Hanuman (Maruti) or Rama – Whom to worship for Protection?
A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“Jaj shri krishna!! Prabhu ji…..Lord hanuman is devotee of Lord Ram who is Krishna himself. In our North India mostly ppl worship Lord Hanuman for protection. Is it allowed to worship Lord Hanuman for protection like lord Narasimha deva? Can i worship him for protection against evil, black magic… etc. Can Lord Hanuman (Maruti)also removes obstacles from path of devotion like Lord Narasimha deva,?”
Let your father be very influential and can do anything for you – whatever you ask.
Your father has a Personal Secretary. He is also influential and can satisfy your desires by getting from your father.
Whom you will ask?
First you will ask your father! Your father will give that to you ONLY IF it will be beneficial to you and only if it will uplift you. Otherwise he will say No.
What you have to do?
(Why In India many gods are worshiped contrary to other countries? READ HERE!)
You have to think: “Oh father has said No because this will drag me into some problems later. So, let me skip that desire”
But, what many people think?
“Oh, this father will not give anything easily though he is a very influential person. If I ask his secretary, he will instantly do that to me by recommending to my father”
So, you will ask that secretary. He does not know your life style and character personally. Only your father knows because he is living with you at home. So, the secretary will do that favour instantly. But, the same favour is going to drag you into serious problems. That secretary can not forecast that because, he is not as close as your father for you and your father is seeing you all the 24 hrs.
When you are in problems, you will think: “Oh, My father told me on that day itself. I did not hear and got that favour through that secretary. Now, I am suffering because of that favour. Who will save me? Krishna……”
(Why India has no uniformity in religious and family customs and practices? READ HERE!)
Now, you will call Krishna for saving you from problems.
Same applies here! You can ask Krishna directly for any prayers. Or, you may ask any of His DIRECT forms like Narasimha Deva or Lord Rama.
If you ask Hanuman (Maruti), he will also help you. But, the point is: ONLY KRISHNA (and His Direct forms) HAS THE CAPACITY TO EVALUATE YOUR KARMA ACCOUNT FROM ALL YOUR PAST BIRTHS. So, ONLY KRISHNA CAN DECIDE WHICH WILL DO GOOD FOR YOU AND WHICH WILL NOT.
So, better directly ask Krishna for everything.
As far as the protection is concernEd, NO EVIL FORCES CAN ATTACK A DEVOTEE WHO IS CHANTING HARE KRISHNA or GAYATHRI. So, Krishna is the ultimate authority to protect you. Where there is Krishna, there can not be evil elements.
(Why the scriptures claim many Supreme Gods that confuses my devotion to Krishna? READ HERE!)
Therefore, though you ask Hanuman ji, he will redirect your request to Lord Rama only. So, give all respects and honours to Hanuman ji and pray to him like this:
“Dear Hanumanji. I need protection from evil forces. Please recommend my case to our master Lord Rama. I am suffering.”
Praying this, chant Lord Rama’s name. Hanumanji will be happy.
Actually, Hanumanji will never like to act on his own. He is the HUMBLEST devotee of Lord Rama. So, when theren is his master Rama, Hanumanji will not act on his own. He will get anything from Lord Rama and give to you.
Hanuman ji will be happy if you chant Rama Nama. He does not prefer to be chanted by the people. E wants His master Rama to be chanted.
So, though you request from Hanuman (Maruti), it will be given through his master Lord Rama only. Then, we can directly ask Rama, by giving all respects to Hanuman and all other deities.
Most importantly, we need not request for anything from Lord. Just chant Hare Krishna. You will get whatever is good for you from Lord automatically.
In my case, I trust Krishna fully. As a mark of respect and harmony, I respect all the demigods/ celestials/ gurus, etc. I never pray for anything from Lord since my boyhood. My only prayer from Lord has been: GIVE ME YOUR SERVICE WHEREVER I AM.
This is the right prayer to Lord. Even going back to Goloka should not be requested though it is also a good desire. Because, Lord may like to do something keeping you as an instrument in the earth. So, we should not fix any demands from Lord.
So, Just offer love and sadhanas to Lord Krishna. You will get all the required protection.
(SHOULD A KRISHNA DEVOTEE WORSHIP OTHER GODS (DEMIGODS) AND CHANT ALL THEIR MANTHRAS? READ HERE!?)