Hanuman Jayanti is on 27th April. Celebrated widely across India, Hanuman Jayanti, falls on the Full Moon day or Purnima Tithi in the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar.Hanuman Jayanti, considered to be the birthday of Lord Hanuman is also celebrated in Nepal. Many devotees refer to Lord Hanuman as the Vanar Devta or Ram Bhakt Hanuman as he is the greatest devotee of Lord Ram who was always by his side. On Hanuman Jayanti, many devotees observe a day-long fast. The famous Hanuman Chalisa is read by most people. According to mythology, Lord Hanuman is the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Significance of Hanuman Jayanti
The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is of great significance for the all who worship Lord Hanuman. The Vanar god is the son of Mata Anjana and Kesari. According to legends, he is also believed to be the son of Vayu Deva or the wind god. Lord Hanuman, the most committed devotee of Lord Rama, is one of the key figures in the epic Ramayana. Lord Hanuman is believed to be an epitome of Shakti and Bhakti or the combination of strength, compassion, love for his master and devotion.
Devotees believe that all who pray to Lord Hanuman are able to overcome the toughest adversaries. Lord Hanuman is described as someone who always successfully tackled odds and difficult circumstances.
Hanuman Jayanti Importance
On Hanuman Jayanti, devotees worship Lord Hanuman as a divine creature. This celebration has lots of importance to Brahmacharis, wrestlers, and bodybuilders. He is known by many names such as Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Mahavira, Balibima, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra and much more. Hanuman is the 11th Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. He has devoted his life to Lord Rama and Sita. The devotees of the Lord Hanuman pray to him for their bright future.
Lord Hanuman Mantra
The Mool Mantra of Lord Hanuman: Om Shri Hanumate Namah ||
Hanuman Jayanti is the most popular one in North Indian states. However, devotees observe Hanuman Jayanti during a different time of the year according to their regional beliefs and the type of calendar being followed.
- In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated for 41-days which starts on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month
- In Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month
- In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya.
Puja vidhi for Hanuman Jayanti
- Traditionally people keep a deity or photo of Lord Hanuman at the alter
- A lamp and insence sticks are lit
- A coconut, sweets and flowers are offered to Hanuman Ji
- Sandalwood paste and ghee are also offered
- Members of the family recite Hanuman Chalisa together