By performing worship of the servant of the Lord, we train our mind to serve, and our heart to focus exclusively and unconditionally on Divine Love. Because the mind is like a monkey, jumping and skipping along with incessant chatters, our minds have to be tamed by devotional meditation. Who better to emulate than Sri Hanuman, the Divine Monkey, who is ever devoted to the loving service of Sri Rama. Hanuman’s name, character and fame have become the symbol of pure devotion—whoever will worship Hanuman with this puja system will become filled with devotion and the joy of pure selfless service.
Hanuman Puja Class 1
Introduction and Beginning Worship
This video class begins the explanation of the worship of Lord Hanuman. Contained with it are an introduction to Lord Hanuman and the beginning sections of his puja such as Devata Pranam, Acamana, and other purifications practices which come before the sankapla (resolve) to do the puja. Devata Pranam means bowing down to all the Divinities and Achamana is the cleansing of the mouth and the hands with Awareness. This video shows the various purifications and mantras chanted prior to beginning the puja. All the mantras are chanted in Sanskrit and then translated and explained in English.
Hanuman Puja Class 2
Sankalpa, Ganesa Gayatri, Punya Havachana, Svasti Vachana, Bhava Sagara
A sankalpa is the vow to perform any sadhana for a definite purpose. This video class demonstrates how to make the vow to perform the Hanuman puja, as well as how to invoke Ganesha, who is worshiped at the beginning of all pujas, and how to make the proclamation of the merits and eternal blessings of the puja, the Punya Havachana and Svasti Vachana. How to remember and worship the Guru, which is a part of this system of Hanuman Puja, is also shown in this class. All the mantras are chanted in Sanskrit and then translated and explained in English.
Hanuman Puja Class 3
Samanyarghya, Puspa Suddhi, Kara Suddhi
This video class shows how to create the samanyarghya, a vessel of purified water, and how to perform puspa suddhi, purification of the flowers used for worship, as well as kara suddhi, purification of the hands. Then the system for establishing the pot, kalasha sthapana, is demonstrated and discussed. The Sanskrit mantras for kalasha sthapana are given along with their translation.
Hanuman Puja Class 4
Questions and Answers
This is a series of questions and answers with Swami Satyananda Saraswati about what has gone on in the Hanuman Puja in the previous video classes as well as worship in general.
Hanuman Puja Class 5
Sthiri Karana and Prana Pratishtha
Sthiri Karana is the establishment of stillness and Prana Pratishtha is the establishment of life. This video demonstrates how to establish life and stillness in the pot. After establishing life a short puja to Shiva is shown as this system of worship for Hanuman includes the Pancha Devata Puja, worship of the five primary deities. The Sanskrit mantras for establishing stillness and life are given along with their translation and meaning.
Hanuman Puja Class 6
Worship of Siva, the 9 Forms of Durga and Vishnu
This class demonstrates a short Durga puja and Vishnu puja as well as the recitation and explanation of Argala Stotram, The Praise Which Unfastens the Bolt. Durga is the Reliever of Difficulties and Vishnu is the Consciousness Which Pervades all. They are both a part of the Pancha Devata Puja which is a part of this complete Hanuman Puja. The Sanskrit mantras as well as their English translation are given.
Hanuman Puja Class 7
Hanumana Chalisa and Atha Bajranga Bana
The Hanumana Chalisa is a song of the adventures of Hanuman and the Bajranga Bana is a stotram to Hanuman meaning the Arrow of the Very Strong. Both are delightful chants in praise of Hanuman and his glorious deeds. The video class shows both the Sanskrit recitation and English translation and explanation of these chants.
Hanuman Puja Class 8
The Eight Verses in Praise of Hanuman, the Establishment of the Flag, and Food Offering
This video class shows and explains the famous Samkatamochan Hanuman Ashtakam, the Eight Verses in Praise of Hanuman, the Reliever of all Difficulties. The class also demonstrates how to establish the flag and the offerings that accompany it. Another Sankalpa is also made in this video for the establishment of the flag and performance of homa, a fire ceremony. The mantras for these practices are chanted in Sanskrit and then translated into English.
Hanuman Puja Class 9
Homa, Sacred Fire Ceremony and Visarjana Mudra Tilak
Homa is a Sacred Fire Ceremony. The homa demonstrated in this video class is a beginner’s homa which is relatively short in length. It contains complete instructions for performing a short homa as well as the Purnahuti and Visarjana, taking the divine energy back to the unmanifest. The Sanskrit mantras of these practices are chanted in the class and then translated and explained in English.
Hanuman Puja Class 10
Homa Questions and Answers, 9 Planets, Hanuman Arati and Closing Prayers
The Nava Graha Puja is the worship of the 9 planets which is shown in this video class as they are also part of the Pancha Devata Puja included in this system of worship. The chanting and explanation of the Hanuman Arati and closing prayers of the puja are also demonstrated. These mantras are chanted and then translated and explained. There is also a series of questions and answers from devotees in this video class related to puja and homa.