Celebrating the appearance of Lord Hanuman

Celebrating the appearance of Lord Hanuman

On Tuesday 23rd April, Bhaktivedanta Manor observed Hanuman Jayanti in style.

As with tradition, a new Hanuman flag was hoisted to the top the pole at the front of the Manor building. It is believed to ward off negative energies, keeping the home or temple and its occupants safe from harm. The bright red colour of the flag attracts positive energy and divine blessings.

Then devotees participated in bhajans, kirtans and the Junior Bhaktivedanta Players performed a Hanuman drama.

Hanuman is revered as a divine vanara, and a completely devoted companion of the Lord Rama. Central to the Ramayana, Hanuman is celebrated for his unwavering devotion to Rama and is considered as a divine and empowered personality. He is traditionally believed to be the spiritual offspring of the wind deity Vayu, who is said to have played a significant role in his birth. In some traditions he is regarded to be an incarnation of Shiva.

A junior Bhaktivedanta Player delighted the audience with her performance as Hanuman