Ayodhya, Dec.1 : Having witnessed the country facing terrorism at many places, a number of Lord Hanuman devotees here took part in special puja and prayed at the Sri Ram Janambhoomi Temple near Hanumangarhi area .
The Puja was performed to request the Lord to safeguard the country from the dark shadow of terrorism. The devotees said that during this crisis, Lord Hanuman, described to be ultimate saviour in Ramayana, could bless and help everyone in the country.
After performing puja on Thursday, the devotees distributed the God's offering (prasad), which included sweets, fruits and dry fruits among monkeys as a gesture to please Lord Hanuman, the monkey God.
A lot of the Hindus respect monkeys as Lord Hanuman, the monkey God, who is widely believed to have the powers to protect everyone.
The religious-minded people here believe that Lord Hanuman can protect the country from terrorism.
"These monkeys protect Ayodhya from all the problems. You know that there is terrorism in the country. Ayodhya is prone to terrorism and has been attacked many a times. But with kindness of lord Hanuman, there has not been much harm. They protect Ayodhya from such things," said Satyendradas Maharaj, the head priest at Sri Ram Janambhoomi Temple at Ayodhya.
As the head priest of the temple Satyendradas Maharaj fed the monkeys. People here have immense devotion towards these monkeys and offer them fruits. By Amit Kumar