Hanuman Jayanti: Date, timings and popular legends

New Delhi: The auspicious event of Hanuman Jayanti falls this 12 months on April 8. Also identified by the identify of Hanuman Janmotsav – it marks the beginning of Lord Hanuman and celebrations start days upfront. It normally falls on both the Chaitra month or in Vaisakha however down south in Kerala and Tami Nadu, it’s celebrated in Dhanu, domestically often known as Margazhi.

Hanuman Jayanti is widely known on completely different days in components of India, relying upon numerous non secular beliefs. However, the one which takes place throughout Chaitra Purnima is the commonest one marked to commemorate Lord Hanuman‘s birthday.

Purnima Tithi Begins – 12:01 PM on Apr 07, 2020
Purnima Tithi Ends – 08:04 AM on Apr 08, 2020

(According to drikpanchang.com)

On Hanuman Jayanti, devotees throng temples early morning and pray to Lord Hanuman for his or her well-being. They supply sindoor (vermillion), sweets, flowers, coconut to the Lord and in return get the identical as prasad together with Ganga Jal or Holy water of Ganges.

Devotees throng Hanuman and Lord Rama temples and pray to the nice Lord for his blessings and search safety. They recite Hanuman Chalisa, bhajans and mantras for pleasing the god.

Lord Hanuman symbolises energy, energy and is an ardent Lord Rama follower. His devotion in direction of Rama is hailed and praised in numerous historic scriptures like Ramayana.

Legends related to the beginning of Lord Hanuman:

There are numerous legends related to the beginning of Lord Hanuman, listed here are the commonest ones:

According to Valmiki Ramayana, Apsara Anjana prayed to Lord Shiva and set out on an intense meditation for 12 lengthy years to get a toddler. After being happy together with her devotion and intense prayer, Lord Shiva granted the son to Anjana and her husband Kesari, who was the son of Brahaspati.

Kesari was the king of Sumeru. Hanuman was the son which Lord Shiva granted to Anjana and Kesari. He was born on Anjaneri mountains.

However, as per different beliefs, Hanuman is believed to be the reincarnation of Lord Shiva.

Also, there may be one other set of legend which says Vayu—the wind god on Lord Shiva’s instruction transferred his male vitality to Anjana’s womb, subsequently, Hanuman is also called pawan putra Hanuman (son of wind).

As per Vishnu Purana and Nardeya Purana, the beginning of Hanuman, a Vanara, is linked to how as soon as Narada cursed Vishnu for making him appear to be a Vanara—ape. Narada, who had sought Lord Vishnu’s assist to impress a princess felt humiliated a when the lord as an alternative made him appear to be an ape (Narada needed his face to appear to be that of the Lord) and the princess laughed at him.

After this, Narada cursed Lord Vishnu that someday he shall be dependant on a Vanara. The Lord informed Narada, that he had made him appear to be a Vanara for his personal good and made him realise that Hari in Sanskrit additionally means Vanara.

Hearing this Narada repented his curse however the Lord comforted him by saying that someday this curse shall act as a boon as it might result in Lord Hanuman’s beginning (an avatar of Lord Shiva) who would assist Lord Rama (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) in killing Ravana.

Here’s wishing our readers a really Happy Hanuman Jayanti!


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