Anjana is the mother of Lord Hanuman and lived during the Treta Yuga. According to ancient legend, Anjana in her previous birth was a celestial dancer in the heaven, and due to a curse, she was born on earth as a pious Vanara lady and married Kesari, a Vanara king. Vayu Bhagawan, the wind god, carried the spiritual powers of Lord Shiva to Anjana’s womb, and thus Hanuman was born as an avatar of Lord Shiva. The Anjaneyadri hill in Karnataka is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.
In Himachal Pradesh, Goddess Anjana is worshipped as a family deity and a temple is dedicated to her and her Vehicle is a scorpion.
They say that another name for women is compromise and sacrifice. In our society, since time immemorial women have been attributed with the many responsibilities, which although, may not require much physical labour, requires a lot of mental employment. And this is apart from the various household chores that are thought to be the duty of solely the females. True that society has gone through a lot of change, but that remains pocketised and not widespread. Sita, the mythical divine figure serves as the best model for the committed-towards-consortium yet modern women, who go through the vices of the society and still maintain their integrity and self-respect. This is the reason she is equally respected and worshipped by the devotees of Rama. She is worshipped separately on Sita Navami Vrat by many devout ladies and men, many of which purchase Pooja Items Online now a days. Continue reading Sita Navami Vrat to Revere the Epitomic Wisdom and Virtues in Beauty→