About Hanuman Jayanti
The holy Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti festival celebrates the birth of Hanuman as per Hindu calendar, one of the prominent heroes of the Indian super epic Ramayana. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Lord Hanuman is an epitome of belief, trust and devotion. On this day, devotees pray to imbibe these qualities in their lives and lead a principled life. Lord Hanuman is worshipped as a deity with the ability to attain victory against evil and provide protection. This festival is celebrated with immense devotion by Hindus of all hues and in particular by the devotees of Hanuman or Hanuman Bhakts. The different aspects of Hanuman are remembered and worshipped on Hanuman Jayanti festival day. People from the Hindu religion worship Lord Hanuman as a divine creature. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings. They flock to temples to worship him and present religious offerings. In India, there are hundreds and thousands of temples dedicated to Hanuman. In all the Vaishnava temples, there is at least a shrine dedicated to him. Devotees worship and pray to him to remove the obstacles in the path of their devotional service.
When it is celebrated
According to the Hindu calendar, the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman is celebrated to Chaitra Shukla Purnima. According to the Gregorian calendar Hanuman Jayanti comes every year in March or April. This time Hanuman Jayanti is on April 19. Let us tell you that devotees celebrate Hanuman Jayanti on different days in their own accord according to their beliefs. However, Hanuman Jayanti celebrated on the day of Chaitra Shukla Purnima in North India is more popular.
This celebration has lots of importance to all however Brahmacharis, wrestlers and bodybuilders are specially inclined towards this celebration. There are many names through which Lord Hanuman is famous among his devotees like Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Mahavira, Balibima, Marutsuta, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra and many more. He has devoted his life only for his Lord Rama and Mata Sita and never shows his bravery and intelligence without any purpose. That’s why devotees of the Lord Hanuman always pray him for getting blessed with the same for their bright future.
At the day of Hanuman Jayanti celebration, all the Hanuman temples become full of crowd as people started puja from early morning after a holy bath. Then a special abhisheka is held for the Deity of Hanuman. After the abhisheka, Hanuman is adorned in a special alankara with butter and dry fruits. A garland made of vada is also offered. It is a great Hindu ritual celebrated in cultural and traditional way. People worship Lord Hanuman as a symbol of devotion, magical powers, strength and energy. People read Hanuman Chalisa as it has ability to conquer the evil spirits and provide peace to the mind. They flock to temples to worship him and present religious offerings. In return, The devotees receive prasad by the temple priests as sweets, flowers, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash (udi) and ganga jal (holy water). After puja, people apply red Sindur to their own foreheads as a Prasad and distribute laddoo Prasad among people to get blessed with what they have prayed to their God Hanuman.
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