Lord Hanuman was a supremely intelligent being belonging to the Vanara race. He is one of the eight immortals mentioned in ancient history. He lives in the minds of devotees to this day for his unflinching dedication and loyalty to Lord Rama. Lord Hanuman is one of the few characters who make an appearance in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Vanara race he belonged to is one of the many races belonging to different species mentioned in the ancient texts, which has since suffered regressive evolution over thousands of years.

In today’s pop culture Lord Hanuman is more popularly – and detrimentally – referred to as the ‘Monkey God’. But Lord Hanuman is more than a mere monkey. He is a Vanara, a far superior being, whose skill and valor ensured the victory of Lord Ram and that of Dharma against the evil forces of King Ravana. Lord Hanuman is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. In the epic Ramayana, Lord Hanuman stands tall as the epitome of bravery, honesty, devotion, loyalty, and valor of the highest order. He symbolizes strength and self-confidence. It is believed Lord Hanuman still lives among us. Worship of Lord Hanuman and chanting Hanuman Mantras can protect a person from evil forces, health-related issues, and the ill effects of Saturn.

The Ideal way to chant Lord Hanuman Mantras

It is said that when Lord Hanuman met Goddess Sita, who was being held hostage in the palace of King Ravana as a messenger on behalf of Lord Rama, this happened on the day ruled by Mars, which is Tuesday. Chanting Hanuman Mantra on a Tuesday brings the devotee blessings of both Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita. As such, a person is free to chant Hanuman Mantra anytime, anywhere. But there are some special occasions and days during which chanting the mantra will get the person the best results.

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Chanting Hanuman Mantra is suitable for success and carrying out tasks. Shukla Paksha Tuesdays and Saturdays are the preferred days for chanting the mantras. If one is chanting daily, then Brahma Muhurta (4 a.m.) is the best time in the day to chant the mantras. If the mantras are being chanted with a specific objective in mind, then one should sit facing north. If the mantras are being chanted for general well-being, then one should sit facing the east. While chanting, it is preferred to sit on a red velvet cloth; avoid sitting directly on the floor.

While chanting the mantra, an idol or picture of Lord Hanuman should be kept on a platform of some kind. A Diya had to be kept lit in front of it, along with an incense stick. Food materials like Jaggery, Ghee, Wheat Flour, Chapati, or fruits like Mango and Apple are given as offerings to Lord Hanuman during the chanting. Recite the mantras for 11, 21, 51, or 108 times.

Benefits of chanting Lord Hanuman Mantras

Lord Hanuman symbolizes strength, resilience, and lack of ego. Chanting Hanuman Mantras bestows the same kind of qualities on the person. Regular chanting of the Hanuman Mantra helps the person overcome challenges and be successful in life. The negative or evil forces will not be able to affect such a person. It also helps in conquering unfavorable health conditions. Chanting Hanuman Mantra gives one positive energy to overcome problems in life. It gives you the strength to fight even when the situation becomes truly dire. One can get rid of marital issues and eliminate planetary doshas from life.

Chanting Hanuman Mantra also helps the person to overcome career-related problems. Worshipping Lord Hanuman at the time of Shani Dasa is beneficial as the malefic effect of Sade Sani gets reduced by it. Chanting Hanuman Mantras helps one become active and energetic in life and infuses confidence in them. There are different mantras for different occasions, each serving a different purpose.

Lord Hanuman Mantras

Anjaneya Mantra

Om Shree Vajradehaya Ramabhakthaya Vayuputhraya Namosthuthe   

This is one of the most powerful Hanuman mantras. It is beneficial to all devotees. Chanting this mantra brings them success in life. It will help one overcome problems in career and professional life. It helps students to be more attentive in class and achieve success in academic subjects. Ideally, the Anjaneya Mantra should be chanted 11 times on Thursday mornings for best results. 

Hanuman Moola Mantra

Om Hanumate Namah 

Chanting Hanuman Moola Mantra will help one overcome life issues. It means – ‘I bow to the son of the Vayu and the beloved devotee of Sri Rama.’ Hanuman Moola Mantra is the most effective among all Hanuman Mantras. It is a powerful mantra often suggested to devotees who face multiple and constant obstacles in their life. Reciting this mantra gives them physical strength, power, and stamina.

Hanuman Beej Mantra

Aum Aeem Bhreem Hanumate

Shree Ram Dootaaya Namaha  

This mantra means ‘I bow in front of Lord Hanuman, who is the greatest server and messenger of the Lord Sri Rama’. Chanting this mantra is the most powerful way to gain the blessings of Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita. By chanting it, one will always be filled with positive energy.

  Panchmukhi Hanuman Mantra

Panchasyachutamaneka vichitra veeryam

Sri shanka chakra ramaniya bhujagra desam|

Peethambaram makara kundala noopurangam

Dhyayethitam kapivaram hruthi bhvayami

Panchamukhi Hanuman refers to the five faces of Hanuman. Four of them face the four directions, while the fifth face is skywards. The East facing Hanuman grants purity of mind and success. The Narasimha face to the South grants victory and fearlessness. The West facing Garuda removes black magic and poisons. The North facing Varaha showers prosperity and wealth. The Hayagriva face in Sky gives knowledge. The Panchmukhi Hanuman Mantra helps to alleviate troubles and keep evil forces away. 

                 Secret Mantra of Hanuman

Om Namo Bhagvate Aanjaneyaay Mahaabalaay Swaahaa

Reciting this mantra at least 21000 times will help the person get rid of evil spirits, health-related issues, and other disturbances and obstacles in life.

Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam

Jitendriyam Buddhimataam Varistham

Vaataatmajam Vaanarayoothmukhyam

Sriramdootam Sharanam Prapadhye

‘I take refuse to that messenger of Sri Rama who is swift as the mind and fast as the wind, who is the master of the senses, and honored for his excellent intelligence, learning, and wisdom, who is the son of the wind god and chief among the Vanaras 

 

Yathra Yathra Raghunatha Keerthanam

Thathra Thathra Kruthamastha Kanjalem

Pashpavari Paripurna Lochanam

Maruthim Namatha Rakshasanthagam

‘Sri Maruthi (son of wind god), the terror to demons (rakshasas) is present wherever praise of Sri Rama is sung, with joyous tears in his eyes and folded hands over his head. To him, we offer our salutation.’

When Sri Rama asked Hanuman whether he wished to enter Vaikunta after the purpose of Lord Rama’s birth was completed, Hanuman replied he wished to stay back on Earth and listen to the glories of Sri Rama sung by his devotees. Lord Hanuman takes great delight in listening to chanting Sri Rama’s name. Therefore chanting the name of Lord Rama, along with the Hanuman mantra, bestows added blessings on the devotees.

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Tvamasmin Karyaniryoge Pramanam Harisattama!

Hanuman Yatnamasthaya duhkhaksaya karo bhava

‘O Hanuman, you are the greatest example of accomplishing difficult tasks. Please take control of my efforts and protect me from sorrows and problems.’

The Hanuman Karya Siddhi Mantra is to be recited 11 times a day for success and happiness in life. For accomplishing extraordinary tasks or overcoming serious problems of life, chanting this mantra 108 times or 11 times for 40 days is recommended. 

How To Chant Hanuman Mantras Effectively

Be clear and precise while chanting a mantra. Wrong pronunciation of the words in a mantra can do much harm. Seek an elder’s help if you’re confused about how to pronounce a particular word. Each Hanuman Mantra needs to be chanted several times before it starts showing its positive effect on your body. So, be consistent with reciting and do not break focus by gathering doubts over the efficacy of the mantras. Use a Bead or a Rudraksha mala while chanting Lord Hanuman mantras. It improves your concentration and helps you remember the number of rounds you have completed while chanting the mantra.

Keep your eyes closed for better focus and feel the vibrations of the particular mantra throughout your body. Chanting with closed eyes also helps you relax faster and brings your body into a trance state. Visualize the face of Lord Hanuman while reciting the mantras. Doing so will instantly connect with him, and you will start feeling his presence around you.  This works best when you are not in a temple but are praying right from your humble abode.

Designate a separate place in your home for chanting the mantras. Ideally, it should face the sun and should be open. Do not change your chanting place regularly, as keeping a dedicated space will help spark clarity, focus, and positivity as soon as you enter the space.

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