Hanuman Jayanti 2018 Festival Origin | Significance – Hanumath Jayanthi Puja Date & Time in India.
|2016 date||April 21|
|2017 date||April 11, Tuesday|
|2018 date||March 31, Saturday|
Hanumanh Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa).
Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to that god. From early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship him.
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.
Devotees observe Hanuman Jayanti during different time of the year according to their regional beliefs and the type of calendar being followed. Hanuman Jayanti during Chaitra Purnima is the most popular one in North Indian states.
Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield rocks, move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds and rival Garuda in swiftness of flight. He is worshipped as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.
As per Amanta as well as Purnimanta Hindu Calendar – Purnima (the full moon day) of Chaitra (1st month). Hanumath Jayanthi Puja Date & Time in India Details Check below table here.
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Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and He is the central figure of Hindu epic Ramayana. Hence the origin of the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman goes back to Era of Lord Rama. Hence, it is difficult to find the exact time of Hanuman Jayanti as it is getting observed since ages (as per some unconfirmed records Lord Hanuman was born approximately 1 crore and 85 lakhs years before).
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was born during Chaitra Purnima just after sunrise on weekday Mangalwar. He was born during Chitra Nakshatra and Mesha Lagna.
Hanuman Jayanti Deity(s)
Lord Hanuman is the main deity who is worshipped on the day of Hanuman Jayanti.
Hanuman Jayanti Observance
- a day long fast on Hanuman Jayanti
- Shodashopachara Hanuman Puja
- visiting Hanuman temple
- offering Sindoor i.e. red vermilion to Lord Hanuman
In Andhra, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated for 41-days which starts on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month. In Andhra Pradesh devotees begin 41-days Deeksha on Chaitra Purnima and conclude it on Hanuman Jayanthi day.
In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is known as Hanumath Jayanthi and observed during Margashirsha Amavasya. In Gregorian calendar Tamil Hanuman Jayanti falls in January or December.
In Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month. The day is popularly known as Hanuman Vratam.
It is believed that Hanuman was born at Sunrise. On Hanuman Jayanti day temples start spiritual discourses at dawn before Sunrise and stop it after Sunrise.
Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita himself, is also known as Anjaneya.