Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu holy festival commemorating the birth of the Hindu god Hanuman, who is widely worshipped in India and Nepal. In different parts of India, this festival is observed on different days. The festival is celebrated in Chaitra (usually on the day of Chaitra Pournimaa) or Vaishakha in most states of India, though it is celebrated in Dhanu in a few states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu (called Margazhi in Tamil).
When is Hanuman Jayanti in 2021
People all over India, will celebrate Hanuman Jayanti on Tuesday 27th April 2021.
Devotees will visit Hanuman temples and offered prayers to him, marking the day with great dedication. To appease Lord Hanuman, they chant holy mantras and read the ‘Hanuman Chalisa.’
Salasar Balaji in Rajasthan, which is one of the holiest pilgrimages for Lord Hanuman devotees, is all set to host a grand fair as usual. It is one of Lord Hanuman’s ancient temples, and his statues have beards and moustache
The Hanuman temples in Varanasi are lavishly adorned with flowers and lightings, and a huge number of devotees pay their respects. People chanted Ramayana and Ram Charitmanas verses to thank their god and pursue his blessings for a peaceful life.
On Hanuman Jayanti, a big crowd gathered at the SIES Hanuman Temple in Nerul, Mumbai. People prayed to the 33-foot-tall Hanuman idol, which is considered one of Lord Hanuman’s highest idols in the world, and asked for his blessings.)
Hanuman Jayanti 2021 In Andhra Pradesh
Hanuman Jayanti is observed at different dates depending on the regions. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, it will be observed on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
HOW AND WHEN Can HANUMAN JAYANTI BE CELEBRATED?
Lord Hanuman, a devout follower of the Hindu god Rama, is revered by Hindus in India for his unwavering devotion to the god Rama. On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, all of the Hanuman temples are packed, as people begin puja early in the morning after a holy bath. Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Hindus. It is a significant Hindu practice that is observed in a cultural and traditional manner.
Lord Hanuman is revered as a sign of loyalty, magical skill, courage, and energy. People read Hanuman Chalisa because it has the power to defeat evil spirits and bring mental peace. After performing a holy ritual in the early morning, devotees of Lord Hanuman visit Hanuman temples to apply red tilak (vermillion) to the idol’s foreheads, read the Hanuman Chalisa, offer Prasad of laddoo, perform Aarti by chanting mantras and Aarti songs, and perform many other rituals.
Since Lord Hanuman was born into the Vanara group and has a reddish orange colored body, reddish orange colored Hanuman idols can be found in all Hanuman temples. Following the puja, people apply red Sindur as a Prasad to their own foreheads and distribute laddoo Prasad to others in order to be blessed with what they have prayed to their God Hanuman.
It is celebrated in Maharashtra on Purnima in the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. It falls on the 14th day (chaturdashi) of Ashvin month in the dark fortnight, according to another Hindu calendar. Following the puja, Prasad is distributed among the participants to ensure that everybody receives full blessings.
It is celebrated in Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the Margazhi month (between December and January) in the belief that Lord Hanuman was born during the amavasya month. It is observed in Odisha on the first day of Baisakha month (in April). It is observed on the 10th day of Vaishaka month in the Krishna Paksha in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is a 41-day festival in Andhra Pradesh that begins on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the 10th day of the Krishna Paksha of the Vaishakha month.
THE CELEBRATION OF HANUMAN JAYANTI HAS SIGNIFICANCE
The Hanuman Jayanti festival symbolizes the harmonious coexistence of all human beings with nature’s amazing creature, Lord Hanuman of the Vanara clan. The Hindu faith considers Lord Hanuman to be a holy being. This festival holds great significance for everyone, but Brahmacharis, wrestlers, and bodybuilders are particularly drawn to it. Lord Hanuman is known to his devotees by many names, including Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Mahavira, Balibima, Marutsuta, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra, and many others.
Hanuman is Lord Siva’s 11th Rudra avatar, possessing great devotion, strength, knowledge, divine power, bravery, intelligence, and a spirit of selfless service, among other qualities. He has dedicated his entire life to his Lord Rama and Mata Sita, never displaying his courage or wisdom for no reason. Lord Hanuman’s devotees constantly pray to him for the same blessing for their promising future. His devotees worship him in a variety of ways; some meditate by repeating his name many times in order to gain power, fame, success, and other benefits in life, while others read the Hanuman Chalisa to achieve the same.
THE HISTORY OF THE HANUMAN JAYANTI CELEBRATION
Angira, a great saint, once went to see the heaven king, Indra, and was welcomed there with a dance performed by Punjiksthala, a damsel in distress. Saint, on the other hand, was not used to that type of dance and began meditating on his God. Indra questioned him about the dance performance after the dance was finished. He remained silent and said that I was in deep meditation to my Almighty because I had no desire to participate in such a dance. It was humiliating for the Indra and damsel in distress; she began disappointing the saint and was then cursed by the Angira, who said, “Behold! From Swarg, you will degrade to earth. In the mountain forests, you will be born as a female monkey.”
She then expressed her regret to the saint, and a merciful saint aided her with blessings such as, “A great devotee of Paramatma will be born to you.” He would devote his life to Paramatma”. She married the Kapiraj Kesari of Mount Sumeru and became the daughter of Kunjar (King of the Monkeys on Earth). She gave birth to Hanuman with the aid of five divine factors, including the curse and blessings of the saint Angira, her prayers, Lord Shiva’s blessings, Vayu deva’s blessings, and the fruit of the Putreshti Yagna. Lord Shiva is said to have had to reincarnate as a human being on Earth in the form of Hanuman in his 11th Rudra avatar because He could not serve Lord Rama in His true form.
The entire Vanara clan, including all of humanity, was ecstatic and joyfully celebrated his birthday with dancing, singing, and a slew of other events. It was then that his devotees began to celebrate it as Hanuman Jayanti in order to gain strength and wisdom like him.