Early in the morning, devotees gathered with Sri Swami Vishwananda to celebrate Hanuman Jayanthi: The birthday of Hanuman. With multiple versions of the Hanuman Chalisa sung throughout the puja, abishekam, and yagna, the commemoration was buzzing with bhakti.
"Hanuman is considered to be the model of bhakti. He represents how one has to be in one’s spiritual path and how devotional one has to be."-Sri Swami Vishwananda. (Excerpt from Just Love 1: The Essence of Everything.)
The prasad for Hanumanji, with the name of "Ram" written on the cookies.
"So, the name of Rama is infused in Hanuman through His devotion. He was initiated into the name of Rama from childhood and His devotion had no limit. Even till now it is said that wherever the name of Rama is being read, He is the first one to come and the last one to leave. Hanuman is immortal and He travels around the world, protecting, giving His blessing to Rama devotees, to whoever prays to Lord Rama." -Sri Swami Vishwananda. (Excerpt from Just Love 1: The Essence of Everything.)