Deities at Hanuman Temple
Lord Hanuman with Lord Rama & Devi Sita
The presiding deity of this Temple, Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Ram. Hence the Ram Parivar shall remail close to Lord Hanuman by residing in the same sactum sactorum in honor of the eternal divine friendship between Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama.
Sri RajaRajeshwari Devi
Sri RajaRajeshwari Devi is a form of Shakti and the Supreme Godhead in the form of the Mother of Creation who destroys evil forces, protects spiritual aspirants, and grants wishes. RajaRajeshwari Devi presides over the Sri Chakra and helps spiritual yogic aspirants.
Lord Shiva & Lord Dattatreya
Lord Shiva is also known as Mahadeva, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath and is one of the Gods in the Hindu Trinity. Shiva plays the aspect of the destroyer of the world at the time of pralaya and is the consort of Goddess Parvati (Shakti). A maha yogi and ever in meditation, Shiva is shown with matted locks and piled atop his head like an ascetic and adorned with the crescent moon and the Ganges River trickles through the Lord’s hair and is mostly in “linga” form in Temples.
The 'Sphatika-linga' is made up of crystal. It is prescribed for the deepest kind of worship of Lord Shiva. It has no color of its own, but takes on the color of the substance which comes in contact with it. It represents the 'Nirguna Brahman' or the attribute-less Supreme Self or the formless Shiva.
Lord Dattatreya is regarded as one of the most ancient deities. The 3 heads of Lord Datta are said to embody his identity as the Devas of the Trinity, namely, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He is also the one who has transcended the 3 qualities or the Triguna and is one with the Sublime Energy of the Absolute Guru. This is why Datta is also regarded as the Guru of Gurus or the Divine Guru.
Lord Ganesha is also known as Ganapathy and Vinayaka. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles and is honored at the first during Hindu ceremonies. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata.
The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.
Lord Bala Subrahmanya
Lord Bala Subrahmanyam is also known as Kartikeya, Skanda, Kumaran,Subrahmanyam, Murugan and Kumara Swami. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas (gods) and the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Symbols: Vel, the Divine Spear or Lance that he carries and his mount the peacock. He is sometimes depicted with many weapons including: a sword, a javelin, a mace, a discus and a bow although more usually he is depicted wielding a sakti or spear. This symbolizes his purification of human ills. His javelin is used to symbolize his far reaching protection, his discus symbolizes his knowledge of the truth, his mace represents his strength and his bow shows his ability to defeat all ills. His peacock mount symbolizes his destruction of the ego.
The nine (nava) major celestial bodies (grahas) of Hindu astronomy and believed to be demi-gods. These celestial bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Chevaai/Mangal(Mars), Budhan (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). Navagraha Worship is said to alleviate certain wordly problems.