Hanuman Jayanti in 2016
Hanuman Jayanti 2016 Date
To represent the significance and importance of birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman (popularly known as Bajrang Bali or Mahavir), Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on every 15th day of Shukla paksha in Chaitra month of Hindu calendar. In 2016, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on 22nd April, 2016. Hanuman Jayanti also known as Hanuman Janmotsava is always celebrated on the fourth full moon day of Chaitra with lots of enthusiasm and devotion across India.
According to the beliefs of Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman is considered as the most powerful God of Hindu religion and he is also known for his immortal devotion towards Lord Rama. Hence, the event of Hanuman Jayanti means very auspicious occasion for the Hindu religion. This year also, Hanuman Jayanti 2016 will be celebrated with lots of excitement and rituals.
Celebration and rituals of Hanuman Jayanti 2016
The celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti 2016 include Prayers and hymns of Lord Hanuman all the day. The Hanuman Jayanti Puja will be performed by all the devotees wishing for their well being and safety.
On start of the auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti 2016, people will go to the hanuman temples to offer their prayers to Lord Hanuman. In Hanuman Jayanti Puja, pundits will chant the mystic Hanuman Chalisa (which represents the accomplishments of tasks done by Lord Hanuman) for the well being of the society. People will apply vermillion the forehead of Lord Hanuman as their symbol of devotion to Lord Hanuman. On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, religious Hanuman Chalisa, foods, fruits and flowers are offered to the poor and needy ones. People keep fast on this auspicious occasion and organize special Hanuman Jayanti Puja for getting rid of the evil effects of the society.
Significance of Hanuman Jayanti
Lord hanuman was an immortal devotee of Lord Rama who is upheld as the model of human devotion towards their God. Lord Hanuman is considered as the symbol of power and hence, he has been named by several names like Mahavir, Maruti, Pavanputra and so on. Lord hanuman has been known for his unparallel and selfless service to Lord Rama marking his ultimate devotion towards the almighty. Hence,Hanuman Jayanti which marks the birth day of Lord hanuman is celebrated with much enthusiasm to remember the accomplishments of Lord hanuman so that he can give us the power for devotion towards God without any selfish attitude.
Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in different regions of India
In North India, Hanuman Jayanti date is 6th April 2016 which is the forth full moon
day of Chaitra month. In Andra Pradesh and Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated
on Vaishakha Bahula Dashmi which comes between the months of May- June. But in Gujarat
(including some parts of northern India, Ashwin Krishna Chaturdashi is celebrated
as Hanuman Jayanti which falls one day before Diwali.
In Tamil Nadu and Kerela, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated during Margali Masam or Marghazi month which falls during December-January.
Different dates of Hanuman Jayanti 2016
Date of Hanuman Jayanti 2016 in North India: 22nd April
So, these are the different dates of Hanuman Jayanti 2016 which has been given according
to the respective regions of India.