Hanuman Puja

January 27, 2012 in Books, Hanuman, Spiritual Books-Apps

Hanuman Puja, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Mind is like a monkey, Hanuman is the divine monkey, ever devoted, ever performing loving service, so full of love and faith that nothing remains difficult for him.  Hanuman Puja, the worship of the blessed servant of Lord Ram will fills our monkey minds with divinity. The orthodox system of Hanuman Puja includes complete Pujas for Ganesha, Guru, and Navagraha, as well as Shiva, Durga and Rama. The text includes the Hanuman Chalisa, Bajaranga Bana, Sankata Mochan, Sankshipta Homa, all the offerings and much more, in the original Sanskrit, English transliteration, and translation.

About the Author

Swami Satyananda Saraswati is considered to be one of the foremost Vedic scholars and Sanskrit translators in the West. He is the author of nearly 60 books in nine different languages representing a significant contribution to the understanding of Hinduism and Vedic religious practices.

Swamiji comes from the Dashnami lineage of Adi Shankaracharya, and belongs to the Saraswati tribe of renunciates and scholars who are living the life of a teacher and a knower of wisdom, worshiping with both spiritual knowledge and devotion. His Guru, Swami Amritananda Saraswati, initiated him into the Vedic Knowledge, Sanskrit, and the Chandi Path and sacred fire ceremony as his primary system of spiritual discipline in 1971.

He practiced the recitation of the Chandi Path in the Himalayan snow and in the hot springs of Bakreswar. Through this rigorous penance, he became impervious to the influences of heat and cold. Through his experiences walking the length and breadth of the Himalayas over 15 years, Swamiji fell in love with Sanskrit and became proficient in numerous languages including Bengali and Hindi. Wherever he went he would learn the local systems of worship and inspire those around him to participate. Swamiji’s expertise and experience spans many different religious traditions. His realizations and teachings make him a living example of Ramakrishna’s Gospel, “as many as there are individuals, so many are the paths to God”.

In 1979, Swamiji met Shree Maa when he was performing a vow of worship in a small temple in the interior of West Bengal. They toured India, spreading their divine love and inspiration by performing pujas, homas, and sharing their realizations, and teaching their methods of spiritual practice. In 1984 they came to America and established the Devi Mandir, where he and Shree Maa shine their beacon of light from Napa, California. Today, they share all their resources to give every individual an opportunity to access these spiritual teachings.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Sunstar Publishing (IA) (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1-877795-69-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887472913
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces

Book Reviews of Hanuman Puja

By Vinod Rajpal, Bombay

Sri Ram Jay Ram Jay Jay Ram!! How can we reach the Divine Feet of Sri Ram without Lord Hanuman! How can we get help from Hanuman without praying to Him; without doing His puja! How simple Swami Satyananda has made it for us to do Hanuman Puja with this book. I am grateful to Swamiji for this gift to the entire world.

By Robert Mills, Pittsburgh

So many shlokas and stotrams are there to worship Hanuman – in addition to Hanuman Chalisa, this book also has the Bajranga Bana and the Shankatamochana Hanuman Ashtaka. These and other material in this book add much to my daily worship of Hanuman.

By Christa Bollinger, Salt Lake City

The introduction of this book is so inspiring I am just happy to keep reading it let alone doing the puja. I bow to Lord Hanuman, the divine example of pure devotion. Jai Hanuman! Jai Sri Ram!

By Debasis Gupta, Louisiana

Excellent book for veterans of puja as well as newbies — it has something for everyone. It is organized in modules so you can do as much or as little of the puja as you want.

By Neil Wilson, Connecticut

I have been wanting to learn how to set up a hawan kund and invoke a fire and despite a lot of searching I could not find any straight forward and practical explanation anywhere or from anybody. Then I found this Hanuman Puja book!  It is exactly what I needed and more!!!

By Vashishtha Chatterjee, Purohit,
Adya Pith Temple, Dakshineshwar

Hanuman Puja is thoughtfully written and translated. It is well organized according to our ancient traditions. Swami Satyananda Saraswati sings to Hanuman with such devotion that the temple becomes filled with our dear divine Lord!