Hanuman Jayanti is one of the most important Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman, who is considered to be a great devotee of Lord Rama and an incarnation of Shiva.
In this article we will share the date, significance, pooja timing, rituals to be done for Hanuman Jayanti and seek his blessings.
The Date changes every year
This festival falls on the full moon day in April every year and is celebrated with great fervor by Hindus all over the world.
This year, Hanuman Jayanti is on 16 April 2022.
Why do we celebrate Hanuman Jayanti?
This celebration is a commemoration of Lord Hanuman (the immortal monkey God) and his vast contribution to the Ramayana. Thousands of devotees gather together to worship this great deity who was instrumental in helping Rama along with his journey.
How to do simple pooja and worship on Hanuman Jayanti?
The pooja or worship of Lord Hanuman on this day is considered to be very auspicious and is believed to bestow devotees with strength, courage and power.
Timing of Pooja:
The timing of the hanuman jayanti pooja varies depending on the location. In general, it is celebrated during the early morning hours. The specific time is determined by the Hindu lunar calendar.
The timing of the pooja is also very important and is usually performed during the Brahma Muhurta, which is the time before sunrise.
Here are some steps that you can follow to perform the pooja:
1) Gather all the necessary items for the pooja, such as a hanuman statue or picture, flowers, fruits, incense, ghee lamp, vermillion powder, and sacred thread.
2) Cleanse your mind and body by taking a bath. Wear fresh clothes and sit in front of the hanuman statue or picture.
3) Place the hanuman statue or picture on a clean and auspicious spot.
4) Offer flowers and fruits to the deity.
5) Light the incense and ghee lamp.
6) Chant mantras or hymns in praise of Lord Hanuman.
7) Apply vermillion powder on the hanuman statue or picture.
8) Tie a sacred thread around the Hanuman statue or picture.
9) Meditate on the hanuman statue or picture and seek his blessings.
10) Conclude the pooja by offering your sincere thanks to Lord Hanuman. You can also distribute prasadam (holy food) among all the devotees.
Remember to apply the vermillion powder (from Hanumanji’s Left foot) to your forehead as a tilak.
There are a number of rituals associated with the worship of Lord Hanuman on this day. Many devotees also fast on this day and break their fast only after the pooja is over.
Short on Time?
If you do not have time to visit a temple or do the pooja at home, take some time to fold your hands in prayer and thank Hanumanji for his blessings and removing all obstacles from your life.
Remember, Hanumanji is believed to remove all obstacles, including a heavy Shani in your Astrological chart.
Hanumanji, the Monkey God, the Hindu God of Wind, the son of Pawan, is known for his extraordinary daring feats, strength and loyalty. By praying to him today, you can invoke these qualities within yourself and seek his blessings.
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Happy Hanuman Jayanti & Blessed Be!