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Hanuman Jayanti: 23 April, 2024

"Divine Devotion: Celebrating Hanuman Jayanti 2024"

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Hanuman Jayanti 2024: This year Hanuman Jayanti is being celebrated on 23rd April.

Hanuman Jayanti, celebrated on April 23rd in 2024, is a significant Hindu festival honoring the birth of Lord Hanuman, the epitome of devotion, courage, and strength. This auspicious occasion is marked with great enthusiasm and reverence by millions of devotees across the globe.

Devotees wake up before dawn and begin the day with prayers, chanting of Hanuman Chalisa, and visiting temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Special ceremonies and rituals are conducted in temples where the idol of Hanuman is bathed with water, milk, honey, and offered flowers and sweets as a mark of devotion. The recitation of sacred texts like Ramayana, which narrates the heroic deeds of Hanuman, fills the atmosphere with spiritual fervor.

One of the most cherished aspects of Hanuman Jayanti is the communal singing of devotional songs and hymns in praise of Lord Hanuman. These songs, often accompanied by musical instruments, resonate with the devotees’ deep-seated reverence and love for their beloved deity.

Throughout the day, devotees observe fasts and engage in acts of charity and seva (selfless service) as a way to emulate Hanuman’s virtues of selflessness and dedication. Many devotees also undertake pilgrimage to holy sites associated with Hanuman, seeking his blessings for strength, protection, and fulfillment of their wishes.

Hanuman Jayanti is not merely a religious festival but a celebration of inner strength, devotion, and unwavering faith. It serves as a reminder to individuals to cultivate qualities of humility, courage, and selflessness in their lives, following the noble example set by Lord Hanuman.

As the day draws to a close, devotees gather for evening aarti (ritual of worship with light) and offer prayers, seeking Hanuman’s blessings for prosperity, peace, and happiness for themselves and their loved ones.

In essence, Hanuman Jayanti is a joyous occasion that unites devotees in a shared expression of reverence and devotion towards Lord Hanuman, reaffirming their faith in the power of righteousness and divine grace.

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Origin on Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Rama is legendary. He played a pivotal role in the epic Ramayana by assisting Lord Rama in his quest to rescue his wife, Sita, from the demon king Ravana. Hanuman’s unwavering dedication, immense strength, and boundless courage earned him admiration and reverence from millions of devotees.

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm by Hindus all over India and many parts of the world. The exact date of Hanuman Jayanti varies based on the Hindu lunar calendar, typically falling on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Chaitra month. Devotees observe this auspicious day by visiting temples dedicated to Hanuman, reciting prayers and hymns, fasting, and performing charitable acts.

The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti serves as a reminder of Hanuman’s exemplary virtues, including selflessness, loyalty, and humility. It also symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and inspires devotees to emulate Hanuman’s qualities in their own lives, striving for spiritual growth and righteousness.

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The Hanuman Jayanti puja vidhi, or ritual procedure, varies slightly depending on regional customs and individual preferences. However, here is a general outline of the steps commonly followed during the Hanuman Jayanti puja:

  1. Preparation:

    • Cleanse the puja area and decorate it with flowers, rangoli (colored powders), and pictures or idols of Lord Hanuman.

    • Gather necessary puja items including incense sticks, camphor, diyas (oil lamps), flowers, fruits, sweets, coconut, turmeric, kumkum (vermilion), sandalwood paste, and offerings like betel leaves and nuts.

  2. Invocation (Pran Pratishtha):

    • Begin by invoking Lord Hanuman’s presence by chanting his mantras or the Hanuman Chalisa.

    • Perform the Pran Pratishtha ritual by mentally inviting Lord Hanuman to reside in the idol or image placed for worship.

  3. Ganesh Puja:

    • Offer prayers to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, seeking his blessings for a successful puja.

  4. Sankalp (Resolve):

    • Make a formal resolve or sankalp, stating the purpose of the puja and seeking Lord Hanuman’s blessings for spiritual growth and protection.

  5. Hanuman Puja:

    • Offer water (achaman) to Lord Hanuman for purification.

    • Perform abhishekam (ritual bathing) of the idol or image with water, milk, yogurt, honey, ghee, and/or fruit juices.

    • Offer flowers, tulsi leaves (holy basil), and sandalwood paste to Lord Hanuman.

    • Light incense sticks and offer them along with camphor to the deity.

    • Recite Hanuman mantras, stotras, or the Hanuman Chalisa with devotion.

    • Offer prasad (sweets or fruits) to Lord Hanuman.

  6. Aarti:

    • Conclude the puja by performing the Hanuman Aarti, waving camphor or diyas in front of the deity while singing hymns in praise of Lord Hanuman.

  7. Prayer and Meditation:

    • Spend some time in silent prayer or meditation, seeking Lord Hanuman’s blessings for strength, courage, and spiritual upliftment.

  8. Distribution of Prasad:

    • Distribute the prasad to family members, friends, and devotees as a blessed offering from Lord Hanuman.

  9. Conclusion:

    • Conclude the puja with gratitude and reverence, expressing thanks to Lord Hanuman for his blessings and divine presence.

It’s essential to perform the Hanuman Jayanti puja with sincerity, devotion, and purity of heart, seeking spiritual upliftment and divine grace from Lord Hanuman.

ॐ Jai Shree Ram ॐ

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