Camp Hanuman Temple

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Coordinates: 23°4′4″N 72°36′14″E / 23.06778°N 72.60389°E / 23.06778; 72.60389

Shree Hanuman

The Shree Camp Hanuman Temple (Hindi: कामप हनुमान् मन्दीर) is one of the biggest Hanuman temples of India. It is situated in Ahmedabad Cantonment area in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[1] This temple was established by Pandit Gajanan Prasad around 100 years ago.[original research?]

Pandit Dwarka Prasad was the Chief Mahant of this temple. The Pandit family acts as the managing trustee for this temple.[2]

Recent visitors of note have included: Former Prime Ministers of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Smt. Indira Gandhi

Who is Lord Hanuman[edit]

Lord Hanuman returns to Rama and his ill brother Lakshman as the monkey army prays around them

Endowed with godly powers, Shree Hanuman was a military leader of the monkey army from Kiskinda, who aided Lord Rama in his quest to retrieve his kidnapped wife Sita from the demon king Ravanna in the Hindu epic tale Ramayana, written by the Hindu sage Valmiki.[3]

The noble monkey warrior is much loved for his humility and wisdom, along with his unlimited strength and power. He is seen as the epitome of selfless devotion as he never took a wife—for no other could replace his love for Rama and Sita. When asked to accompany the divine couple to the next world he refused to go as he wished to live in this one for as long as Rama-Sita's names were praised here by man.

Best Times To Visit[edit]

For devotees of Lord Hanuman the days Tuesday and Saturday are held as being the most auspicious to give worship or make rituals in his name.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relocate monkeys, Army tells Camp Hanuman temple". timesofindia. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Camp Hanuman Temple". gujarattemple.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Das, Subhamoy. "Lord Hanuman About the Simian God of the Hindus". about.com. Retrieved 2 October 2012.