“Om Anjaneya Vidmahe
Vayu Putraya Dheemahe
Tanno Hanuman – Prachodayat”
Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated to the birth of Hanuman God. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Bahula Paksham in the month of Vaishaka. In Maharashtra Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. Hanuman is the son of Lord Pavana, the God of Wind (Vayudev). He is considered to be as one of the most powerful Hindu God in India.
Hanuman has a monkey face and a tail like monkey and thus is also said to be Kapeeswar or Lord of monkey. Hanuman is also known as Bajrang Bali. Hanuman Jayanthi is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. From early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship him. On that day special rituals are performed like ‘ Homalu, Abhishekalu’. ‘Akupujalu’ with betel leaves. And mainly ‘Chandana Alankaram’. Devotees perform puja in temples or at home.
Devotees chant or listen the Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Astottaram on that day. On auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanthi people apply Sindhur from Lord’s feet on their foreheads. This is considering being ritual for good health and good luck. Chanting Hanuman Gayatri daily, get good health and blessings of Lord Hanuman.
Sree Rama Jayam