3 June 2011

The Monkey God


I have written many times about the beautiful Langur Monkey residing around Arunachala. To find out more about the Langur go to this link here and to read about the lovely Anjaneya Temple off the Girivalam Roadway, check out this link here.

The Langur monkey is held in high regard because of its historic association to the God Rama, so was particularly enchanted with the following story and video about a special event at a Temple in North India between the God Rama and the Langur.


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The photographs below are of an event that occurred in April (2011) at the Kalika Mata Temple in Ratlam M.P.








During a recital of the Ramayana (story of Rama, Sita and Hanuman) a Langur monkey appeared. As Langurs are regarded throughout India as manifestations of the monkey God Hanuman, the crowds believed that the Langur had come to bless the function.








The Langur first went and sat near the singers and listened to their singing, then moved amongst the Swamis, blessing them and thereafter sat in front of the painting of Rama. He thereupon took prasad in front of the picture (sitting in the same way as the Monkey God in the painting) and after left quietly.






To see the whole lovely event, view the below video.



Video of Langur at Temple Function





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou, Enjoyed the Langur monkey
posting....delightful.

Hari said...

That's truly wonderful. And the monkey is sitting just like Hanuman in the photograph. Amazing.

Kugan said...

wow ..truly amazing. thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

Beautiful.It gives me faith and I thank you so much for sharing it.

beth said...

this is so beautiful! I watch it all the time...is there more footage of this great event?

beth said...

This is so beautiful - I've watched it many times and find it so uplifting! Is there more footage of this exciting happening? I could watch the Langur with the swamis all day long...