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Hanuman Jayanti in 2017
Hanuman Jayanti is observed on a Chaitra Purnima, as per our Hindu Calendar. According to our Scriptures, incarnation of Lord Shiva had taken birth on Earth who was named as Maruti i.e. Lord Hanuman. That's why this day is marked as Hanuman Jayanti. In 2017, this day will be marked on 11th of April. Every region has their own way to celebrate it. It's date also changes according to the regional calendar. To know more about this occasion, keep on readin...
Celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti
It is believed that Lord Hanuman was born during sun rise. All the temples of Lord Hanuman are decorated beautifully for the celebrations of hanuman Jayanti and the devotees visit the temples to worship Lord Hanuman early in the morning. The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is very popular among the people who are highly devoted to the Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman was himself an extraordinary devotee of Lord Rama, therefore people are very dedicated to him and try to match up the level of Hanuman's devotion.
The priests as well as the devotees chant the Hanuman chalisa number of times to worship Lord Hanuman. On that particular day of hanuman Jayanti, food is also distributed to the poor people and the one in need. Hanuman Jayanti is an auspicious occasion,that marks the purity of people's dedication and devotion toward Lord Hanuman. It is important for all the devotees to wake up early in the morning and visit the temple after taking bath to offer prayers. People perform all the necessary rituals on Hanuman Jayanti, just as before, not only to complete the rituals of the festival but also because people genuinely want to delight their Lord Hanuman. Worshipping and dedicating time in the service of Lord Hanuman and observing fast concludes the celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti.
Lord Hanuman and the beauty of Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti is a day when the greatest devotee of Lord Rama was born - Lord Hanuman. The dedication and loyalty of Lord Hanuman towards Lord Rama is known to all. People have always appreciated his abundant love for Lord Rama and take vows to walk on the path shown by Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman believed that he took birth to serve Lord Rama and helped him in all possible ways and he showed people that real essence of life lies in being simple and dedicating yourself to the divine power.
People till date follow the ethics of Lord Hanuman and pray for him with whole heart. Apart from Hanuman Jayanti, people who have dedicated their life to Lord Hanuman also fast on Tuesdays and abstain from everything like non vegetarian and alcohol on that day. Some of the utter followers of Lord Hanuman are also the practitioners of celibacy throughout their life as it was one of the Lord Hanuman's ethics.
As Lord Hanuman himself used to worship and honor Lord Rama, worshipping Lord Rama on Hanuman Jayanti is also considered very auspicious. The faith of people in Lord Hanuman is such that people observe fast on Hanuman Jayanti and request him to bless them with happiness.
Any festival becomes more beautiful by the ways it is celebrated. Lord Hanuman was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Lord Hanuman is not only the symbol of power and strength but he also indicates purity and power of being loyal. He was so powerful that he alone was enough for the army of demons. People are not only fascinated by the great aura of Lord Hanuman but also wish to be the same.
Hanuman Jayanti works as a medium through which people feel connected to the divine Lord Hanuman. Celebrate the festival of Hanuman Jayanti and ensure that you are blessed by the Lord Hanuman.