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Hanuman Mantra: A Chant for Joy, Agility and Strength

Hanuman is the monkey-god, hero of epics and stories in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In Hinduism, Hanuman is the ardent devotee of Lord Rama, and central to the epic poem Ramayana. Hanuman is sometimes depicted as the patron of martial arts, wrestling, and acrobatics. He is also the patron of meditation and scholarship.

Hanuman Hindu Monkey God

Meaning of the Hanuman Mantra

Hanuman is a joyful figure, blessed with both agility and strength. There are many mantras and hymns to Hanuman. The mantra to Hanuman in this video is “Hanuman Jaya Ram, Jaya Sita Ram.” This simply means “Victory to Hanuman, Ram and Sita!” 

The Powers of Hanuman

Hanuman possesses many superhuman powers. For example, he cannot be killed with lightning or drowned or harmed by fire. The name “Hanuman” combines the Sanskrit words “han” meaning killed or destroyed and “maana” meaning pride. According to this interpretation, Hanuman’s name means “one whose pride was destroyed.” Hanuman’s superhuman powers include the following:

  • cannot be killed with any weapon in war
  • power to induce fear in enemies
  • power to destroy fear in friends
  • cannot be harmed by the Vajra weapon (lightning)
  • cannot be drowned (protection from water)
  • cannot be harmed by fire (Agni)
  • is not attracted to women
  • can make himself as small or as large as he wants
  • cannot be killed (longevity and immortal life)
  • will always be happy and content

Hanuman possesses many superhuman powers. For example, he cannot be killed with lightning or drowned or harmed by fire. The name “Hanuman” combines the Sanskrit words “han” meaning killed or destroyed and “maana” meaning pride. According to this interpretation, Hanuman’s name means “one whose pride was destroyed.” Hanuman’s superhuman powers include the following:

Hanuman Yantra Meaning

Hanuman Yantra Symbolism & Geometry

The basic form of the Hanuman yantra is a square with four gates. This is a standard form for most yantras. The square represents the four cardinal directions. A square also symbolizes the foundation or base of the material world. The numerical equivalent, of course, is four. Every aspect of this yantra has symbolic meaning. Learn more in our article about the symbolism of the Hanuman Yantra.

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Hanuman Mantra Article Summary

Hanuman is a joyful figure, blessed with both agility and strength. There are many mantras and hymns to Hanuman. The mantra to Hanuman in this video is “Hanuman Jaya Ram, Jaya Sita Ram.” This simply means “Victory to Hanuman, Ram and Sita!” Learn more about Hanuman’s mythology and superpowers and listen to a Hanuman mantra!