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Krishna Muth Udupi, Hanuman Shrine

Photos at Hanuman Shrine at the Shri Krishna Muth, Udupi, Karnataka by

Inside the Krishna Muth, Udupi, there are many shrines to different deities. One of the first along the corridor is the Hanuman Shrine. A small group of devotees were singing bhajans there. The light streaking through the door and tall windows lit the singers in a golden hue. I sat inside for a few minutes […]

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Hanumant Devasthan, Bhatkal

pics from the Hanumant Devasthan temple in Bhatkal Karnataka by Arun Shanbhag

In a spotless white dhoti, a white jhabba and a topi covering his pate, my abbu (grandfather) would stride purposefully to his pharmacy store in the Bhatkal (in rural Karnataka) paent every morning. Clutched under his left arm was an old-fashioned, wood handled umbrella, the black fabric faded by the south indian sun. When he […]

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Hanuman Mandir Picket Rd Mumbai

Maruti at the Picket Rd Hanuman Temple pics by Arun Shanbhag

Shree guru charan saroj raj, nija manu mukuru sudhari | Baranau raghubar bimal jasu, jo dayak phal chaari || With the mirror of the mind, cleansed by the dust of the lotus feet of my Guru; (listen) to the unblemished glory of Hanuman, exalted one of the Raghu dynasty, who can bestow the four fruits […]

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Chinmaya Maruti; New Year Greetings 2011

Picture of Hanuman Maruti by Arun Shanbhag

Jai Hanuman Gyan Guna Sagar Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujaagar Glory to Hanuman Limitless ocean of wisdom and virtue, Glory to leader of primates Whose fame lights the three worlds In the New Year! May the gracious Hanuman guide you To overcome weakness, and Use your strength to serve the Divine! Meera, M & A

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Rām Navami: A Tribute to Rām

Frieze of Hanuman paying tribute to Ram, Lakshman & Sita in Hampi by Arun Shanbhag

shri ramachandra charanau manasa smaraami shri ramachandra charanau vachasa gruNaami shri ramachandra charanau SHirasa namaami shri ramachandra charanau SHaranam prapadhyae On Rama’s feet I meditate With words I praise With lowered head I pray At Rama’s feet I seek refuge!