Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hanuman Sahasranamavali Audio


Lord Hanuman represents fearlessness, strength, loyalty and power over enemies who destroy peace and well being. One of the main benefits that one receives by propitiating Sri Hanuman is the getting back of things lost. One might know that Sri Sita Devi was re-joined with Sri Rama because of the tremendous efforts of Sri Hanuman. The lost object that rightfully belongs to the owner, ( it may not even be an object ) could be anything, including good health that has been lost or peace of mind or even a physical object. A personal case involves losing the Thiru Naamam box – being Iyengars, we have a Thiru Namam box at the house which is used to form the Thiru Naamam symbol on the forehead ( also called Sri Churnam ) – upon propitiating Sri Hanuman, the box was found. An older acquaintance once informed of a child that was lost in Calcutta, and after worshipping Sri Hanuman, the child was found and restored to the parents. Of course, Sri Hanuman bestows physical strength when needed most ( several personal experiences ) and well being and a renewed sense of loyalty. The learned ones say that those who have Shani Dasai should worship Sri Hanuman regularly.
The Sri Hanuman Sahasranamavali in audio form is rare to be found – the Sahasranama Stotram is more common; as mentioned in a previous post, the difference between the two can be likened to garland of roses tied by a string in the Stotram versus a bunch of roses not tied by a string in the Namavali – in either case, they are roses and are beautiful and fragrant. Thus far during Hanuman Sahasranama Homams done at home, the Sahasranama strotram has been used; but it is felt that the Sahasranamavali format is more powerful during homams because of the increased number of ahutis – note that every name or quality gets an ahuti in the latter whereas every couplet comprising several names and qualities at a time gets one ahuti during the former.

The desire to recite this Sri Hanuman Sahasranamavali came in the mind, since a decision was made to go to the ParaShakthi Temple in Detroit, Michigan to attend the Sri Hanuman Punar Prathishtapana on the 16th and 17th of December 2016 and this would be a preliminary offering of love to Sri Hanuman.
This is a very powerful hymn of Lord Hanuman and in order to get the maximum physical effect and “feeling”, one is STRONGLY recommended to put on headphones and listen with the volume level fairly high – as opposed to hearing through computer or car speakers or on low volume. One might note that in this recitation, the rhythm followed is 20 names/qualities on high pitch followed by 20 names/qualities on low pitch. One might find that many of the words in this hymn are somewhat difficult to pronounce; but with some effort they will become easy. There are some missing words in the printed lyrics source given below – the corrections are given at the end. The audio is correct.  

This is a long hymn. 26 MB
And now the audio: 28 minutes 6 seconds long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 26 MEGABYTES, YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN LISTEN. On mobile devices and some computers, you may get the message -- This file is too large for Google to scan, download anyway? -- You will have to answer "YES" and then listen after download. On some computers, when you hit the play button, if nothing seems to happen, click the Download arrow at the top, click download anyway and then listen. Sorry for the inconvenience -- but this is a big file and praise to Sri Hanuman -- His Grace is magnificent !

The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :

In the printed lyrics, Add the following:
After 498, add Om Netyaaya Namaha, Om Neteetyaya Namaha, Om Gamyaaya Namaha, Om Vaikunthabhajanapriyaaya Namaha.

After the new 518, add Om Yajamaanaaya Namaha, Om Paavakaaya Namaha, Om Pitharastataaya Namaha, Om Shradhdhaaya Namaha and then proceed forward with Om Budhdhyai Namaha, Om Kshamaayai Namaha, etc.

Om Sri Hanumathe Namaha !