In the year 2016 Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on 22 April. Any of the individual who is suffering from the problems can perform the puja on this day in order to remove all the ill effects from the life of an individual. The Hanuman Jayanti is the day when the Lord Hanuman Birthday is commemorated. The Lord Hanuman is known from different names like Anjaneya, Maruti, Vanara Devta, Sankat Mochan etc. The birthday of Hanuman is celebrated in the month of Chaitra during the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha. This day is also known as the day of Chaitra Purnima.
According to Hindu mythology, the Lord Hanuman is born from the Anjana(mother) and kesari(father). But there was some curse to Anjana due to which she was born as the female monkey and was redeemed to hold the baby in womb. According to ancient books and beliefs it is believed that King Dasaratha was performing the ritual to get child while the Anjana and her husband was also doing the same puja. The pious devotion of the king Dasaratha made him to get the pudding from God which he needs to distribute among his three wives. After sometime, the Lord of wind arrived and flew the kite which was holding some of the fragment of pudding and it dropped at the place where the Anjana was doing the puja. Anjana took this pudding as the blessing of the God and due to this Lord Hanuman was born.
Lord Hanuman is considered to be the devotee of Lord Rama and it has been the legend that the Lord Hanuman brought the Sita back to Rama. Siince Lord Hanuman can fly in the air so he was capable to find the Sita in Lanka and saved her from the devil Ravaana. In the war Lakshmana was injured and there was no scope left for his survival, so in order to save Lakshmana Lord hanuman brought the Sanjivni Parvat which has the capability to cure the wounds. Due to this Lord Lakshmana life was saved. In the victory of Lord Rama Hanuman had placed a major role and therefore as a tribute Rama gave Hanuman a place in his heart. Whenever the Lord Rama puja is done, the puja is offered to Lord Hanuman also.
On hanuman Jayanti, devotees keep the fast on this day and this fast is specially kept by Maharashtrians. The whole day fast is kept and it is broken on the next day. People who keep the fasts on this day is blessed by the Lord Hanuman and all the evil effects in their life is being removed. This fast especially is kept by men or the married women because Lord was Brahmachari. The holy bath is taken on this day and the house is cleaned well. Afterwards the idol of Hanuman is kept at puja place and the Aarti is being recited. Afterwards, the Prasad is being distributed among the devotees. The mantra that is recited on this day is
Yatra yatra raghunatha kirtanam;
Tatra tatra kritha masthakanjalim;
Bhaspavaari paripurna lochanam;
Maarutim namata raakshasanthakam.
This mantra needs to be recited 108 times so that the proper benefit is being received from God.
Category: Festival 2015
Created: Friday, April 15 2016
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar