Canada day celebrations were extended at Vishnu Mandir to Saturday July 2nd, 2016 when 50 ft golden Lord Hanuman idol was unveiled by Morari Bapu, a great Ramayan 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”.
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. He is the most worshipped deity in India and is 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 Hanumanji brought back news of Mother Sita, telling Hanumanji that he was indebted to him for his service. Hanumanji felt so embarrassed that he fell on Lord Rama’s feet and cried.