Happy 19th Consecration Anniversary
Updated: Jul 5
Jaya Guru Datta! Jaya Veera Hanuman! Jaya Sri Rama!
85 FT. TRINIDAD HANUMAN IS FOR EVERYONE
Why did ParamPoojya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji consecrate the 85ft. Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman here?
Why did He dance with ecstasy at the Consecration on 9th June 2003 ?
He alone knows the secret connection between Hanuman and Trinidad. Both devotees and tourists admire this beautiful, most adorable peaceful Sri Hanuman, as well as the inner one for regular worship in the Hanuman Temple underneath. As we celebrate the 19th Consecration anniversary of Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman in Trinidad, we recall some of the fond memories of its construction. Our Sadguru always reminds us that we need to have implicit faith, obedience and devotion to Sadguru on the path to God. Pujya Sri Appaji was so full of Hanuman bliss, He could not help dancing and jumping, happy knowing that we could turn to Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman for protection, hand on his mace, ready to help all devotees no matter creed nor race, in these difficult times! We could also earn his blessing from his upraised hand, with the same service-minded devotion to him, that he has for Sri Rama.
It was the Sankalpa of Sri Appaji that Sri Hanuman protect this part of the world, and give us courage! Everytime He comes, He energises this Murti and Temple even more! Apart from that, Sri Appaji has always realised from His early visits, that our ancestors brought Hanuman worship in their hearts and minds and would sing his Chalisa if physical worship was not always possible, because of the difficulties they faced! This Hanuman devotion sustained them and helps us now also to overcome all obstacles! So much strength and courage he gives--much needed nowadays! Our Sadguru says, "Don't only say, 'Oh what a beautiful murti.' Experience, go round, pray, sit and meditate, tell your problems. He will heal."
The epitome of sacrifice, expert diligence and devotion----
To ensure the 85ft. Hanuman murti be completed in two years and in accordance with the Shilpa Sastras, Sri Swamiji sent Swami Manasa (deceased) as His instrument. How he sacrificed time, comforts and even health, in his untiring efforts to inspire the construction of Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman! Before the foundation was even laid, daily he would worship Devi for success! Funds came from all corners of Trinidad and abroad, from devotees both rich and poor! Just a small example of his great devotion: While the concrete was being poured for the enormous foundation one night, for five hours he led the continuous chanting of ‘Jaya Veera Hanuman’ and other Hanuman mantras and chants from 9.00pm till 1.00am, with a small procession of devotees chanting along! We are always grateful too for the 14 expert sculptors from India, headed by Thangam Subramaniam Sthapathy, and their hard work and sacrifice of their personal family lives for 2 years to ensure the desired result! May Pujya Sri Appaji bless them.
Hanuman—destroyer of sins
Pujya Sri Bala Swamiji has told us that in Kaliyuga, only devotion to Sri Hanuman brings quick relief. Many devotees can testify to the quick relief of all worldly and spiritual problems or worries, the result of their Purna Phala Puja (coconut) to Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman here. Whether from the latter or through Pradakshinas, through chanting of special mantras, Hanuman Chalisa or offerings-- all kinds of sincere devotion with praises and implicit faith in Trinidad Hanuman quickly destroy our sins, problems and reduce our worries! “Progress will come to this country because of this Hanuman.”(Pujya Sri Appaji)
Datta, Rama and Hanuman are linked….
“With Hanuman’s help, Ida Nadi, Pingala Nadi and Brahma Nadi in Sushumna Nadi, are harmonised…. So Hanuman, our Breath, joins intellect and mind, and with meditation, our body or aranya, the forest, gets rid of the six enemies in it…. Then we get happiness of Sri Rama/Atman! Hanuman is a Navagraha pandit. Praising him helps overcome any troublesome planet…. The way Hanuman spoke to Sri Rama at Pampa River, Sri Rama concluded that he is Shakti Brahma, only Shakti, not ordinary being."
“ Offering all our love and thankful Pranams to the Lotus Feet of our Sadguru Sri Appaji! “
Happy 80th Birthday year, Appaji, from our readers, well wishers, friends and THDM Team!