[Photos] Hanuman Jayanti Procession in Udaipur
Udaipur celebrated Hanuman Jayanti at grand level on 18th april 2011. A Shobha Yatra (religious procession) was organized by Bajrang Sena Mewar. The procession began at 11:30 am from town hall. Around 700 people including devotees & wrestlers from different Akhadas in Udaipur were part of it.
Udaipur celebrated Hanuman Jayanti at grand level on 18th april 2011. A Shobha Yatra (religious procession) was organized by Bajrang Sena Mewar. The procession began at 11:30 am from Town Hall. Around 700 people including devotees and wrestlers from different Akhadas in Udaipur were part of it.
The shobha yatra proceeded from Town hall and then crossed Bapu Bazar, Surajpol, Jiniret, Dhan mandi, Mandi ki Naal, Mochiwada, Bada bazaar, Ghanta Ghar, Moti Chohatta, Hathi Pol, Ashwini Bazaar, Delhi Gate, Bapu Bazar and ended at Town hall again.
In the procession there were many wrestlers who were staunch believer of lord Hanuman, participated and demonstrated their audacious talents and stunts with different traditional weapons and equipments.
50 disciples of Veer Hanuman Vyayam Shala marked their presence by performing several daring stunts.
The center of attraction was the startling performance of Narendra Soni (a wrestler), who pulled the van by his teeth, and astonished everyone at his breath taking talent. The van had 9 kids seated inside it, and the brave man made it with smiles on his face.
There is a common belief that Lord Hanuman loves sindoor (Vermillion). A mystifying untold story explains the reason for his likings for Sindoor. The mythology says that when Sita (Wife of lord Ram) was applying sindoor on her forehead, lord Hanuman asked the reason of applying, to which Sita replied that its considered auspicious which ensures the long life of her husband. So Hanuman instantly smeared his whole body with sindoor to double the life of lord Ram. Since then lord Hanuman is offered sindoor tilak by devotees.
Lord Hanuman who is considered the symbol of power, is inspiration to almost all wrestlers in India.Here are the photographs of today’s procession on the day of Hanuman Jayanti