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Hanuman Jayanti

Today, it's Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Hanuman. I have been always fascinated by Him; mostly because of his strength, looks and his fearless nature. Also, as a child, when we used to fear dark nights we were told to recite his name. I also learnt Hanuman Chalisa by heart and the Hanuman Chalisa sung by Gulshan Kumar of T-series was played by me innumerable times. Those were the days of cassette player. I played the cassette almost everyday before going to school. In between some years while still in school, we also used to frequent His temple on Saturdays on Station Road, Bharuch. Sometimes we also visited Gumandev temple near Bharuch. Occasionally I also observed fasts on Saturdays. On one such Hanuman Jayanti in the year 2000, I went to Vartej alone in bus for the first time.

Many many happy returns of the day Hanumanji. May you guide us, bless us and give us strength to overcome the obstacles of life.

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