When you give serious thought to it, you realize that Lord Hanuman’s death has not been mentioned in any of the Ancient Texts or Epics!
As a result, there is a fast-spreading belief that Lord Hanuman is still alive and well on earth.
Lord Hanuman is still alive –
- While events in the Ramayana took place during the Treta Yuga, events in the Mahabharata occurred during the Dwapar Yuga. The latter has anecdotes describing encounters between Bhima (the second of the Pandavas) and Lord Hanuman. Similarly, Sri Rama’s devotees, such as Swami Ramdas, Swami Tulsidas, Sri Satya Sai Baba, Ramadas Swami and Raghavendra Swami, appeared to have had visits from Lord Hanuman, right from the 13th century to the 17th If this is so, then the Monkey God must have been present throughout all these ages.
- Lord Hanuman’s original place of residence is the Gandamadana Mountain, Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. People believe that the Monkey God appears at the temple dedicated to Him, in order to fulfil the deepest wishes of His faithful devotees.
- Some people claim to have seen His footprints at various places in India. They not only worship these footprints, but also set up temples around them.
- Lord Rama himself commanded his ardent devotee to remain on earth, even while he gave up his own mortal form. Obeying his command, Lord Hanuman began to reside in the jungles.
- While he was resident in Sri Lanka’s jungles on Piduruthalagala (tallest mountain), some tribals came forward to serve Lord Hanuman. Pleased with their devotion, he gave them a special mantra, which would make him visible to them. He further assured them that he would return every 41 years, in order to deliver Atman Gnan to future generations. The tribals still live in the same place, performing Charan Puja to invite the Monkey God during the specified time. The headman even maintains a logbook to record every word uttered by Lord Hanuman during his visits.
- The mantra is available to all, but comes with two conditions attached. While chanting Kaaltantu Kaarecharanti Enar Marishnu, Nirmukter Kaaletwam Amarishnu ((कालतंतु कारेचरन्ति एनर मरिष्णु, निर्मुक्तेर कालेत्वम अमरिष्णु) repeatedly, the chanter should feel a soul connection with Lord Hanuman. This is possible through contemplation and meditation. They should follow the chanting. Secondly, no other human being, who does not feel this connection, may stay within the vicinity, when the chanter is going through this exercise. The distance between the chanter and the onlooker, should be 980 meters.
These things prove that Lord Hanuman is still alive – You may choose to believe or not believe! However, lakhs of devotees of Lord Hanuman are confident that if their ‘thirst’ to have a glimpse of him is genuine, they will be able to see Him.