Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kasapuram Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kasapuram village in Guntakal Revenu Mandal, in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh India. Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy is another name of Lord Hanuman which means one eyed and Nettikallu means stone. The presiding deity of this temple is self-manifested stone statue carved out such a manner that only the right eye is visible. The deity is seen south facing, as if walking towards east and right hand is in abhaya mudra while left hand is seen resting on the hip and simultaneously holding a club.

The Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple was built by as Sri Vyasaraja. During 16th and 17th century Vijayanagar kingdom was ruled by Sri Krishnadevaraya and Sri Vyasaraya was his Rajguru a devotee of Lord Hanuman. Once Sri Vyasaraya detected that the king was afflicted with some perils. To come out with this evil period he assumed himself as the Emperor for four Nazikai (1 hour and 36 minutes) and saved Sri Krishnadevaraya from death. Since then he is known as Sri Vyasaraja and said that he established 732 temples for Lord Hanuman and had seen the Lord in his true form

Once when Sri Vyasaraja was camping near a place called Silpa Giri (now Chippagiri) during his visit near Guntakal, he had a dream to find out the idol of Shri Hanuman. As per the direction given by the divine in his dream he went for the search and found out a heap of mud in the nearby village resembling the same place he had seen in his dream. He planted a dry Neem stick on the top of the heap which surprisingly started sprouting in presence of all. After digging that place the deity of Lord Hanuman was found about ten feet under the ground. The deity was installed at the same place which became famously known as Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami and that place in the jungle got the name Nettikallu. Later on with passes of time Kasapuram village encircled that area due to which now Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami Temple is said to be located in Kasapuram.

It is believed from the time of immemorial on this day when Lord came to be known as Kasapuram Anjaneya Swamy the Lord mitigate the sorrows and miseries of devotees praying him sincerely with Trikarana Suddhi. Suffered devotees sleeping in the temple premises are positively blessed and suggested with remedial measures to solve their problems On the West-North corner there is a holy water tank with steps on the all the four sides named Sri Vayu. It is believed that taking bath in this holy water cures many illnesses and purifies soul.
Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy image
Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Painting 
Image of Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy
Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy statue

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple-Varanasi

Sankat Mochan Temple is the sacred Hindu temple of Lord Hanuman located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Situated by the Assi River this temple is known as Monkey temple because of the presence of lot of monkeys inside the premises. Sankat Mochan means relief giver from all troubles. The Sankat Mochan Temple possesses a unique feature that the statue of Lord Hanuman is positioned in front of his Lord Rama.

As legend says this temple was built from the time on the very spot where saint Tulsidas had a vision of the Lord Hanuman. Saint Tulsidas was the author of “Ramacharitamanasa” the Awadhi version of the Hindu epic Ramayana, originally written by Saint Valmiki. The present temple was constructed by educationist and freedom fighter, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in early 1900s. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya is the founder Banaras Hindu University.

One of the three terrorist explosion happened in 7th March 2006 hit the temple while the daily prayers “Aarti” was going on in which huge crowd of devotees and wedding attendees participated.
But the noticeable thing is that on very next day the temple was crowded with a large number of devotees for their daily their worship as usual. After this incident of terrorist attack a permanent police post was set up inside the temple premises.

Every year in this temple Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm leading a special Shobha Yatra (a parade) from Durga temple (Durga Kund) to the Sankat Mochan Temple.
Other than this the temple organizes a classic music and dance concert titled, "Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh" in the month of April. This festival is being celebrated from last 88 in which number of musicians and performers from all over India participates.

In 1982 The Sankat Mochan Foundation (SMF) was established by Veer Bhadra Mishra, the Mahant (High priest) of the temple. He has been working for cleaning and protecting the Ganges river project funded in part by aid from the U. S. and Swedish governments.
 Lord Hanuman of Sankat Mochan Temple-Varanasi
Deity of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Image of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple-Varanasi
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple-Varanasi 

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple of Varanasi photo

Beautiful sight of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple-Varanasi 
Big hall area of inside the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Inside hall area of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple-Varanasi 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Shri Prachin Hanuman Mandir- New Delhi

Bal Hanuman Temple also known as Shri Prachin (ancient) Hanuman Mandir is a Hindu temple is located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi. This temple is very old and is claimed to be one of the five temples built during Mahabharata era in Delhi. Rest of four temples are the Kalkaji, a Kali temple in South Delhi having self-manifested rock Idol, the Yogmaya Temple near Qutub Minar, the Bhairav temple near the Purana Qila and the Nili Chatri Mahadev (Shiva 44temple) at Nigambodh Ghat outside the walls of Old Delhi. The main deity of this temple is a self-manifest idol of Lord Hanuman which represents the Bal Hanuman and worshipped here as “Sri Hanumanji Maharaj”.

As legends all the five temple including Hanuman temple were built by Pandavas after winning Kurukshetra war against the Kauravs. Later on once Tulsidas visited this temple which was summoned by Mughal Emperor. The Emperor asked him to show some miracle. With blessing of Lord Hanuman Tulsidas performed the magic for which the Emperor presented him a crescent moon symbol (Islamic symbol) for the temple. Later on crescent moon placed on the spire of the temple became a very uncommon feature for this temple and due to that Mughals did not destroyed this Hanuman temple. Since 1724 this temple has experienced renovations from time to time.

The other deities shrined in this temple are Lord Krishna-Radha and trio of Lord Rama-Lakshmana-Sita placed on the right side of the deity of Lord Hanuman. Later on the deities of Lord Shiva-Parvati and their children Goddess Durga, goddess Lakshmi, Lord Narayana, Lord Ganesh and Santoshi Mata were placed by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation in the adjoining rooms.

The temple is 108 ft. tall and includes the huge and glorious deity of Lord Hanuman located in the north direction. The main gate of temple is embossed with the depiction of the whole Ramayana. Few very realistic paintings from Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas are painted on the ceilings which initiate a quick recall of the incidents. This temple has been recorded in Guinness Book of world record for the 24 hour chanting of “Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram”, since August 1964.

Self-manifested idol of Shri Prachin  Hanuman Mandir- New Delhi
Shri Prachin  Hanuman Mandir- New Delhi
The spire of the temple having crescent moon on the top
The image of temple spire having crescent moon on the top
Shri Prachin Hanuman Mandir compound photo
Shri Prachin Hanuman Mandir compound 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Lord Hanuman-Nangloi Delhi

A very huge statue of Lord Hanuman located in Shivram Park Nangloi, Delhi India. Lord Hanuman is Hindu monkey God who protects his devotees from evil spirits and immoral souls. Lord Hanuman temples are found in many places of India and outside India. Hanuman idols are found in roads also which is believed that he stands there to protect devotees from accidents and other natural calamities.
Jai Hanuman
Jai Bajarangbali
Lord Hanuman statue located in Nangloi Delhi
Lord Hanuman located in Nangloi Delhi

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lord Hanuman in different postures

Very divine and spiritual wallpaper showing different stance of Lord Hanuman. In this image we can see Lord sitting and chanting word Ram-Sita, next he can be seen in his five headed or Panchmukhi form and in third one he is seen tearing his chest to showing Ram-Sita resides in his heart.

Lord Hanuman divine wallpaper
Lord Hanuman spiritual image