hanuman yagna 2017

 

FROM PLANNING TO UNVEILING OF 50 FT MANGAL MURTI HANUMAN
(THE TALLEST HINDU STATUE IN NORTH AMERICA)

Canada day celebrations on July 1st, 2016,were extended at Vishnu Mandir to Saturday July 2nd when 50 ft golden Hanuman Murti was unveiled by Morari Bapu, a Hindu Saint and preacher from India. Over 2500 devotees came from all over Ontario to become part of the historical event for all North American Hindus. Lord Hanuman statue is the tallest in North America. “Lord Hanuman is the symbol of strong Will Power in a man.”. The Vishnu Mandir stands proudly in Richmond Hill at the North entrance of Metro Toronto. This temple radiates spiritual power and aesthetic gracefulness for devotees. Hundreds of world famous Hindu saints, scholars and great artists have visited this institution. Temple motto is that “we nurture families from cradle to golden years”. Vishnu Mandir was established in 1979 by Dr. Budhendra Doobay, cardiologist and heart surgeon and recipient of Order of Ontario, along with a very dedicated team of volunteers.

Dr Doobay explained that how the idea of installing 50 ft Hanuman ji statue came about. Hanuman ji statue was favoured as he represents great qualities. Hanuman ji is the most worshipped deity in India and is the great representative of dharma. He teaches us three things – 1) we must serve, which he demonstrated in his service to Lord Rama very well, 2) Constantly sing the glories of God, and 3) be humble always. When lord Rama praised Hanuman after Hanuman ji brought back news of Mother Sita, telling Hanuman ji that He was indebted to him for his service. Hanuman ji felt so embarrassed that he fell on Lord Rama’s feet and cried.

As temple was debating the cost of this project to install the 50’ high Hanuman ji, a family came forward in 2013 saying they will pick up the cost of entire project. And true to their word they picked up the entire cost of this mammoth project together with the management and overseeing of the installation. This project has cost about C$250,000.

A construction Company Maturam Art Centre, in India was chosen after much research to execute the project. Maturam Art Centre have designed & developed several iconic sculptures worldwide. Mr Naresh Kumar Verma, head of the company, finalized the concept and position of Lord Hanuman and visited Vishnu Mandir site in 2014. Naresh ji was taken to Morari Bapu in India to choose this pose of Hanuman ji. The standing position and golden colour was approved by Morari Bapu. In view of the extreme weather conditions in Toronto, the construction material used is special fibre glass with a patented technology of layering fibre glass with special metal which can withstand the fluctuating temperatures from -70 degree to +70 degrees Centigrade. The life expectancy of such a structure is over 200 years. It took about six months to build it and was shipped to Canada around March 2015. Naresh Kumar arrived at Vishnu Mandir June 2016 and with the help of local experts, assembled the structure in three weeks. On July 2nd this divine statue was unveiled by Morari Bapu. The donating family dedicated Hanuman ji statue to all North Americans. We hope this will become a pilgrimage place for all visitors coming to Toronto from all part of the world.

Two days ceremony preceding the installation was attended by hundreds of devotees. Kalash Puja and other sthapana rituals were performed by temple Vedic priests. 108 chanting of Hanuman Chalisa were also done.

The day of the inauguration started with Havan where ‘Aum’ manifested itself. Abhishek to Hanuman ji was done by Bapu standing in the basket of a cherry picker (Genie). He addressed the gathering of over 2500 devotees who came from all over Ontario. He explained that by bringing our deities outdoor symbolizes the celebration/exuberance of life and our culture beyond barriers. Devotees heard a very inspiring speech. Everyone was served preeti bhoj after the program. A revolving and lighted ‘AUM” was also installed on the roof of the temple.
One of the plaques on the pedestal states that “Lord Hanuman overcame the natural inclination of the mind to wander in a meaningless way. He is in complete control of all his senses. There’s no quick, easy way to achieve a calm mind. And Hanuman ji mastered his mind through meditation practices and great concentration on the Divine”.
We pray that Lord Hanuman will protect all of us, city of Toronto, Country of Canada and also the whole world. Future project is to install 15 ft Lord Rama’s statue in front of Mangal Murti Hanuman temple. If anyone would like to contribute to Lord Rama’s Murti project, please contact Temple executives. All donations are tax deductible in Canada.

કેનેડામાં છે હનુમાનજીની સૌથી ઊંચી પ્રતિમા, મોરારિબાપુના હસ્તે થયું’તું અનાવરણ

divyabhaskar.com | Apr 06, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

  • 2 જુલાઈ, 2016ના રોજ મોરારિબાપુના હસ્તે થયુ હતું પ્રતિમાનું અનાવરણ
કેનેડાઃટોરોન્ટોની રીચમન્ડ સ્ટ્રીટમાં આવેલા ભવ્ય અને પ્રતિષ્ઠિત વિષ્ણુ મંદિરના પરિસરમાં રામ ભક્ત હનુમાનજીની વિરાટ પ્રતિમા મૂકવામાં આવી છે. જેનું અનાવરણ ગત વર્ષે રામકથાકાર પૂજ્ય મોરારિબાપુ દ્વારા કરવામાં આવ્યું હતું. વિષ્ણુ મંદિરના વિશાળ પરિસરમાં મૂકવામાં આવેલા આ પ્રતિમાં 50 ફૂટ ઊંચી છે.
સાડા ત્રણ દાયકાથી ચાલે છે ધાર્મિક પ્રવૃત્તિઓ
રીચમન્ડ સ્ટ્રીટમાં આવેલા વિષ્ણુ મંદિરમાં સાડા ત્રણ દાયકાથી ધાર્મિક પ્રવૃત્તિઓ, પૂજા-અર્ચના અવિરતપણે ચાલુ છે. હનુમાનજીની પ્રતિમાનું અનાવરણ કર્યા બાદ પૂજ્ય બાપુએ જણાવ્યું હતું કે, હનુમાનજીની પ્રતિમામાં ત્રણ બાબત મહત્વની છે, તેમના ચરણોમાં વંદન કરીએ છીએ કારણ કે, તેઓ પોતે પણ રામને સમર્પિત છે. બીજું કે તેમના હૃદયને વંદન કરીએ કારણ કે તેમાં રામ બિરાજે છે અને ત્રીજું તેમનું મુખારવિંદ–તેમની જીભ ઉપર પણ રામ મંત્ર છે અને મુખમાં પ્રભુની મુદ્રિકા છે. હનુમાનજીને આ રીતે ભજવામાં આવે તો આપણો આંતરિક વિકાસ અને વિશ્રામ બન્ને શક્ય બને છે.
કોણે કર્યું પ્રતિમાનું નિર્માણ?
2 જુલાઈ, 2016ના રોજ પૂ. મોરારિબાપુએ હનુમાનજીના ચરણોમાં વંદન કરીને હાઇડ્રોલિક લિફ્ટમાં 50 ફૂટ ઊંચે સુધી જઈ હનુમાનજીને વંદન કરી અભિષેક કર્યો હતો. તેમજ હનુમાન ચાલીસા, શ્રી રામ-જય રામના ઉદ્દઘોષથી મંદિરનું આખું પરિસર પાવન થઈ ગયું હતું. આ પ્રસંગે ગુજરાતી ઉપરાંત અન્ય પ્રાંતના લોકો પણ આ સમારોહમાં હાજર રહ્યા હતા. ઉલ્લેખનીય છે કે, હનુમાનજીની આ પ્રતિમા ચંદ્રકાન્ત લોઢિયા અને ભુલેશ લોઢીયાના પરિવારે વિષ્ણુ મંદિરને અર્પણ કરી છે. જ્યારે પ્રતિમાનું નિર્માણકાર્ય નરેશકુમાર કુમાવત દ્વારા કરવામાં આવ્યું છે.
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HIGHEST STATUE IN CANADA OF HANUMANJI

VISHNU MANDIR IS LOCATED AT 8640 YONGE STREET, RICHMOND HILL, CANADA. THE WHOLE CAMPUS IS ELEGANT AND IS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS TEMPLE IN CANADA. A 50′ HANUMAN JI STATUE HAS BEEN PLACED AT THIS LOCATION AND WHICH WAS UNVEILED ON SAT JULY 2ND, 2016 BY THE REVERED RAM KATHAKAR SHRI MORARIBAPU. THE STATUE OF HANUMANJI IS 50 FEET HIGH, INSTALLED ON THE HUGE TEMPLE COMPLEX.

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES ARE GOING ON FOR THREE DECADES AND A HALF

RICHMOND STREET VISHNU TEMPLE HAS BEEN CONDUCTING THE RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THREE AND A HALF DECADES.  AFTER THE UNVEILING OF THE STATUE OF HANUMAN PUJYA BAPU SAID THAT THREE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT.  FIRST  LET US WORSHIP AT HIS FEET SINCE HANUNANJI HIMSELF HAS DEDICATED THESE TO PROVIDE SEVA TO  LORD RAM. SECONDLY, WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS TO HANUMANJI’S HEART IN WHICH RAM RESIDES, AND THIRDLY, WE WORSHIP HANUMANJI’S DIVINE FACIAL FEATURES BECAUSE HE IS CONSTANTLY RECITING LORD RAM’S NAME AND ALSO CARRIED LORD’S ‘MUNDRIKA’ – RING .

WHO BUILT THE STATUE?

ON SAT JULY 2ND, 2016 MORARI BAPU, AFTER OFFERING REVERANCE TO THE FEET OF HANUMANJI, BOARDED A HYDRAULIC LIFT TO PERFORM ABHISHEK 50 FEET HIGH.  BAPU THEREAFTER CHANTED  HANUMAN CHALISA AND SHRI RAM JAI RAM DHOONS, BLESSING THE CONGREGATION AND VISHNU MANDIR.   MANY OTHER DEVOTEES FROM OTHER REGIONS OF CANADA WERE ALSO PRESENT AT THIS  CEREMONY.  THE STATUE OF HANUMANJI IS DEDICATED TO VISHNU MANDIR DEVOTEES AND WAS DONATED BY THE LODHIA FAMILY.  THE STATUE WAS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN INDIA BYSHRI NARESH KUMAR KUMAWAT OF MATU RAM ARTS CENTER, GURGAON, INDIA .

hanuman ji collage