Hanuman Jayanti celebration in Covid 2021. Details about this Parv.
Posted On April 27, 2021
Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Hindu God Hanuman, who is immensely venerated throughout India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India. In most states of India, the festival is observed either in Chaitra (usually on the day of Chaitra Pournimaa) or in Vaishakha, while in a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated in Dhanu (called Margazhi in Tamil).
Lord Hanuman is worshipped as a deity with the ability to attain victory against evil and provide protection. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings. They flock to temples to worship him and present religious offerings. In return, The devotees receive Prasad by the temple priests as sweets, flowers, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash (udi) and Ganga jal (holy water). People also celebrate him on this day by reciting various devotional hyms and prayers like the Hanuman Chalisa and reading holy scriptures like the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Hanuman Janam-Utsav is an important festival of the Hindus. Hanuman Janmotsav is also the biggest celebrated festival in India. Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and is widely known for his unflinching devotion to Rama. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. He is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield the gada (including many celestial weapons), move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds, and equally rival Garuda in the swiftness of flight.
Why Lord Hanuman Birth Anniversary is Celebrated Twice Every Year?
The auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to pay tribute to Lord Hanuman on his birth anniversary. The day is observed twice a year. It is celebrated on Chaitra Poornima in southern India while the day is observed on Narak Chaturdashi or Krishna Paksh in the northern region.
One Jayanti marks the birth of Lord Hanuman, while the other marks Hanuman Vijayam (Victory of Hanuman). As per Hindu scriptures, Hanuman Jayanti observed on Tuesday during the month of Chaitra as per Hindu calendar marks the day of Hanuman’s victory. As per Ramayana, when Lord Hanuman went in search of Goddess Sita after she was abducted by the demon Ravana, he reached Ashoka Vatika, a garden in Lanka.
When Lord Hanuman was spotted by Ravana’s men, they tried to capture him. But Lord Hanuman emerged victorious as he not only destroyed the Ashoka Vatika and killed many soldiers including his son, he even set Lanka on fire with his tail. Some also believe that when Goddess Sita was returning with Lord Rama and Hanuman after defeating Ravana, she blessed Hanuman with immortality after seeing his dedication to Lord Rama. To hail the victory of Lord Hanuman, and his boon of immortality, this day is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti.
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was born on Saturday, Krishna paksh Chaturdashi during the month of Kartik. The legend has it that Lord Hanuman was born on this day to Anjana and Kesari, when the mother was meditating for a child on Anjanadri hill.
The devotees celebrate the auspicious occasion by performing many rituals and observing a day-long fast too. They chant the Akhand Path of Ramcharitra Manas and Sundarkand to seek blessings from the God. Many people offer sindoor or vermillion to lord and perform the ritual of bathing the idol of Lord Hanuman with holy Ganga water.
Lord Hanuman is known by various names such as Bajrangbali, Kesarinandan, Anjaniputra, and Pawanputra across the nation. Known as a passionate devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman is a deity who symbolizes courage, loyalty and compassion.
What is the date of Hanuman Jayanti in 2021?
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was born during Chaitra Purnima just after sunrise during weekday Mangalwar. As per drikpanchang.com, he was born during Chitra Nakshatra and Mesha Lagna.
This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be observed on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Hanuman Jayanti 2021: Tithi
The Purnima tithi begins at 12:44 on Apr 26, 2021, and ends at 09:01 on Apr 27, 2021.
Hanuman Jayanti 2021: Puja Vidhi
On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, devotees observe a day-long fast, perform puja by offering vermilion or red cloth, with flowers like marigold, visit the temple and carry out processions and religious gatherings. Various kinds of foods, sweets, and flowers are also offered to Lord Hanuman and distributed to his followers as Prasad.
Here’s how you can celebrate Hanuman Jayanti at home
Pray together: Both the young and the old enjoy celebrating Hanuman Jayanti. Involve everyone in the family to pay respect to Hanuman Ji. Decorate the alter or mandir together. Light a small ceremonial diya. All this can be done while chanting mantras. You can also recite the famous Hanuman Chalisa together or listen to it.
Prepare favourite food of Lord Hanuman together: Bundi and besan ladoos are believed to be the favourite sweets of Hanuman Ji. Look up on the Internet and make these goodies.
Watch movies of Lord Hanuman together: Films based on mythological stories of Hanuman Ji, Krishna, Ganesha or the Ramayana and Mahabharata are a big hit among children. Here are some of the films – Stories of Bajrangbali (1976), Hanuman (2005), Bal Hanuman Series (2006-12) and Return of Hanuman (2007)