Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is an auspicious festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman. The day coincides with the 15th day of the Chaitra month.
This year, the festival is being celebrated today i.e- April 27, 2021. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman was born on full moon night of the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Chaitra month. On this day, devotees observe a day-long fast and worship him with great pomp and fervour.
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. He is known by the many names, including Kesari Nandan, Anjaniputra, Pawanputra, Maruti. According to mythology, Lord Hanuman is the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Hanuman Jayanti, one of the most popular festivals in Nepal and India, is on Tuesday, 27th April. According to mythology, Hanuman Jayantiis the day when Lord Hanuman was born. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha or the Full Moon phase moon in the month of Chaitra.
Hanuman Jayanti comes a few days after Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Ram. Hanuman Ji is often referred to as Ram Bhakt Hanuman as he is the greatest disciple of Lord Ram. Lord Hanuman is also called Pawan Putr Hanuman because he is the son of the wind god, according to mythology. Amid the pandemic this year, Hanuman Jayanticelebrations are low-key. There are Covid-linked restrictions in place to control the spread of the disease. We have listed out ways you can celebrate Hanuman Jayanti at home with family.
Hanuman Jayanti puja time: The Chaitra Purnima tithi for Hanuman Jayanti began at 12:44 PM on 26th April 26 and will end at 9:01 AM on 27th April.
Hanuman Mantra:Om Hanumate Namah
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra: Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi || Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat
Hanuman Beeja Mantra:Aum Aeem Bhreem Hanumate Shree Ram Dootaaya Namaha
Puja vidhi for Hanuman Jayanti
Traditionally people keep a deity or photo of Lord Hanuman at the alter
A lamp and incense 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
Pray together: Both the young and the old enjoy celebrating Hanuman Jayanti. Involve everyone in the family to pay respect to Hanuman Ji. Decorate the alter or mandir together. Light a small ceremonial diya. All this can be done while chanting mantras. You can also recite the famous Hanuman Chalisa together or listen to it.
Prepare favourite food of Lord Hanuman together: Bundi and besan laddoos are believed to be the favourite sweets of Hanuman Ji. Look up on the Internet and make these goodies.
Source: Various newspapers