This story on the Hanuman Festival is missing a key detail: Who’s Hanuman

Today is the kickoff of the fifth Hanuman Festival, being held again in Boulder, Colo. So you probably know what that means: Richard Freeman is a key draw: Morning: 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Richard Freeman’s Touching Infinity, for intermediate students. Freeman, of Boulder, is a popular returning instructor to the festival. He has been doing yoga since … Continue reading This story on the Hanuman Festival is missing a key detail: Who’s Hanuman

To start your month, a detailed look at the Hanuman Chalisa

We haven’t tossed a Hanuman Chalisa at you in a while, so it’s time to break that streak. This isn’t new, but, as they say, it’s new to me. Judging by what I read, it dates back to 2006. But as with anything Hanuman-related, it’s timeless: A word-by-word breakdown/translation of the Chalisa: 1. Jaya – … Continue reading To start your month, a detailed look at the Hanuman Chalisa

It’s not Tuesday, but that’s OK: A Hanuman Chalisa with Tim Miller

Just wrapping up my day at work — or seeing how I can avoid practicing, perhaps — and I dug a little deeper than normal on the YouTube video lists and found the following video, which would be perfect for a Tuesday but, well, there’s no time like the present: For those keeping count, that … Continue reading It’s not Tuesday, but that’s OK: A Hanuman Chalisa with Tim Miller

New Krishna Das Hanuman Chalisa: Sundara Chalisa. Get it free

Krishna Das has made a new Hanuman Chalisa available for free download. Link to that is right here. Plus there’s new video: Here’s info about it: This version of Sri Hanuman Chalisa sung by Krishna Das was filmed at the Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat Maui, Hawaii, December 2014. Musicians: Krishna Das (harmonium & … Continue reading New Krishna Das Hanuman Chalisa: Sundara Chalisa. Get it free

This week’s mighty Hanuman movie

I think it’s charming, but it is fairly early here. Perhaps I’m not fully awake: I especially like when Hanuman “surveys the situation” at about 19:22. He’s wise, after all, as well as strong. It’s a good reminder to be watchful of our own situations — on and off the mat, if you want to … Continue reading This week’s mighty Hanuman movie

How about some Hanuman stories

Since we have our proof that Hanuman is still hanging around in India, it seems a timely moment to share some of the stories of his devotional adventures with Ram. You can click here for the link to the full YouTube video set of these, and below is his meeting with Ram: Jai Bajarangbali! Posted … Continue reading How about some Hanuman stories

Hanumanji lives, gets his own India ID card

Great story (posted earlier in a comment on our blog, and now all over the place). From the BBC: Authorities in India are investigating how Hanuman, the monkey god, has been issued a biometric identity card. The card photo features the character from the Hindu epic Ramayana wearing gold and pearl jewellery and a crown. … Continue reading Hanumanji lives, gets his own India ID card