The Indian view of wealth is not radically different to our own. Indians believe in working hard and ulfilling your duty to society (a duty they call “dharma). They believe that we all have an area of society that we belong in (they call this area “Vamas”). And they believe that if you do well you have the right to a lot of money.
But one way in which the Indian view of money differs to our own is this: Indian’s often pray to god/s for personal wealth.
I was brought up to think that if you pray to God you generally pray for world peace. Hindus do that too, but they also pray for personal gain.
If you have ever travelled to India you will likely have seen many people praying in public. This is especially true if you’ve visited India furing the Hindu Festival od Colours.
The Festival of Colours is a celebration held on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna. Popular with both Indians and travellers from around the world, the Festival of Holi has become a worldwide celebration and today is one huge party.
But the festival of Holi isn’t just a fantastic party. During it, many offer their devotion and worship to deities. One of the deities most often prayed to is Lord Hanuman, one of the most important gods of Hindu mythology.
In order to to please Lord Hanuman many people meditate in front of a Hanuman statue, reciting a mantra. It is said that Lord Hanuman, when appeased, will offer his assistance in the lives of worshippers.
One of the ways in which Hanuman can help devotees is by granting them a job, career, or promotion.
One of the mantras that Hindus will recite at this time is as follows…
Hindus believe that reciting this mantra will create business and work opportunities.
Paul M Harrison is a meditation teacher with more than ten years of experience. He also writes as a lifestyle journalist and author. The author of more than five books, you can find his works on his Amazon Author Page Contact him via Twitter or Facebook