Vanara Gita 55: Hanuman eternally resides on earth.

Our learned seers have already assigned the tasks that should be taken up based on time during the day. This is stipulated in the almanac.

Sun is the visible form of the all-pervading Lord. Non-appearance of the Sun is considered to be an ill-fated day. The famous text Amarkosha states ‘Megha channe ‘ti durdinam’ which means that the day on which the sky is entirely covered with clouds is a very bad day.  No new assignment ought to be begun on such a day. Likewise, Tuesday is generally considered inauspicious for starting any new tasks. Within the Panchanga too, there are many ill-fated and inauspicious times specified, based on the stars (nakshatras), yogam, karanam and tithi (day as per lunar calendar).

Nevertheless, none of these limitations of the almanac apply to those ardent devotees who are eternally engrossed in contemplation about Hanuman. Since they possess a pure intent (suddha sankalpa) they are free to begin any new assignment at any hour. Hanuman remains eternally by their side.

To recapitulate, Golāngūla emphasizes that any limitation regarding time or classifications of auspicious and inauspicious times, do not apply to ardent devotees of Hanuman who are relentlessly engaged in chanting his divine name. Such persons should assess for themselves whether their intent is pure and whether they are constantly engrossed in contemplation about Hanuman or not. Persons with pure intent will eternally be engaged in chanting divine names. Where a person lacks pure intent and is unable to undertake relentless nama japa, he should resort to taking the help of the almanac (panchanga) to choose auspicious times during the day.

The following is the hymn composed by Kumada-

Trātaro bhuvi padāccha mārgāccha rasane tvaya

Hanuman-nirmitā ssanthi janānām hīnatha kutah.

Meaning- Those feet of Hanuman, that are a refuge for all the beings, reside on this earth. Oh tongue, you have with you hymns and other paths that lead towards Hanuman.  Where is the question of deficiency among the people of earth?

The sheer luck of the human beings ensured that Hanuman incarnated on this earth plane. Unlike other incarnations, he does not disappear after the stipulated time. Instead he remains eternally on earth. Earth is his residence; it is his abode. This is his own plane (loka) of existence. The very moment he incarnated on earth, all various types of inauspiciousness that had enveloped this earth were simply washed off. The mountains and the seas also were freed from all inauspiciousness and were rendered pure instantly.

In such a situation, where is the place for fear? Why should anyone entertain feelings of aversion towards earth? Amongst the innumerable planes of existence in this creation, we have been born on this plane called earth, where Hanuman has incarnated. The luck is not just in being born here on earth, but also in the fact that we possess the required consciousness while on this plane. Isn’t this our greatest fortune? In such situation, when we continuously undertake Hanuman nama japa, where is the need to agonize about inauspicious and auspicious happenings?


Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

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