Hanuman Jayanti - Hanuman Jayanti 2013 - Lord Hanuman Birthday
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Kartik month. In 2013, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on 1st November, Friday. Devotees should wake up early in the morning, take bath and worship Lord Hanuman with devotion and faith. Vermilion is mixed with the oil and offered to the god while performing puja ceremony.
On Hanuman Jayanti, devotees offer red color clothes, flag, Sindoor (vermilion) etc. Bhog is given to Lord Hanuman which include, fruits, laddu, wheat churma etc. In the evening, a lamp of jasmine oil is lighted in front of the idol, while reciting sunderkand path. The Hanuman Jayanti on this day is celebrated according to the North India culture, whereas in the South India it is observed in the Chaitra month.
As per the legends, Lord Shiva was born in the manifestation of Lord Hanuman to Ma Anjana. Lord Hanuman was born on the Narak Chaudas of Kartik month. Taking holy bath, making donations and other religious works on this day have special significance according to the ancient scriptures. It is believed that by doing religious activities one gets to achieve auspicious results throughout the month. In some places, people also observe fast to please Lord Lakshmi Narayana.
Hanuman Jayanti Fast
It is believed that worshipping Lord Hanuman by chanting Hanuman mantra brings auspicious results. Reciting Hanuman chalisa path on this day pleases Lord Hanuman. Person observing fast with rituals gets freedom from all sins and obstructions of life. It is believed that Ravana’s Lanka was also burnt by Hanuman on the same day only.
On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, devotees offer vermilion, red clothes, sandalwood, garland of flowers etc. as per his potency. Lord Hanuman is pleased by offering coconut and parts of trees. Also, Dakh-Churma is used in Bhog. Fruits like banana etc. are offered. Aarti is performed using camphor. Lord is bowed, worshipped and then, Bhajan, Kirtans and Jagrans are performed.
Significance of Hanuman Jayanti
Fairs are organised at many places on this day. Some famous places are, Salasar, Mehendipur, Chandpol. his fast can be observed by all age group people. All wishes of devotees come true by observing this fast. Lord Hanuman removes all kinds of sufferings and problems of life.