Lord Hanuman Lands at Kauai Aadheenam

Jai Hanuman!

At 1:31pm on Friday, January 25th Lord Hanuman's feet touched down on a small mountain near the sacred Rudraksha Forest at Kauai Aadheenam, where they will remain firm for a thousand years. This brought to an end a more than decade long project set in motion by Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, who asked us to honor the God that brought us Iraivan Temple. After preparing the ground and spending several day's making sure Lord Hanuman's base and metal bolts were in alignment, we we're able to conclude with an effortless lowering of this 13-foot-tall bronze master piece, thanks to our skilled crane operator Larry Conklin. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, monks, members and a few spontaneous pilgrims arrived at the site to witness this rare event.

To support Hanuman, His concrete base is drilled with deep holes in which the large stainless steel bolts attached to Hanuman's frame are placed. Hanuman was carefully lowered into place over the base and lifted just enough for the monks to quickly add a fast-drying cementing compound. As this compound fills the holes and dries, it expands, creating a strong and lasting installment. After being set down, the crane harnesses were removed from Hanuman and He was draped with a shawl followed by offerings of incense, fruits, coconut, flowers and an arati.

Aum Anjaneyaya Namah!


Emails are already buzzing with word of the installation. Here follow several testimonials describing the grandeur and craftsmanship of this truly remarkable Hanuman murthi, one the monks regard as the most graceful and artistic in all the world:

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"So glad that this next increment is being completed for the San Marga Sanctuary. When we were last there in November, we walked all around the finished bronze castings, marveling at the refined details of the workmanship. One cannot find any traces of the welded joints connecting the many, many pieces, all in perfect alignment with the decorative detailing chiseled into them. The patina work is beyond belief and description.

Much gratitude and appreciation to all of the team who created the vision, sponsored the work and then brought it to this pinnacle of craftsmanship and art manifestation. I have been to most of the great museums in the world and spent a year in Florence, Italy, where they say, you can find the greatest examples of bronze casting ever.....until now.

This Hanuman surpasses or equals any great work of art on the planet that one can name, in my opinion.

Om Namasivaya,
Deva Rajan (California member with a background in sculpting)

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Dearest Swami,

I want to thank you so much for the photos from the installation today... I have been most worried about the surface patina going such a long distance without damage... but from what I can see, Lord Hanuman looks great..... My heart was ecstatic when I saw the bronze upright and how good He looks in your tropical lighting. So thank you, thank you, thank you! I want to tell you from the bottom of my heart that I am so happy and honored that you chose me to apply the patina finish. And even happier you like how Hanuman looks.

You are in our hearts always,
Om Shanti,
Pat and Nancy Kipper


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Good morning, Bobby (Bronze Artisan)

You asked about the challenges we faced with the Hanuman installation yesterday. The challenges were only to keep our feet from lifting off the ground as this 10-year project came to a profound conclusion.

The entire process was uncannily easy, due in large part to the precision placement of your large bolts at the base, and the template you sent me on the plastic sheet. I had transferred that to plywood for engineering the six 24" deep holes in the foundation that now solidly hold the rods. The Kauai concrete team, led by Jim Fain, was super precise, knowing what was at stake if the holes were not plumb (that would have been a nightmare). So credit them as well.

The six 18-inch-long stainless steel rods were in near-perfect alignment the first time I took the template and did a test run while Hanuman was lying down. Only one required a half inch nudge to have them all centered. I used a 6' long heavy pipe and bent it slowly, 1/16" at a time til it was perfectly aligned with its 2-inch wide hole.

I had cut the rods such that each was about an inch shorter than the next, so that we could deal with one rod at a time as they were lowered into the 2" diameter holes. But that proved unnecessary. When the crane operator lowered the 2,400-pound bronze Hanuman, all six rods slipped into place the first time, without a tweak of any kind! It happened so fast. The power of caring craftsmen and over preparation at work.

Or maybe we should credit Lord Hanuman for a good landing. Aum Namasivaya! Sadasivanathaswami


17 Responses to “Lord Hanuman Lands at Kauai Aadheenam”

  1. Ahila Devi Ganesan says:

    Jai Hanuman Ji!

    HE looks awesome. Cant wait to come and see HIM in Kauai. Bravo to ALL who made this possible. I salute 💜

  2. Rajesh Kreisler says:

    As a Kauai resident and devotee of Hanuman, I can’t wait to come see the Hanuman murti in its new home! Jai Hanuman!

  3. Thamilmani Visakan says:

    Jai Anjaneya,

    Thank you for bringing Iraivan to us and giving us the strength and positive energy to face all challenges !
    May your blessings be showered upon all of us.

    Om

  4. Srikanth says:

    Pranams to lotus feet of the mighty Chiranjeevi and Lord Rudra Hanuman. The place is sanctified with HH.

  5. Sanjay Varma says:

    Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
    Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

    Ram doot atulit bal dhama
    Anjaani-putra Pavan sut nama

    Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi
    Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

    Kanchan varan viraj subesa
    Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesha

    Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
    Kaandhe moonj janehu sajai

    Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
    Tej prataap maha jag vandan

    Vidyavaan guni ati chatur
    Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

    Prabu charitra sunibe-ko rasiya
    Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

    Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
    Vikat roop dhari lank jarava

    Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
    Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

    Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
    Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

    Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
    Tum mam priye Bharat-hi-sam bhai

    Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
    Asa-kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

    Sankadhik Brahmaadi Muneesa
    Narad-Sarad sahit Aheesa

    Yam Kuber Digpaal Jahan te
    Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

    Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
    Ram milaye rajpad deenha

    Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana
    Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

    Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
    Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

    Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
    Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

    Durgaam kaj jagath ke jete
    Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

    Ram dwaare tum rakhvare
    Hoat na agya binu paisare

    Sub sukh lahae tumhari sar na
    Tum rakshak kahu ko dar naa

    Aapan tej samharo aapai
    Teenhon lok hank te kanpai

    Bhoot pisaach Nikat nahin aavai
    Mahavir jab naam sunavae

    Nase rog harae sab peera
    Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

    Sankat se Hanuman chudavae
    Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

    Sab par Ram tapasvee raja
    Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

    Aur manorath jo koi lavai
    Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

    Charon Yug partap tumhara
    Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

    Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
    Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

    Ashta-sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
    As-var deen Janki mata

    Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
    Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

    Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
    Janam-janam ke dukh bisraavai

    Anth-kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
    Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

    Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
    Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

    Sankat kate-mite sab peera
    Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

    Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
    Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

    Jo sat bar path kare kohi
    Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

    Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
    Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

    Tulsidas sada hari chera
    Keejai Nath Hridaye mein dera

  6. Muthu says:

    Jai Hanuman !

  7. Reeta Narang Sood says:

    Beautiful Hanuman ji. Thank you for posting your update.

    Pranam…
    and benevolence to all beings.

  8. Rajendra Giri says:

    Thank you,
    Jai Hanuman Ji!!!!!

  9. Sanjay Payel says:

    Jay SiyaRam 🙏

  10. Vatshalan says:

    Congratulations on this Herculean task- and deep within is a profound teaching for us all; “Always look for the gift card”. Nandri.

  11. Prabhakur says:

    Atulita-Bala-Dhaamam Hema-Shailaabha-Deham
    Danuja-Vana-Krshaanum Jnyaaninaam-Agragannyam |
    Sakala-Gunna-Nidhaanam Vaanaraannaam-Adhiisham
    Raghupati-Priya-Bhaktam Vaata-[A]atmajam Namaami ||

  12. Rick Harter says:

    He’s absolutely GORGEOUS !!

  13. Ramai Santhirapala says:

    Watching this manifest brings joy and the deepest appreciation to All involved, including our dear Lord Hanuman who has carefully and lovingly been crafting Iraivan and now stands as a once-in-many-lifetimes only One in the world beacon directing seekers to San Marga. Many are the lessons in His story of arriving at Kauai Aadheenam – a chronicle which is nothing short of a modern day miracle declaring the Saiva path is alive today as in the days when first documented on Ola leaves. What has been created will be looked upon reverently for thousands of years – mikka mahalos for this lesson in love, precision and mountaintop consciousness. Gurudeva is surely beaming from the inner worlds.

  14. Deva Seyon says:

    It is more than remarkable to see Lord Hanuman standing there now for the world to see. His orange shawl waving in the wind. The wisdom and insight to put him at the beginning of San Marga and standing alone are now profoundly clear – profoundly clear. His towering presence takes up ALL the space around Him . . . extends out for acres . . . It is a massive presence. And the most mystical part is Lord Hanuman wasn’t going to come to Kauai without a message. His initial stone image laying on a pallet, in the beginning, was only a small start. It could be that this is the real miracle that imbues Him with so much power and there is no doubt about it – His presence is overpowering. Lord Hanuman brought with Him to Kauai, as His grace to us, a life lesson, maybe one of our biggest life lessons that we all face in our darkest hours. Now that took the help of a profound training, initiation, insight, fortitude and sheer willpower of our monks to manifest, but it did happen – it has happened. Out of the ashes of our heartbreak, our deepest regrets and losses – laying flat on our face and looking up – Lord Hanuman will always signal to the countless pilgrims that will come to San Marga – Don’t lose heart! Truth can emerge from the ashes of our losses, our failures our deepest disappointments in life. We can’t truly walk the San Marga all the way to the end without knowing that – so He tells us at the beginning of the path. He lets us know before we start. Jai Dear Lord Hanuman – thank you, thank you.

  15. Veena says:

    The Hanuman Murti is finally here! Many Congrats! Another big milestone reached. May Lord Hanuman protect all.

  16. Madhu says:

    ❤️

  17. Kuppusamy Venkatesan says:

    Congrats to all for making it happen.

    Kauai is blessed.

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