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Hindus mark Hanuman Jayanti
This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on March 31. The event is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Hindu god Hanuman who is known for his courage, power and faithful, selfless service to his Lord Rama.
Hanuman, who is depicted as a ‘Vaanar’ (a being with monkey-like features), is the ideal representation of humility and service to God.
Lord Rama, who Hanuman serves, blessed Hanuman with ‘chiranjeev’ (to live forever or be immortal) and said to him: “As long as my (Lord Rama’s) glory is being spoken of, you shall remain on earth.”
Hence with this belief of Hanuman still traversing the earth, Hindus all over the world worship Lord Hanuman most prominently.
Asked what Hanuman represents and what lessons we ought to learn from the humble Hanuman, Pundit Veda Persad of the Ramjit and Basso Persad Hindu Mandir, St Helena Village, Piarco, stated: “The message is that we have our own lives and we bring karmic values from past lives. What we do in this life, we must do to bring good karmic value.
“Just as Hanumanji was able to serve God in the most righteous way so should we.
“Whatever you do, do it with peace and stay humble. Service to God should be natural for everyone and we should all live that life of humility and purity like
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