Hanuman Janmostasva celebration concludes

By A O News Service

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 24: The three-day annual Hanuman Janmostasva celebration under the banner of Shri Hanuman Janmostasva Celebration Committee (SHJCC) concluded at E-sector Shiv Temple here with purnahuti (complete offering away of oneself) on late Tuesday night.

Hundreds of devotees joined Kamal Bajaj couple during purnahuti to offer obeisance to Sankatmochan with hymns by priests Ram Avatar Shrma, Nanda Kishore Upadhyay, Harish Sharma and Yogesh Sharma renting the air.

The Bhajan Sandhya began with recitation of Sundar Kand by Sarad Anand and Ayushmaan from Kolkata and all devotees listened with rapt attention for about two hours. Sundar Kand, 5th book of Ramayana, composed in Sanskrit by sage Valmiki, who was first to scripturally record the Ramayana. The Sundara Kanda is the only chapter of Ramayana in which the principal protagonist is Hanuman, not Rama.

Subham Bhaskar Goswami from Bokaro, who took the stage next dance to the tune of his classical melodious rendition of Hanuman prayer that injected new energy to the female and male devotees, who spontaneously danced with himmaking the entire atmosphere Hanumanmay.

Soon he turned the apple of all eyes as after culmination of the prayers, many young girls queued up to take selfie with Goswami, besides others.

Overwhelmed with the deafening response of the devotees, the invited singers conveyed their gratitude to the SHJCC, saying their sojourn to Arunachal Pradesh would always remain memorable.

The three-day celebration had begun on April 21 from Shiv Temple with large number of devotees of both sexes holding banners and flags (nishan) and chanting hymns of Lord Hanuman followed a van carrying the idol of Pawan Putra that went along the main thoroughfare of this township before returning to the venue.

The Bhajan Sandhya to pay obeisance to Lord Hanuman in the evening by invited special artists – Sanjay Shama, Ayushmaan and Sharad Aanad from Kolkata, Surjit Albela and Kanchan Trivedi from Kanpur and Subham Bhaskar Goswami from Bokaro  to the tune of tabla, dholak, organ, pad and banjo was conducted during the evening daily. Devotee from Rajasthan Kuldeep Vyas, a retired chief block education officer, also sang Hanuman prayer.

Devotees made a long queue daily, but concluding day saw heavy rush. Devotee Manoj Kumar Roy, who was in-charge of preparing prasaad, said the number crossed 2,000.

Lord Hanuman or 11th Rudravatar, incarnation of Lord Shiva, was born on the full moon of the Chaitra month (April), approximately one crore and 85 lakhs years ago. His birthday is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti to pay obeisance to him, known for his unwavering devotion to Lord Rama, incarnation of Lord Bishnu in Treta Yuga. Hanuman, in Hindu mythology, a deity in Hinduism, revered as a divine vanara, is central to the Ramayana. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated for his unwavering devotion to Rama, who had blessed him to be an immortal (chiranjivi). His unparallel devotion is cited as example in every yuga since then.

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