Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya is a manifestation of Lord Shiva. He’s fortified with the essence of eleven Rudra and symbolizes jnaana yoga, bhakti yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga. Lord Hanuman is an epitome of devotion, knowledge, bravery and ‘daasa bhava’ i.e., having the spirit of a servant. Hanuman is an ardent follower of Lord Rama and is also a central character in the epic tale Ramayana. Revered for His mighty power, Lord Hanuman’s ability to assume any form at will, to inflate or reduce to a thumbnail, to ward off evil and other troubles that devotees face, proves his magical might. He’s the quintessence of wisdom, self-control, valour, righteousness, courage and devotion. One who prays to him will attain, power, success, prosperity, glory and strength. Invoking Lord Hanuman can give devotee immense physical strength, triumph over enemies, good health, bravery, knowledge, humility and also get relief to problems caused by planets Mars and Saturn. The unique Nava Avatar Hanuman Homam will be performed on Hanuman Jayanthi which falls on Margashirsha Amavasya that coincides with the Mula nakshatra. It is said that Lord Hanuman was born on this day which is a very auspicious one.
Aadya Prasanna Hanuman
Dwitiyo Veera Marutih
Tritiyo Vimshati Bhujah
Chaturtha Pancha Vaktraka
Panchamo Ashtadasha Bhujah Sharanya Sarvadehinaam
Suvarchalaa Pathi Shashtah
Ashtama Kathitashriman Dwatrimshath Bhujamandala
Navamo Vaanarakara Ithyeva Navaroopa Druth
Navavatara Hanuman Pathumaam Sarvadassada
Prasanna Hanuman -
This form was worshipped by Vijaya, a Kshatriya king, to get rid of his bonding. This is a peaceful form with mace in one hand and abhaya mudra in the other. He removes misfortunes, and fulfills all tasks. He blesses the devotee with peace of mind and grants salvation.
kanchanaadri kamaniiya vigraham
paarijaata taru mula vasinam
bhavayaami pavamaan nandanam”
Veera Hanuman -
This is a very powerful form with ‘rajo gunam’ that destroys enemies. The mace is seen on left shoulder and he is ready to crush evil forces. One foot will be in the front signifying he is ready to battle evil forces.
“Chintitardapradam Devam-Santakaram Mahaa Prabhum
Santatam Chintaye Hanumantam Anupamam”
Manojavam Maruta Tulya Vegam -Jitendriyam Budhi Mataam Varistam
Vatatmajam Vanarayudha Mukhyam - Sri Rama Dootam Sirasa Namami”
Vimshati Bhuja Hanuman (20-armed Anjaneya Swamy)-
Lord Brahma and Sapta Rishis feared this powerful form and prostrated before Him. He grants power and energy to his devotees when worshipped.
“Khadgam Khetaka Bhindhivala Parusham Pasa Trisuladruman
Chakram Sankha Gada Phalankusa Sudhakumbhan Halam Parvatam
Tankam Pusthaka Karmu Kahi Dhamarun Yethani Divyayudha
Nevyam vimsitabahubischa dhadhatam hanumath prabhum!“
Panchamukha Hanuman -
This five headed form of the lord has the east-facing hanuman, south facing Narasimha, west facing Garuda, north facing Varaha, and Hayagriva that faces upwards. Hanuman appeared in this form in front of Mother Sita in Ashoka forest. In this form, lord hanuman killed Ahiravana in Pataal and saved Rama and Lakshmana. Protects against black magic, evil spirits and other paranormal activities.
“Vande Vanara Narasimha Khagarat Krodasva Vaktranchitam
Nanalankaranam Tripancha Nayanam Dedipyamanam Rucha
Hasthabjai Rasi Keta Pusthaka Sudha Kumbhaakusadrinhalam
Khatvangam Phani Buruham Dasabhujam Sarvari Garvapaham”
Ashtadasha Bhuja Hanuman (18 arms) -
This form is seen with eighteen weapons in eighteen arms. The great Maha Rishi Durvasa who was not satisfied with powers he got from various mantras prostrated before Lord Hanuman in this form.
“Sakthim Pasam Cha Kuntam Parasu Mapi Halam Tovamaram Khetakam
Sankham Chakram Trisulam Musala Mapi Ghadaam Pattisam Mudgaram
Ghandivam Charma Padmam Dvinava Bhujawaraihi Khadga Ma Pyadadhaniam
Vandeeham Vaayu Sunam Suraripu Madhanam Bhakta Raksha Sudhaksham!
Suvarchala Sahita Hanuman -
Lord Hanuman appears with his consort Suvarchala Devi. He blessed his disciple Dhwajadatta in this form with prosperity.
“Suvarchaladista Vama Bhagam Veerasanandam Kapibrunda Sevyam
Svapaada Mulam Saranam Gathanamabhistapadam Sri Hanumanthameleh”
Chaturbhuja Hanuman (Four-armed Hanuman) -
Lord Hanuman blessed a poor Vedic scholar named Kapila. He has four hands in this form. One with abhaya mudra, second hand showing Varada mudra showering all boons, the third holds a fruit and fourth rests on his consort.
“Ekenabhayadam Parena Varadham – Bhojya Param Chapare
Anyenapi Suvarchala Kuchayugam – Hasthena Sambhibrataha
Karunyamrutha Purnalochana Yugam –Peetambaralankrutam
Ramyam Vayusutam Chatur Bujayutam Dhyaye Hanumath Prabhum”
Dwatrimshath-Bhuja Hanuman (32-armed Virat Hanuman) -
This 32- armed form has 32 weapons in all. Said to be a fierce or ugra form, an ancient king Somadatta worshipped this form and gained back his lost kingdom. This virat form can change his size as and when he likes. Also, we are in Swetha Varaha Kalpa*, and in a Kalpa called Padma, Lord Hanuman took this form in a battle to assist Devas. According to Vedic knowledge, Hanuman is an avatar of many kalpas.
“Khagam Khadvanga Sailadruma Parasu Gadha Pustakam Sankachakre
Pasam Padam Trishulam Hala Musala Ghataan Tankasaktyaksha Malaha
Dandam Va Kunta Charma Chalitha Kuravara Pattisam Chapabanaan
Khetam Mustim Phalam Va Dhamaru Mabhibhaje Bibhratam Vayusunam !
Vanarakara Hanuman -
According to Parasara Samhitha, Lord Hanuman appeared in this form before Galudu, a tribal who was suffering from leprosy and blessed him with good health and moksha. This is also the form that’s docile, seen sitting at the feet of his master Lord Rama.
“Anjananadanam Veeram Janaki Soka Nasanam
Kapisha Aksha Hantaram –Vande Lanka Bhayankaram”
Nava Avatar Hanuman Homam is an effective method for those suffering dosha or malefic effects of planets like Saturn or Mars. It grants inner peace which helps to ensure happiness, good health of you and family. The energy and vibrations of the nine unique forms of Hanuman spread great positivity and allows you to accomplish all tasks with finesse.
Lord Hanuman favors all those who surrender to him unconditionally. He signifies hope and omnipotence. Nava Avatar Hanuman Homam is a powerful prayer that can destroy the enemy and evil forces. The lord eliminates potential risks and threats. He shields the devotee from negativity, accidents, ill-health and chronic diseases. The homam also helps you to achieve success in all endeavors, improve relationships, and avoid conflicts and disputes. It also keeps off doshas and influences of bad planetary combinations that harm your life. It gives nine-fold blessings of the lord for a proper direction in career, and a stable life. It strengthens will power so that you can achieve goals in spite of challenges. It also bestows fame in the field of politics and business.
*Kalpa or aeon is the time period between the creation and recreation of the universe and is said to be around 4, 320 million human years.
Namakkal Hanuman Temple is also called Dakshina Srisailam. It’s about 300 metres away from the famous Narasimha Swamy temple. Standing tall at a height of 18 feet, the sculpture of Namakkal Hanuman is indeed huge. The statue is placed under open sky so that the lord is free to move as and when he pleases. People believe that the statue grows taller year after year. Lord Hanuman is seen in vishwaroopa darshan with his palms joined together in prayer, and is said to have brought the Saligrama stone which turned to a hill. Namakkal Lord Hanuman blesses the devotee with success in marriage and career, child blessings, good health and academic excellence. An offering of vada mala relieves one of ill effects of Saturn and Rahu planets.
Lord hanuman is the great hero of Ramayana. He endows his devotee with Atma Shakti or self-power. He is the son of Vayu or wind god and therefore has incredible strength. Possessing the energized keychain of lord hanuman endows you with great strength, courage and valour. It also helps to strike a fine balance between material ambitions and spiritual pursuit. Using the keychain can open doors to luck and prosperity in abundance. Since it is energized in the ritual, it can also enhance positivity and get rid of all negative energies that try to enter your space.