Hanuman Jayanti 2018
Hanumath or Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year as the birth of Lord Hanuman who is considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Hanuman Jayanti Date in 2018
This festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha during the month of Chaitra. Hanuman who is known for his persistent love towards Lord Rama has been worshiped for thousands of years. During Hanuman Jayanti, people flock temples to worship the lord who is symbolizes as the strongest man in the universe.
The Jayanti is a special event in the Hindu community. Hanuman is believed to be unprecedented power as he could move mountains, dart through the air and form a giant shape. Therefore, his puja is performed as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.
Usually, Hanuman Jayanti is marked on Full Moon day during Chaitra month or April. The day is celebrated in its own way in different states of India. In Andhra, the celebration is celebrating for 41 days which starts from Chaitra Purnima and end on the 10th day of Vaishakha. In Tamil Nadu, the festival is celebrated in January-February and it is known as Hanuman Jayanthi. In Karnataka, it is known as Hanuman Vratam and celebrates in the month of January-December. Despite having different beliefs, the essence of worshiping the strongest god is same.
People across India remember the deity for his heroic acts, devotion to Lord Rama and his supreme power. There are actually two ways to worship the god- Traditional Worship and meditating the qualities of Hanumana.
Rudraksha Bead & Hanuman
During Hanuman Jayanti you can wear a garland of Rudraksha beads which keeps you in touch with the lord and instils the good qualities. Rudraksha represents a supreme power god called Lord Shiva. You can wear from one mukhi to twenty mukhi Rudraksha. It is good to wear 14 mukhi Rudraksha as it is considered the Rudraksha for Lord Hanuman. According to the Hindu mythology, wearing such beads provide sensory control, enhance willpower, give strength, protect you and bring success. One is free to wear the bead as a mala, bracelet or a pendant.
People believed that the lord Hanuman is alive in Kalyug also and moving rounds the earth. He is immortal. People who want to learn more about Hanuman can read Ramayana which is one of the greatest epics of Hindus.
Pujan Vidhi of Hanuman Jayanti
The worship methods to the god idol are almost same in every state.
Step 1• In front of the idol, people pay homage to the Lord by lighting up a mustard oil diya and chant
Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Deepam Darshayami
Step 2• After that a coconut and a garland of betel leaves (having 21 to 51 leaves) offered to the deity
Step 3• People offer some vermillion to the Lord and chant a mantra:
Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Gandham Samarpayami
Step 4• Offer some flower like Hibiscus along with Dhatura flowers and chant:
Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Pushpam Samarpyami
Step 5• Offer dhoop and chant a mantra:
Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Dhoopam Agarpayami
Step 6• They take a few rounds of the idol reciting the poem called Hanuman Chalisa. Some likes move round the idol with a mantra:
Om Hanumante Namah
Step 7• They take some time from their schedule to recite Hanuman Chalisa
Step 8• The lord is treated with a sweet called Laddu and the devotee chants:
Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah:Naivaidyam Nivedyami
There is a strong belief that worshipping the god according to rituals could make him happy and he stand by you in every difficulty. There is no steadfast rule to worship like this. The only thing necessary is to devote themselves towards the god and remember him.