One of the most important characters of the Hindu epic, Ramayana, Lord Hanuman is a fervent aficionado of Rama and one of the chiranjivis. Hanuman is the child of the wind god Vayu, who in a few stories assumed a direct part in Lord Hanuman's birth. He stands as a representation of solidarity and power. Hanuman is loved for his resolute commitment to Rama and is associated with his sacrificial devotion to God. Hanuman is viewed as the living epitome of the Karma Yogi (one whose reflection and dedication are shown through service and hard work). As a return for his unequivocal love, Lord Rama blessed him with immortality. He guaranteed that he would be worshiped alongside Rama and that his statue would be put close to his. He represents the human strengths of self-control, confidence, and reason, carefully hidden behind the initial feelings of a being who seems to be an Ape-Man or Vanara.
A true devotee can find bronze Hanuman statues in various forms. Some of the most common ones are-
Standing Sankat Mochan Hanuman
The word Sankat Mochan stands for, remover of challenges and Lord Hanuman appropriately fits this depiction. He is the one true worshippers look up to in the midst of their hardships, inconveniences, and misery. Indeed, even in the awe-inspiring Ramayana, he assisted Lord to save Mother Sita from the devil Ravana. Taking his name and participating in a Hanuman pooja for 21 days is a Hindu custom to show respect to the great vanara Lord. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional psalm of 40 stanzas composed by Tulsi Das, help true devotees keep all their difficulties at bay.
Lord Hanuman in Namskara Mudra
Bringing two palms before the chest is an ordinary welcoming gesture in India, a form of prayer in numerous spiritual practices, and a form of appreciation in yoga. It is also called the Namaskara Mudra. A bronze statue of Lord Hanuman in the namaskar mudra ushers positive energy into a true devotee’s house.
One finds various statues of the Panchmukhi Hanuman. These five faces are those of the hawk (garud), pig (varah), horse (hayagriva), lion (Sinha), and monkey (Kapi). This statue has ten arms, holds a flag, a human head, a blade, and different weapons. A five-faced Deity infers that it is vigilant and controls the five directions - North, South, East, West. It is widely believed that in a true devotee's house where the bronze statue of Panchmukhi Hanumanji is found, difficulties and obstacles coming in their path are eliminated. By placing the bronze statue of Lord Hanuman in the house, there is no Vastu deformity. There is an increase in riches. Fear disappears. Foes are conquered.
Q1. In what direction should a Lord Hanuman statue be placed?
The bronze statue of Panchmukhi Hanuman Ji ought to be put in the southwest direction of the house and worshipped consistently. It is widely believed that by doing this one won't ever confront any monetary emergency. As mentioned in Hindu folklores, Lord Hanuman's influence is mostly felt in the south, and the Vastu Shastra proposes setting the great Lord's statue in this direction will kill each and every one of the negative energies from the house.
Q2. Can women touch Lord Hanuman’s idol?
According to strict Hindu customs, women are not permitted to touch Lord Hanuman's feet. Lord Hanuman was a bal brahmachari (meaning unmarried/abstinent). Thus only men are permitted to worship and touch his statue. Women can worship but shouldn't touch his statue.
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