Ramcharitmanas unveiled and crystalised the sacred secret of the lila (sports) of Lord Sri Ram. The inspiration and insight for this magnamopous work of Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Charit Manas at the site of Sri Hanuman Guffa at Tulsi Mandir Ghat; Goswami Tulsidas had completed Sri Ramcharitmanas and wrote various hymns to Hanuman, where the author got the divine revelation to tell the work of Mishr Harivansh Lal Sundd is a further step to the contribution of Sri Goswami Tulsidas ji.
In altogether 11 Ascents and Annex 'A' to 'O', the narration unfolds the divine Will manifest in various sports of Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman with Lord Sri Ram in Treta Yug, Lord Sri Krishn in Dwapar Yug and several saints Maharaj, Sri Smarth Guru Ramdas and other saints in Kali Yug. In contains pioneering effort to authenticate the place and timing of various events in sequence. The lila of Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ji portraying and symbolizing the quintessence of human values and ethics marvel the needed excellence in present day as well as future spiritual and material life on this earth. There are 120 action oriented invaluable pictures associated with the life of Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji and also an anthology of precious and otherwise hidden mantrs incorporated therein for the benefit on future researcher and seekers to revalidate and reconstruct their hypotheses on ancient Hindu civilization.
Here in this work, there is everything that India can be proud of its heritage, of knowledge, wisdom and sanctity. The validity and usefulness permeate to individual social, national and international life in the community of people and welfare of the creation all around.
Born on 28 July 1918 in an illustrious family of intellectuals and philanthropists, Mishr Harivansh Lal Sundd had his early education at his ancestral place Nurmahal (Punjab). He had his college education at Dyal Singh College, Lahore. He joined Army and served the Army Ordnance Corps for 40 years. In his retired life, he took up agriculture and social services. He practiced Homeopathy and for some times, served Sri Sant Sadhu Ram Charitable Hospital. His past time was always spent in the company of saints, introspection and study of ancient scriptures.
In November 1990, he had a heart stroke. His children organised pilgrimage to Pryag, Ayodhya, Chitrkut and Kashi. While at Tulsi Ghat Hanuman Guffa in Kashi on 17th March, 1991 he felt a revelation unto himself to attempt a writeup on Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji. He shared his experiences with the Mahant of Tulsi Akhara Dr. Veer Bhadr Mishr who concurred to his proposal. He came to Nurmahal and subsequently to Udhampur where the whole set of Conceptual design. Of the present work lustered to him. Back to his native place at Nurmahal, he commenced work on Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Charit Manas. He received day-by-day and step-by-step guidance by Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji Himself and his other four guides. The itinerary of his mind grasped and focused the sport of Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman from the celestial abode of Lord Shiv at Kailash Mansrovar to the terrestrial abode of Vishwanath at Kashi while partaking the sport of Lord Sri Ram beginning from and terminating at Ayodhya in Treta Yug.
The concepts and thought of the author in this work speaks volumes about his illustrious lineage and heritage besides the grace of the Lord on him.
Let us bow to Sri Maruti, the destroyer of demons, and one who sits with head bent, joined palms and eyes moist with tears, at every place where praises of Sri RAGHUNATH are sung.
I take refuge of Sri Hanuman ji, the emissary of Sri RAM; born of wind god, the Chief of the Monkey troops, fast like the MIND, and having force of the WIND, Controller of Senses of perception and ABOVE ALL, the WISEST among the WISE.
Let us pay our respectful obeisances unto unique ever-living personages (Immune from cycle of death) Chirjivi Immortal and Eternal (1) Sri Ashwatthama (2) Raja Bali, (3) Sage Vyas, (4) Sri Hanuman, (5) Sri Vibhishan, (6) Sri Kripacharya, (7) Sri Parshuram, (8) Sage Markandey.
The genesis of Sri Sankat Mochan (Hanuman) is unique and not easily comprehensible. He is not only enumerated amongst the eight celibates, He is found mentioned in ancient Vedic scriptures (Shrutis), as such his origin dates with the creation of universe. He and Brahma are equal in the divine hierarchy and he is the apparent heir of Sri Brahma when the Universe at date dissolves and is recreated. He is Rudr Incarnate and son of wind god and as such Infinite, and assumed His Present form in Treta; 8,82,159 years ago, coinciding with the Incarnation of Bhagawaan Sri Ram. He is omnipresent Ever-living and only living god (Undecaying as well as immortal). Bhagwati Sita blessed him in the following words.
Bhagwati Sita, recognizing Sri Hanuman as beloved emissary of Sri Ram graced Him with blessing: "May you become (i) repository of strength (ii) Virtues, my child:" May you ever remain immune (iii) from old Age & Death; (iv) Prove to be a treasure of good qualities; (v) My son, (vi) May the Lord of raghus ever shower his abundant grace on you.
After victory over Lanka, Sri Hanuman prayed before his lord Sri Ram to grace Him with unceasing devotion and Bhagwaan Sri Ram clasped Sri Hanuman to his bosom and said; " O Superb, grand, par excellent Sri Hanuman! So it be as you wish; As long as my charming story is told and sung this earth, your glory will remain indelible and your body will have life force (PRAN). Whatever you have done for me, I cannot repay it". On having the boon of Immortality, Sri Hanuman submitted to Bhagawaan, " As long as your story is told, I will be present, listen and be happy."
Goswami Tulsidas, who is greatly blessed, and had vision of Sri Hanuman ji as well as Sri Ram and Lord Shiv face, declared in Hanuman Chalisa:
" O Hanuman ji! Through Thy sincere remembrance, one gets all the pleasures, and there in no need to call and worship any other god. O Hanuman the great! All torments shall cease and all pains abate by meditating on Thee alone."
A 'Preface' is normally something said by way of introduction or preliminary explanation, a statement usually explanatory, placed at the beginning of a book, not regarded, like introduction, as part of composition; the ascription of glory etc. in the liturgy of consecration of the Eucharist; anything preliminary or immediately antecedent. This humble compiler follows the tenants but goes ahead a bit to exploit auxiliary thought and vision.
Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman, whose charming life story has flown in the form of Manas; having individuality and the virtues viz. Fastness like Mind, force as that of Wind, and who is Controller of Senses, Wisest among the Wise, Emissary of Sri Ram, Chief of the Monkey troops, Destroyer of demons, highest delighter and listener Sri Ram Katha, with head bent and tears of love gushing from the eyes and above all Inborn Celibrate, Immune from old age and death, is placed in the divine category of Gods. He is held as an extraordinary personality worthy of worship. He is an example of observer of the highest spiritual art of living.
In this 20th Century, the humanity has reached a crossroad. Within a period of twenty years or so, it went through the agony of two World Wars. Since the end of last war, during the last forty years or so, we are living on the threshold of a nuclear holocaust. Humanity is at the mercy of super states possessing nuclear weapons, and perhaps even those so-called super states are also at the mercy of a score of individuals. Unless humanity is able to neutralise the base instinct, it is headed towards total annihilation. Children have already turned to annihilism. A vibrant spiritual resurgence is the only practical solution for human survival. A devoted heart with boundless faith, deep intellectual introspection, love expressed as active sympathy, mystic intuitive experience and absolute fearlessness, which Sri Hanumanji has is the need of the hour.
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