The Aug edition of the monthly Hanuman Chalisa Satsang was organized on 28th – the last Sunday of the month. As ususal the Satsang program started with lovely spirited bhajans by the Das Bagichi Bhajan Mandali. Later when Poojya Guruji came on the Vyasa Peetha, he was welcomed by Sh Sunil Kumar Oza, and later everyone chanted Hanuman Chalisa, and lead by Poojya Guruji everyone did Ram-Naam Sankirtan, and then started the main pravachan. Poojya Guruji started & also concluded his pravachan of the 11th chaupayi – लाय सजीवनि लखन जियाये। श्री रघुवीर हरष उर लाए ।।
Poojya Guruji first briefly summarized his last discourse (10th chaupayi), and then started the discourse on the next one. Hanumanji represents a completely evolved & wise man – blessed with a holistic personality. Very strong body, a very sensitive heart and also a very sharp intellect – capable of handling any situation in life at the spur of the moment. Such people never wish & pray to change the situations but take is as an opportunity – to further the cause of Ishwar. This proficiency of handling various challenging situations so intelligently & dexterously is being sung here by Goswami Tulsidasji. In the next chaupayi another almost impossible situation is being mentioned in which only Hanumanji could & did act. That was the life-saving chapter of Lakshmanji – the younger brother of Bhagwan Sri Ram.
Ravana was fast losing the battle with Ramji in his own home turf. Now a terrible news came about the fall of Kumbhakarana. This was extremely shocking for Ravana and also for his Army & people. It was a great morale booster for Ramji’s forces. So Ravana planned to target Lakshman first. For that he deputed his celebrated son Indrajit Meghnad. The mission was to use any weapon or strategy to kill Lakshman. When Meghnad went to the battlefront the next day, a very fierce battle ensued. When all his weapons were proving to be fruitless, he decided to use his special weapon of Shakti on Lakshmanji, and then finally Lakshmanji fell – unconscious. There was celebrations in Ravana’s camp, and they planned to take the body of Lakshman to Ravana. However, inspite of all their efforts, they could not even move the body, and at that time Hanumanji suddenly appeared and flew away with the body of Lakshmanji to his camp. Ramji was terribly shocked with this development and in his profound grief, he even decided to end his life. Vibhashan coaxed him and told him that as the pulse of Lakshman was still there, so he should not give up hope, but try to revive him at the earliest. He told Ramji about a great physician in Lanka, Sushena Vaidya, who could revive & cure just anything & anyone. Hanumanji was given the task of getting him at the earliest. Hanumanji went to Lanka, and requested the celebrated physician to come urgently. When Hanumanji saw that Sushena was showing some reservations of trying to cure an enemy person, then Hanumanji lifted the Vaidya along with his house and brought him to his camp. On seeing Vibhishan there all his reservations vanished and he got to his job. Even though all his medicines were also there with him, as his whole house had been brought, but he said that there is hope for Lakshman if he could be given Sanjeevani booti before sunrise tomorrow morning. He said that this booti was only available on a particular mountain in the Himalayas, and that was Dronagiri. Sugreeva knew that again it was Hanumanji alone who could get this work done, and asked him to go. Sushena Vaidya told Hanumanji of the special characteristics of the herb and he left immediately.
In the meantime Ravana came to know about this development, and asked a Rakshasa called Kalnemi (Ravana’s chacha) to go and obstruct the way of Hanumanji. His mission was clear, just delay Hanumanji. Kalnemi took the form of a tapasvi and was seen doing Bhajan of Ramji. As Hanumanji was very thirsty he stopped at his Ashram, and initially believed the false sage, and went to the river to take a dip, there a crocodile came and a fight ensued in which it was killed, and out of that killed crocodile appeared a dev-kanya. She told him that she was earlier cursed to take up the form of a crocodile and she was told that it will be Hanumanji who will liberate her from that curse. She thanked Hanumanji and told him a secret that this sage is in fact Kalnemi Rakshasa, and has taken this form to kill him with deception. Hanumanji thanked the kanya, and then went to Kapati-Muni and immediately killed him, and threw him far off to Lanka.
Hanumanji continued his journey and reached Dronagiri, and as he could not identify the herbs, and lifted the whole mountain and took it with him. Everyone was desperately waiting for him and he arrived just in time for Sushena Viadya to get the herb and save the life of Lakshman. Ramji was highly elated & obliged to all what Hanumanji had done.
In the end there was sankirtan, aarti and prasad.
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