Hanuman Jayanti 2024:- Date, puja timing, significance and all you need to know

Hanuman Jayanti 2024: Hanuman Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. This year, it falls on April 23, 2024. Hanuman is also known as Sankatmochan, Pawanputra, Bajrangbali, Anjaneya, Vanara God, Maruti and Rudra.

Hanuman Jayanti 2024
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Hanuman Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. It is the festival of hindus and they celebrate it with full of enthusiasm and fervour. As per hindu calendar, he was born on full moon day during Chaitra month. This year, Hanuman Jayanti falls on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. He dedicated his whole life in the service of Lord Rama and never got married. We know that Hanuman played a significant role in Ramayana. He helped Lord Rama a lot to defeat Ravana.

Hanuman has many other names such as Sankatmochan, Pawanputra, Bajrangbali, Anjaneya, Vanara God, Maruti and Rudra.

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Hanuman Jayanti 2024:- Date and puja timing

According to Drik Panchang,

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 Date:- April 23, 2024

Purnima Tithi begins:- 03:25 AM on April 23, 2024

Purnima Tithi ends:- 05:18 AM on April 24, 2024

Hanuman Jayanti 2024:- Significance

Hanuman was born to Mata Anjana and Kesari. It is believed that Anjana and Kesari worshipped Lord Shiva and did penance before Hanuman’s birth. Lord Shiva pleased and blessed them by giving birth to Hanuman. That’s why Hanuman is considered the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Hanuman is also described as the son of Vayu Deva i.e. the wind God. On Hanuman Jayanti, people wake up early in the morning and after bathing wear clean clothes. Devotees visit Hanuman temple and offer boondi and laddoo to him. They also offer sindoor (vermillion), garlands and flowers.

Lord Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. This can be gauged from this when he brought Dronagiri hill for Sanjeevani herb. Wrestlers and bodybuilders also pray to Lord Hanuman. In villages, wrestling competitions are held on this day.

Devotees observe a day long fast on this day. They chant Hanuman Chalisa 108 times as it is believed to get rid of sorrows and negative powers.

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