Hanuman Jayanti is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated to honor the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be observed on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
- Purnima Tithi Begins – 09:19 am on 5 April , 2023
- Purnima Tithi Ends – 10:04 am on 6 April, 2023
The shubh muhurat timings for Hanuman Jayanti as per Drik Panchang are as follows
- 06:06 am-07:40 am
- 12:24 pm-01:58 pm
- 1:58 pm-03:33 pm
- 5:07 pm-06:42 pm
- 6:42 pm-8:07 pm
- On April 7, 12:23 am-01:49 am, 04:39 am-06:05 am
Hanuman Jayanti History and Significance
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Lord Hanuman, a devotee of Lord Rama and a central figure in the epic Ramayana. He is also known as Bajrangbali, Vayu Dev, Vanara God and Anjaneya. According to Hindu mythology, Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Mahadeva and the possessor of Ashta Siddhi and Nav Nidhi.
Anjana, Hanuman’s mother, was an Apsara who was cursed to be born on earth. She was delivered from the curse and freed after giving birth to Hanuman. In order to become pregnant Anjana prayed fervently to Rudra for twelve years. Rudra gave them the son they desired when he was moved by her devotion. It is believed that at sunrise on the day of Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman was born.
Hanuman Jayanti is significant because of Lord Hanuman’s qualities of loyalty, bravery, and selflessness, and also, devotees think that Hanuman guards them against everything harm.
Celebration of Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in different ways in various parts of India. In North Indian states, it is primarily celebrated on Chaitra Purnima. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is celebrated for 41 days, starting on Chaitra Purnima and ending on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month. In in Tamil Nadu it is celebrated during Margashirsha Amavasya in Tamil Nadu. It is known as Hanuman Vratam in Karnataka and is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month.
On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, devotees visit Hanuman temples, offer prayers, and offer sindoor to Lord Hanuman. Some also observe fast on this day. Children can watch animated versions of Lord Hanuman movies showcasing the story of Ramayana.
Hanuman Jayanti is a significant Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Hanuman, a revered deity known for his devotion and virtues. The festival is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm across India, with devotees visiting temples, offering prayers, and observing fasts to seek Lord Hanuman’s blessings.