The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

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The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

Lord Hanuman is one and only God considered alive still in Kalyug. It is considered that one who worship Lord Hanuman never gets affected by Shani. Apart from it, worshiping Hanuman keeps you stay away from a lot of problems. The Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year by the Indians in order to celebrate the birth of Hindu Lord, Hanuman. Hanuman is the monkey god. It is celebrated each year in the Hindi month of Chaitra (Chaitra Pournima) on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

Significance of Celebrating Hanuman Jayanti

The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
Jai Jai Hanuman

Hanuman Jayanti celebration shows the balanced peace of the whole human brotherhood with nature’s unbelievable creature, Lord Hanuman from Vanara society. Devotees from the Hindu religion worship Lord Hanuman as a spiritual creature. This celebration has lots of meaning to all, however, Brahmacharis, wrestlers, and bodybuilders are especially tilted towards celebrating the birthday of Lord HanumanThe celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

As Lord Hanuman has the enormous strength and he is the Indian “Superman”. And because of his super strength, all the wrestlers and bodybuilders tend to take part in this festival more than others. Hanuman is one of the name by which Lord Hanuman is worshiped, other than that he has many other names like Bajrangabali, Mahavira, Pavankumar, Pavanasuta, Marutsuta, Balibima, Anjanisut, Anjaneya, Sankat Mochan, Rudra, Maruti and many more. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

Lord Hanuman is considered as the 11th Rudra avatar of the Supreme Lord Siva with great devotion, knowledge, strength, bravery, divine power, intelligence, spirit for selfless service and etc. He has dedicated his life only to Lord Rama and Mata Sita and never reveals his bravery and knowledge without any purpose.

The believers of the Lord Hanuman perpetually pray him for getting blessed with the same for their happy future. He is worshiped in various ways by his devotees; some worshiped him by repeating his name many times to get fame, power, success and etc in the life whereas some chants the Hanuman Chalisa to get the same.

History Behind The Celebration Of Hanuman Jayanti

Once, a renowned saint named Angira went to visit the lord of heaven, Indra and greeted there through the dance performed by a damsel named, Punjiksthala. However, the saint was not used for that type dance and began meditating to his God. After the end of dance performance, Lord Indra was asked about the dance performance.

He stands silently for a while and said that I was in deep meditation to my Almighty as I have no interest in such things. Both Lord Indra and damsel felt ashamed; she started tormenting the saint and then cursed by the saint Angira that “Behold! You shall demote to earth from Swarg and you will be born as a female monkey in the mountain forests”. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

She then felt regretted and sorry to the saint than a kind saint helped her through blessings like, “A great follower of Paramatma will be born to you. He will always serve Paramatma”. In her next life, she became the daughter of Kunjar (king of the monkeys on earth) and got married to the Kapiraj Kesari of the Mount Sumeru.

She becomes the mother of Lord Hanuman by giving birth with the help of five divine factors such as curse and blessings of the saint Angira, blessings of Vayu deva and Putreshti Yagna’s fruit, her prayers, blessings of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva had to rebirth as a human being on this earth in his 11th Rudra avatar in the form of Hanuman as He could not serve to Lord Rama by being in His real form of Shiva. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

The entire Vanara community including all the human community was happy and celebrated the birth of Lord Hanuman with great enthusiasm and joy by singing, dancing, and lots of activities. From then, it was begun celebrating as a Hanuman Jayanti by his followers to get wisdom and strength like him.

How to Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman is the keen devotee of the great Hindu Lord Rama, He is worshiped all over the India by the Hindu people for his deep devotion to the god Rama. At the day of Hanuman Jayanti celebration, all the Hanuman temples become full of crowd as people started puja from the early morning after a holy bath. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great joy the individuals of Hindu religion as an important festival of the Hindus. It is a great Hindu ritual celebrated in the cultural and traditional way.

  • People worship Lord Hanuman as a symbol of devotion, super strength, magical powers, and energy.
  • People read Hanuman Chalisa as it has the ability to overcome and defeat the evil spirits and provide peace to the mind. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
  • On this day the devotees of Lord Hanuman visit Hanuman temples in the early morning, read Hanuman Chalisa, apply red tilak (vermillion) to the foreheads of Hanuman statue, offer Prasad of laddoo, do Aarti by chanting mantras and singing aarti songs, make the round of the temple and so many rituals.
  • As Lord Hanuman was born to the Vanara society having a reddish orange color body, that’s why it is seen to all the Hanuman temples holding reddish orange colored Hanuman statue.
  • After the puja, devotees apply red Sindur to their own foreheads as a Prasad and distribute Prasad of laddoo among other individuals and devotees to get blessed with what they have prayed to their Lord Hanuman.

When To Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti

  • In the Maharashtra, it is celebrated to the Purnima in the Hindu Lunar month of Chaitra. Though, according to another Hindu calendar, it falls on the 14th day (Chaturdashi) of Ashvin moon in the dark fortnight.
  • In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Margazhi month in simple language between the month of December and January, in the hope that Lord Hanuman was born to the Amavasya in the Margazhi period. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
  • In Odisha, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on 1st day in the month of Baisakh which usually comes in the month of April. In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, it is extolled on the 10th day of Vaishaka month in the Krishna Paksha. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
  • Here in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, it is 41 days long celebration which starts from the Chaitra Purnima and finishes at 10th days of the Krishna Paksha of Vaishakha month.

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