Ways to celebrate Hanuman’s birthday, including with Krishna Das

It’s official.

I’ve worked out some work meetings so I can get down to Tim Miller’s for his Hanuman puja on Friday morning, Hanuman’s birthday. (In an attempt to garner sympathy, I’ll note that the puja begins at 6 a.m. and Tim’s is precisely 100 miles from my house.)

But if you can’t join us, there are other ways to celebrate Hanuman. A good one — well, especially if you’re a subscriber to SiriusXM — is via the Krishna Das channel.  Here are some details:

Airs Friday 4/6 and Saturday 4/7 starting at 10 am ET and plays every hour until 8 pm ET. Krishna Das Yoga Radio celebrates one of the most observed Hindu festivals — Hanuman Jayanti. A day to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, Ram’s most ardent and eternal devotee.  Hear specially selected music and stories about Hanuman from Krishna Das every hour.

 “It’s a great honor to be asked by SiriusXM to introduce chanting to a larger audience and people who might not otherwise be exposed to this type of music – music to quiet the mind and open the heart. I am very excited by all the possibilities of Krishna Das Yoga Radio. I hope to do interviews with chanters and teachers and we will keep adding new chants to the playlist. Please keep tuned in. All Love,” said Krishna Das.

Here’s a link to the Krishna Das SiriusXM website.

But, you’re saying to your computer screen, I’m not a subscriber. Well, that’s OK because there’s an offer for a 30-day free online trial right here. I make no promises about how easy it will be to get out after 30 days. But if you’re able to listen to Krishna Das all day at work, why would you want to leave?

Via exoticindiaart.com

If you are a bit leery of free trials (as I am), I bet you could search for a local kirtan session on Friday honoring Hanuman. Here in Los Angeles, Friday night at 9 p.m. there’s a Hanuman Jayanti Kirtan happening at the aptly named Bhatki Yoga Shala. Our friend — and the woman who is helping fix my shoulder and may end up moving on to my knee — Maria Zavala mentioned it to me this morning, as we passed each other outside the shala.

Surely there’s something similar in your neck of the universe?

UPDATE: New Yorkers! I see that Broome St. Temple is hosting a Sri Hanuman Jayanti celebration on Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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