The date of Hanuman Jayanti in 2022 is based on the Hindu calendar and is in India Standard Time. In 2022, Hanuman Jayanti occurs on a Saturday, April 16, making it a doubly fortunate day. Saturday is devoted to Shani Bhagavan in Hinduism, and individuals who get the blessing of Hanuman on this day will not be harmed by Shani throughout their lives.
Following the splendor of the Ram Navami festival, the sacred Hanuman Jayanti festival is celebrated with much pomp and circumstance. Hanuman’s birthday has arrived, which is a wonderful occasion to celebrate with everyone! He is often regarded as one of the most remarkable heroes to emerge from the famous Indian epic ‘Ramayana.’
Thousands of Hindus, particularly followers of Lord Hanuman, come together to commemorate this auspicious day with great fervor and devotion. When it comes to the festival of Hanuman Jayanti, the many faces of Hanuman are remembered and worshipped in a variety of ways.
In accordance with the traditional lunar Hindu calendar, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on the full moon (Purnima) day in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) on the day of the full moon (Purnima).
The festival of Hanuman Jayanthi will be celebrated on April 16, 2022. Lord Hanuman, also known as Bajrang Bali and Anjaneya, is one of Hinduism’s most renowned deities and is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful beings. He is a Chiranjeevi, which means he has been granted immortality.
Lord Hanuman’s Importance in Hinduism
A well-known statement from ancient Indian traditions states that if one asks for Lord Rama to neutralize all of their grief, the Lord may only be contacted via Hanuman, who is a monkey god. As a result, this festival is the most appropriate time of year to seek Lord Rama and Hanuman’s grace.
Lord Hanuman, who is a global follower of Lord Rama, exudes great strength, as may be sensed by everybody. He fills one’s heart with delight and removes all of one’s concerns. According to legend, chanting the famed ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ continually may help in the removal of suffering as well as the acquisition of magical abilities. Isn’t it fantastic? Many people have been inspired by Hanuman’s power and have become His fervent followers.
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To mark Lord Hanuman’s birth is celebrated Hanuman Jayanti, a very popular festival in India. Hanuman Jayanti happens annually on the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Date) of the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar. Bajrang Bali, also identified as Vanara Lord, is thought to have been raised on this auspicious day and so Hanuman Jayanti is observed in commemoration of his conception.
People wake up early in the day to pay their reverence and worship Lord Hanuman, take a bath, and practice puja and arti along with singing bhajans. People often recite Hanuman Chalisa, as reciting it is believed to relieve all the sufferings of one’s own life. On this day Lord Hanuman is also given different kinds of fruits, candy, and flowers.
Devotees conduct puja on this day by giving vermilion or red silk, with flowers such as marigolds, rose and giving laddu, halwa, banana as prasad, temple visits, processions, and religious gatherings. Yet this year, despite the shutdown of coronavirus, there will be no processions and no religious events will be organized. Lord Hanuman is often given different kinds of fruits, candy, and roses, and distributed as Prasad to his disciples.
Anjana, the wife of Vanaraja Kesari (the King of Monkeys), was raised to Lord Hanuman. It’s claimed that Muni Vishwamitra blamed Anjana for upsetting him. He blamed Anjana for giving birth to a single monkey. Anjana worshipped Lord Shiva to get rid of the curse and urged him to be part of her family. And Lord Hanuman is thought to be a manifestation of Lord Shiva.
Another part of the tale informs us that King Dasharatha conducted a Putrakameshti yagna ceremony for getting children in which he got some payasam. But a kite snatched a piece of it, and it was handed over to Anjana by the Pawan Dev, and Lord Hanuman was raised. Because of this, even Lord Hanuma is regarded as ‘Pawan Putra.’
Lord Hanuman’s devotees honor him on this auspicious day and seek divine safety and blessings. To honor him they flock to temples and make religious offerings. The devotees in exchange earn Prasad as candy, fruits, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash (udi), and Ganga jal (holy water) from the temple priests.
During this day, people often commemorate him by reciting numerous devotional hyms and prayers such as the Hanuman Chalisa, and reading sacred scriptures such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Hanuman Janam-Utsav is a major Hindus Festival. Lord Hanuman is Lord Sri Rama’s devoted devotee, and is well recognized for his unflinching dedication to Sri Rama. Hanuman symbolizes power and strength.
He is said to be in a position to take any shape at will, hold the gada (including several celestial weapons), shift mountains, dash through the air, grab the clouds and similarly match Garuda in-flight speed. Lord Hanuman is decorated as a god with the power to gain triumph over evil and to provide a defense.
Lord Hanuman was raised on mount Anjaneri. His mother Anjana was an apsara, raised because of a curse on Earth. From this curse, she was rescued by giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana says that his father Kesari was Brihaspati’s uncle, he was the King of a place called Sumeru.
Anjana prayed deeply to Shiva for 12 long years to get a boy. Pleased with their dedication, Shiva offered them the son they sought. Hanuman is the embodiment or manifestation of Shiva himself, in another understanding.
The son of the deity Vayu (Wind God) is also called Hanuman; many separate theories account for the position of the Vayu in the creation of Hanuman. One tale described in Eknath’s Bhavartha Ramayana (16th century CE) notes that when Anjana worshiped Shiva.
Ayodhya’s King Dasharatha also performed the Putrakama yagna rite in order to bear babies. As a consequence, he got some holy pudding (payasam) that his three wives should share, leading to the births of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. A kite grabbed a piece of the pudding by divine decree and lost it while traveling over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship.
Vayu, the wind’s Hindu god, brought the dropping pudding to Anjana’s outstretched paws, which ate it. As a consequence, Hanuman was born to her. Another story has it that Anjana and her husband Kesari wished for a boy in Shiva. Under the guidance of Shiva, Vayu shifted its male energies to the womb of Anjana.
Hanuman is, thus, known as the son of the Vayu Another tale of the roots of Hanuman is taken from the Vishnu Purana and Naradeya Purana. Narada, infatuated with a woman, went to his lord Vishnu, to make him appear like Vishnu, so that at swayamvara (husband-choosing ceremony) the woman would garland him.
He asked hari mukh (Hari is another Vishnu term, and mukh means face). Instead, Vishnu conferred him a vanara’s profile. Unconscious of this, Narada went to the queen, who broke into laughter before all of the king’s court at the sight of his ape-like features. Narada, unable to endure the embarrassment, Vishnu cursed, that one day Vishnu will be reliant upon a vanara.
Vishnu responded that what he had accomplished was for Narada’s own benefit, and if he were to pursue marriage he would have weakened his own forces. Vishnu also stated that Hari has a dual sense of vanara in Sanskrit.
Narada repented upon learning this, for offending Vishnu. But Vishnu asked him not to repent as the curse would work as a gift, for it would lead to the birth of Hanuman, an avatar of Shiva, without whose aid Rama (the avatar of Vishnu) could not destroy Ravana.
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