(Last Updated on : 05-09-2013)
Lord Hanuman Temples in India are numerous and plenty. Lord Hanuman is well-known for his bravery, power, selfless service, courage, devotion and loyalty. He is a great devotee of Lord Rama. He is the symbol of devotion, knowledge, valour, strength, courage, and humility and stanch dedication to virtue or justice. He is omnipresent, and can be available just by chanting the name Ram. Hanuman, the Monkey God, is also a noble hero in Hinduism
. There is a number of Hanuman Temples in India where the deity of this God is worshipped. This deity is a provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. He is pictured as a robust monkey holding a mace or gada that is a sign of bravery and having a picture of Lord Rama
tattooed on his chest, which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama. He is called as Mahaveera or the great hero and Pavan-suta or son of air. He is also called as Bajarangbali.
Lord Hanuman is a common name in almost every Hindu household in India. Since the Lord is a symbol of courage, bravely, loyalty and hard work, there are several Hanuman temples constructed in different parts of India. A large number of devotees visit these temples throughout the year to worship the Lord.
Jhakhu Temple near the Khajuraho village one will find a Hanuman Temple built by Raja Sujan Singh, the then Orchha ruler in 1717. There is a massive statue of Hanuman of 8 ft high inside the temple. The Hanuman Temple situated at Baba Kharak Singh Marg close to Connaught Place is a small but a very well-designed temple, built in 1724. This temple is very popular amongst the devotees of Lord Hanuman where 24-hour recitation of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram', since 1st August, 1964, is on and it has included this temple in the Guinness Book of Records. The Bala Hanuman Temple in Jamnagar district
is famous for the endless singing of the mantra of Shri Rama or the 'Ram Dhun.
Jhakhu Temple in Shimla
, Hanuman Mandir in New Delhi
, Hanuman Tok in Gangtok, Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami Ashram in Chennai
, Sri Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple in Chennai, Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa, Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple, Sri Yoga Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Sri Veeramangalam Anjaneyar Temple, Sankatmochan Temple, Sri Anjaneya Temple are some of the famous Hanuman Temples in India.
Bada Mangal is a major festival which is celebrated on all Tuesdays in the month of Jyeshtha in Hindu calendar. On this day, a large number of devotees visit the Hanuman Temple. Sankat Mochan temple is among the most sacred Hanuman temples in India, situated at Varanasi
, close to the Benaras Hindu University
. Every Tuesday and Saturday, a large number of devotees stand in line in front of the Sankat Mochan temple to worship Lord Hanuman.
As per the Vedic Astrology
, Lord Hanuman
safeguards human beings from the wrath of evil forces. People visit the Lord Hanuman temples to offer prayers and get the blessings from the lord to live a peaceful and prosperous life.