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Hanuman Jayanti 2020 Special: How to Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti

Commemorate the Birth of Hanuman:

How to Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti 2020

Today, we will discuss Hanuman Jayanti, as we know that nowadays we are facing a lot of issues but don't worry, let's pray to the lord" Hanuman Ji" to give the capacity to face these problems.I don’t think I need to tell here who God Hanuman is. 

He has a huge amount of worshippers and I’m pretty sure whoever is reading this article, you are probably already more than a little bit familiar with the legend of Lord Hanuman. But for anyone who doesn’t know, Lord Hanuman is the king of Vanars (monkeys) and is the one who wreaked havoc on Lanka and burned it because Raavan had Sita captive.

Hanuman was very devoted to Lord Rama, the eldest son of Dashrath and Rama’s wife Sita. Lord Hanuman is worshipped as a deity having great power and ability to defeat any and all kinds of evil. And is believed to provide protection to his devotees.

Lord Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and his steadfast and unwavering devotion to him is known all throughout the world. He is the symbol of strength and energy and loyalty. It is said that he can assume any form at will and he wields the Gada and many more celestial weapons, he can also move mountains and hills and can fly as well. He can seize clouds and also equally rival Garuda in the swiftness of flight.

Hanuman is also assumed to be an incarnation of Shiva himself due to how his birth came about. His mother was an apsara, Anjana who was born on earth due to being cursed and was liberated from the said curse by bearing a son. She prayed to Lord Shiva for a son and performed intense prayers to get Lord Shiva to grant her a son. 

Some also assume him to be the son of the wind god Vayu. Vishnu himself said to Narad that the curse he had placed on Vishnu, for him to dependent on a Vanara, would act as a boon leading to the birth of Shiva’s avatar- Hanuman, without whose help Vishnu’s avatar – Rama, couldn’t defeat Raavana.

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Hanuman Jayanti is a religious festival of Hindus and celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman is greatly revered around India and Nepal.  It is usually celebrated on different dates in different parts of India. In most parts of India, the festival is celebrated in either Chaitra or in Vaisakha. But a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu celebrate it in Dhanu.

This day is considered really auspicious. And devotees of Lord Hanuman worship and celebrate him and ask him for his protection and blessings. They visit temples in large numbers and religious offerings are presented to the deity. The devotees, in turn, receive prasad by the temple priests in the form of sweets. 

Flowers, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash and also Ganga Jal. Various devotional hymns and prayers are recited on this day, the most popular of all being the Hanuman Chalisa and the holy scriptures of Ramayana and Mahabharata are also recited and read aloud. Devotees also take a holy dip.

In states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the famous Hanuman Temples celebrate this festival on grand scales and with pomp and excitement. In most states, processions and religious gatherings are carried out. In states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is celebrated for 41 days. It is the most popular festival in all the north Indian states.

On Hanuman, Jayanti fasts are carried out by Sadhaks and special pooja and paths are also carried out. Ramacharitamanas Akhand path and Bhagwada Gita path are carried out amongst readings from other Puranas and scriptures too. Spiritual discourses are also organized on this day in the temples.

It falls on the date of April 8, 2020

Hanuman is also known by many other names like Pawanputra, Maruti, Kesari Nandan, and Bajrang Bali. It is also said by the devotees and priests that if you want Lord Rama to drive away your sorrows, you need to pray to Lord Hanuman as it is the only way to reach Lord Rama.

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