reach of Kamadeva's arrows, his dispelling the misfortune of Sita, proclaiming the glory of Sri Rama, his protection of the afflicted beings, and says he who worships Hanuman becomes endowed with devotion to Sri Rama.

His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sacchidananda Sivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati Mahaswamigal, the 33rd Acharya of Sri Sharada Peetham, has rendered another sloka, Sri Hanumat Chaturvimsati, which also alludes to Hanuman's divine might, supreme wisdom, immense strength, fearlessness and valour. He eulogises Hanuman's sincerity in conveying the message of Sita to Rama without any omission, superb strength in giving a staggering blow to Ravana which made him swoon, and his agility in flying over the sky swiftly to bring the mountain of herbs to save Lakshmana. It is in the fitness of things that Tattvaloka, which is always endeavouring to spread the splendour of truth, has thought it fit to bring out an enchantingly illustrated book, Jai Hanuman, which analyses his greatness from various angles. It highlights the esteem in which Hanuman is held in different parts of the country, and also South-east Asia. It is profusely illustrated, depicting Hanuman in various art forms and various media. In short, it provides absorbing reading for all, irrespective of age.

His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji has blessed all those connected with the endeavour of bringing out this magnificient work.

Keshav R. Betgeri, Bangalore, an ardent devotee of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, has sponsored the reprint of this book for the benefit of Hanuman devotees all over the world. His ready response and earnestness in supporting our cause has also received the blessings of His Holiness.

 

Preface

With the blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswarniji of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, we have brought out this book on Hanuman, one of the most popular deities of the Hindu pantheon. Long time readers of Tattvaloka would remember the thematic issue on Hanuman (February-March 1995). The contents of this book include articles from that issue, with additions from new sources as well. New photographs have also been included, whlich give the book an enriching look.

The glory of Hanuman is so great that any number of books is not sufficient to bring out all aspects of his greatness. The Siva Mabapurana, 5 kanda Pur ana} Mahabharata and Bbasisbya Purana explicitly mention Hanuman as an amsa avatar (partial incarnation) of Siva as well as Rudravatar. Rudra is the Vedie counterpart of Siva. In due course, Rudra came to be identified with Siva, whose 11 th manifestation he is. Hanuman is addressed as Ekadasa Rudra in Tantnc literature.

The articles in this collection take a look at various aspects of this multi-faceted personality, who is a small monkey figure kneeling at the feet of Sri Rama, yet endowed with the strength to cross a mighty ocean in a trice and carry a huge mountain in his palm effortlessly, compassionate yet fierce, and capable of removing obstacles and bestowing prosperity.

Several photographs of Hanuman, as seen in India and South-east Asia, have been featured in this book. We owe much of this coverage to Rekha Prakashan, New Delhi, who have recently published the second edition of their book, Hanuman--Art; Mythology and Folklore, authored by K C. Aryan and Subhasini Aryan. This book is a rich treat for any reader to refer to.

The articles are the contributions by Swami Sivananda; Swami Jyotirmayananda, Director, Yoga Research Foundation, Florida, USA; Yogananda Saraswati, Paris; Dr. Varadachari Sadagopan, a keen student of Vedie literature residing in the US; Dr. N. B. Patil and Dr. Vanamala Parthasarathy of the Ananthacharya Indological Research Institute, Mumbai; M.V.B.S. Sarma, a writer on philosophy and religion; Sumitra M. Gautama, a teacher at The School, Krishnamurti Foundation of India; Dr. S. Ramaratnam of Vivekananda College; P. Gopalakrishnan and R. Asha, Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras; Prof. K. R. Rajagopalan, formerly of Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai; Lalita Ramakrishna, a popular writer on music; Dr. T. S. Narayana Swamy and C. R. Subramanian, both of Tattvaloka.

I profusely thank my friend, Dr. S. Raghavan, (formerly Professor of Mathematics at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) who, with his proficiency in Sanskrit, offered suggestions for re-ordering the contents of the text.

The different writers who contributed the articles have approached the subject from their chosen aspects in which references to certain overlapping contents could only be avoided at the risk of weakening the articles. Hence we have allowed them to remain in the hope that the reader will find it only rewarding to be reminded about the strength of Hanuman in more ways than one.

 

Contents

 

Message from The Administrator, Sri Sringeri Math 3
Preface 4
Sri Hanuman (In a Nutshell) 6
The All-round Glory of A True Hero 7
Striking Qualities of Early Years 14
Many a Face of Hanuman 18
Adoration in Lyrics and Literature 29
Symbolic Strength of Hanuman Upasana 33
Hanuman in the Vedas 36
Hanuman in the Puranas 39
Myths in South India 44
Hanuman in Ancient Literature Pavanatmaja 46
(The Spirit of the Wind-god) 52
Hanuman in Adhyatma Ramayana 61
Depiction in Arts and Sculpture 65
Hanuman in South-east Asia 73
Archetype of Devotion 77
Will Hanuman Ever Confront Rama? 80
Shrines for Hanuman 84
Stotras on Maruti 91
Sri Hanumat Pancharatnam 92
Sri Hanumat Ciiaturvimsati 94
Hanuman Ctiatisa 98

Sample Pages







Item Code: NAK194 Author: T. R. Ramachandran Cover: Paperback Edition: 2012 Publisher: Tattvaloka Publicaions, Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri ISBN: 9788190479905 Language: English Size: 11.0 inch x 8.5 inch Pages: 111 (Throughout B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 344 gms
Price: $26.00
Shipping Free
Viewed 4361 times since 17th Dec, 2018
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Jai Hanuman (Hindu | Books)

Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Charit Manas (The holy lake containing the acts of Sri Hanuman): Srimad Goswami Baba Tulsidas ji's devised
Hanuman God and Epic Hero (The Origin and Growth of Hanuman in Indian Literary and Folk Tradition)
The Legendary Glory of Hanuman (An Anthology Based on Hanuman Bahuk, Ashtak, Chalisa, Bajarangnan, Vinaipatrika, Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and Other Miscellaneous Works)
How to Worship Lord Hanumana Shri Hanumat Poojan Vidhan (Shri Hanuman Poojan Padhati) (Sanskrit, Roman with simple Hindi-English Meaning)
Shri Hanuman Leela (The Description of Events That Hanumana Performed with or without Rama in The Universe)
Sankat Mochan Sri Hanuman Ashtakam: An Insight Into Problems and Their Solutions
Mahaviri: Hanuman-Calisa Demystified (Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa)
Sundarakanda (A Beautiful Story of Hanuman’s Success)
The Story of Hanuman
Bhaktaraja Hanuman (Ideal Biography the first Blossom)
Bhimarupi Stotra (Prayers to Hanuman)
The Visual Encyclopaedia of Lord Hanuman
Hanuman An Introduction
Hanuman Kosa (In Two Volumes)
Testimonials
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Excellent website with vast variety of goods to view and purchase, especially Books and Idols of Hindu Deities are amongst my favourite. Have purchased many items over the years from you with great expectation and pleasure and received them promptly as advertised. A Great admirer of goods on sale on your website, will definately return to purchase further items in future. Thank you Exotic India.
Ani, UK
Thank you for such wonderful books on the Divine.
Stevie, USA
I have bought several exquisite sculptures from Exotic India, and I have never been disappointed. I am looking forward to adding this unusual cobra to my collection.
Janice, USA
My statues arrived today ….they are beautiful. Time has stopped in my home since I have unwrapped them!! I look forward to continuing our relationship and adding more beauty and divinity to my home.
Joseph, USA
I recently received a book I ordered from you that I could not find anywhere else. Thank you very much for being such a great resource and for your remarkably fast shipping/delivery.
Prof. Adam, USA
Thank you for your expertise in shipping as none of my Buddhas have been damaged and they are beautiful.
Roberta, Australia
Very organized & easy to find a product website! I have bought item here in the past & am very satisfied! Thank you!
Suzanne, USA
This is a very nicely-done website and shopping for my 'Ashtavakra Gita' (a Bangla one, no less) was easy. Thanks!
Shurjendu, USA
Thank you for making these rare & important books available in States, and for your numerous discounts & sales.
John, USA