Hanuman Jayanti: Significance, Rituals And Tithi Timings
Hanuman Jayanthi is an auspicious day to remember the Lord Hanuman. The Hindu deity is well-known in the avatar of Monkey. We celebrate his birth anniversary on the 15th day of Chitra Pournami. And thereafter, series of rituals and religious activities are followed. Devotees celebrate this day with great pleasure in order to win God’s blessings. Lord Hanuman is known for his power, energy, and immense devotion. Also, people believe that you may come out of the difficulties by remembering his name during the tough times.
How Devotees Worship Lord Hanuman?
Devotees visit the Hanuman temple on Hanuman Jayanti to receive fresh energies and positivity in mind. Some of them also observe a day-long fast as a part of rituals to worship the Lord. On the idols of Hanumanji, there is a vermilion. This is because the Lord Hanuman Ji had vermeil for Rama’s long life. On Hanuman Jayanti, people organize the Sundar Kanda path of the Ramcharitmanas.
In Tamilnadu and Kerala, Hanuman Jayanti is observed on the Amavasya of the Margashirsha month, while in Orissa, it is observed on the first day of the Vaishakh month. This day is observed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh from Chaitra Purnima to the tenth day of the Vaishakh month.
Facts About Hanuman Jayanti
This auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti is observed twice a year. One on Chaitra Poornima and also on Narak Chaturdashi to commemorate Lord Hanuman’s birth. According to legend, Lord Hanuman once inquired of goddess Sita as to why she wears sindoor.
Despite being a brahmachari, he had a son named Makardhawaja. Hanuman’s son Makardhwaja was born from the mighty fish of the same name when Hanuman dipped his tail in the sea after burning the entire Lanka. Makardhawaja is said to have been conceived after a shark ate his sweat.
Important Date And Time For Hanuman Jayanti 2021
- Date: April 27, 2021 – Tuesday
- Tithi Timings:
- Purnima Tithi Begins – 12:44 on Apr 26, 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends – 09:01 on Apr 27, 2021
Lord Hanuman Keeps Lord Rama In His Heart
Lord Hanuman has a deep respect for Lord Rama and Maa Sita. He worships a couple with a pure heart and urges his devotees to remember the name of Lord Rama. Myths suggest Lord Hanuman broke his chest to showcase the idol of Lord Rama as proof of his devotion. Moreover, Lord Hanuman is the son of Vayu, and mainly, he is worshipped on Saturdays.
Why Lord Rama Killed Hanuman?
When Lord Hanuman arrived at a field for execution, he left everyone surprised. Everyone tried to kill him, but none of the arrows fired at him was able to injure him. This is because he continued to chant Lord Ram’s name. Thereafter, Lord Ram himself stepped up with his special weapon, Brahmastra. Lord Rama then killed him as his word to Vishwamitra bound him.
Rituals To Be Followed On Hanuman Jayanti
- Get up early and take a bath
- Wear orange coloured fresh clothes.
- Visit the nearby Hanuman temple
- Worship Lord Hanuman with a pure a heart
- Chant the Hanuman Chalisa or any recite any other scared songs
Devotees worship Hanuman to eliminate the existence of negative energies. People who are dealing with the adverse effects of Saturn may also worship Lord Hanuman to get rid of it. If you offer sincere prayers to Lord Hanuman, you may overcome life obstacles. You may find interest in spirituality and may inspire people around you.