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Hanuman Jayanti Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Know About Hanuman Jayanti Celebration

HANUMAN JAYANTI: A Day To Seek Physical Strength

If you happen to grow up in a joint family, chances are your grandparents would narrate stories from the Ramayana. They will not fail to cover the story of Hanuman—a monkey God—who lived in Lanka with other apes. A fond companion of Lord Rama, he dutifully performed all his duties against all odds to bring back Sita, after wicked Ravana—the demon king of Lanka abducted her.
Hanuman Jayanti Puja Vidhi and Hanuman Jayanti Vrat Katha

History of Hanuman Jayanti?

One of the popular idols in Hindu mythology, Hanuman symbolizes the spirit of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. While on a courageous mission to find Sita, Hanuman inspired the world with his trait to face ordeals and conquer in the way of the world.

Hanuman is the avatar of Lord Shiva. He is the son of Wind God—Kesari and Anjana Devi. He is the living embodiment of Ram. He is true Karma who worked dynamically. He did what others couldn't do while serving Rama. He plunges with daring acts like crossing the ocean just by uttering Ram-Nam, burning the town of Lanka, and bringing the sanjeevini herb and restoring Lakshmana to life again.

When is Hanuman Jayanti is Celebrated?

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Hanuman temples all over India. It is the birthday of Hanuman, which falls during the month of Chaitra. It falls on the full moon day in March or April. Prayers are offered at sunrise time. Hanuman is worshipped either individually or worshipped with Lord Rama by his side.

How is Hanuman Jayanti Celebrated?

The preparations for commemorating the birth of Hanuman begin much before dawn. On this day, the priest bathes the idols and offers special prayers. They then smear his body 'sindoor' and oil. According to mythologists, it is believed that Sita applied this sindoor' on Hanuman's body to ensure the longevity of her husband—Ram.

At the illuminated Hanuman temples, there are long queues, where devotees offer sweets and bananas. They recite recitations from 'Hanuman Chalisa'—a set of prayers glorifying Hanuman, describing his past times in groups. In some zoos in India, they venerate monkeys as a form of Hanuman.

Men fast from dawn to dusk, praying for courage and strength. There are special entertainment programs called 'nautanki', where interesting dramas are enacted based on the heroic deeds performed by Hanuman. In some Indian cities, colorful processions fill the streets. People dance, carry idols of Lord Hanuman and a few people wear masks and tails to imitate the monkey, God.

A Day To Show Off Muscles

Hanuman Jayanti is significant for wrestlers and bodybuilders. On this day, these bulky bodybuilders fast from morning. They break their fast only at night. Bodybuilding and wrestling competitions are popular in Indian villages.

Hanuman Jayanti Puja Vidhi : Method of Worship 

1. Place chauki and cover it with red cloth

2. Spread Ganga Jal on the chauki for sudhikaran

3. Place the idol or picture on the chauki

4. Now take permission from lord Ganesh and lord hanuman to start the puja

5. Offer dhup and Pradip to the lord

6. Now request hanuman to receive your puja

7. After this offer Chandan as teelak to Lord Hanuman

8. Now offer rice over the teelak

9. After teelak now offer vog with fresh water

10. Now Offer tulsi leaves in the prasad

11. Also Offer flower garland

12. Do the pranam and wish for wellness

Hanuman Jayanti Puja Katha : Hanuman Jayanti Puja Story

According to the famous legend, it is said that when King Dasaratha, the kheer he got from Agni Dev, divided his three queens, one of the eagles in Kaikeyi's hand swung and took some kheer in the mouth, and flew back. When the eagle flew above the ashram of the goddess Anjana, Anjana was looking up.

Due to Anjana's mouth being open, a small portion of the kheer fell in her mouth and she ate that kheer involuntarily. By which Lord Hanuman, an incarnation of Shiva was born from his womb. On the full moon day of Chaitra month, on the Tuesday of a full moon, Hanuman Ji, wearing janeu, was born.

On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, according to their strength, the Shradwalu people offer sindura Chola, red cloth, flag, etc. Sandalwood mixed with saffron, flowers of Kaner, etc. in flowers, incense, incense sticks, lamp of pure ghee of cow, flour mixed with baked flour in ghee, laddus which are also known as Kasar ki Ladd. Their enjoyment is offered.

Lord Shree Hanuman Ji is pleased immediately by offering coconut and trees. In addition, vinegar can be used in indulgence. Climb fruits like bananas etc., go. Aarti of Shri Ram devotee is done with camphor. Greeting is done. Bhajan Kirtan and Jagran have special significance.

Sundar Kand, Hanuman Chalisa, etc. are recited on the day of Shri Hanuman Jayanti. On this date, a fair is also held in many places. Some of the places where the fair is held are Salasar, Mehndipur, Chandpol.

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