27 April (Thursday)
Hanuman Jayanti Tithi - Thursday, 27 April 2021
Purnima Tithi Begins - 12:43 (26 April 2021)
Purnima Tithi Ends - 09:00 (27 April 2021)
Hanuman Jayanthi 2021 is being celebrated on Thursday, 27 April 2021 and this festival is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. It is described that Bajrang Bali (Lord Hanuman) who is also known as Vanara (Monkey) God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to remember the birth of Hanuman. Maruthi (Monkey God) is a passionate devotee of Lord Shri Rama, who is believed to be an embodiment of Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman is a combination of Strong & Brave, while also being humble. It is believed that, if you want Lord Rama to remove all your sorrows, you can reach him only through Lord Hanuman.
According to the Hindu calendar, this occasion falls on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa). This festival is
one of the famous Hindu festivals. In the Hindu culture, where bodybuilding and wrestling (kushti & dangal) is quite common in some places. Across the country, devotees of lord worshipers have different names for God, such as Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Sankat Mochan, Mahavira & even many more.
Myth & Significance Of Hanuman Jayanti
According to mythology, Lord Hanuman was born to do Seva (serve) of Lord Ram. He also aided Lord Rama in helping to get his wife back from the evil
Raavan in the epic, Ramayana. To show Lord Rama, how devoted he is, Lord Hanuman pulled the skin in his chest apart to show everyone a picture of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, saying that ‘nothing which does not have Lord Rama in it is of any worth to me'.
There is another legend about Vanara (monkey god) in which Lord Hanuman saw Goddess Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, applying Sindoor (red colored powder worn by married women) on her forehead, When Lord Hanuman asked goddess Sita replied by saying that she did so to ensure Lord Rama’s immortality. Being such a faithful devotee himself, Lord Hanuman smeared his entire body with the sindoor. This is the reason, the idol of Lord Hanuman is made of orange-red sindoor in temples, which worshipers put on their forehead for good fortune.
Another part of the story tells us that King Dasharatha performed a ritual of Putrakameshti Yagna to have children, due to that he received some sacred
Payasam (Food). However, a kite snatched a fragment of it and Pawan Dev (Air God) handed it to Anjana and Lord Hanuman was born. Due to which Lord Hanuma is also known as ‘Pawan Putra’ or ‘PavanKumar’.
A weapon (Gada) Lord Hanuman carries in his hand is to fight against evil. He carries a mountain in his other hand through which he got to save Lord
Lakshmana (Lord Rama’s brother). Both of these symbolize his power and modesty.
Customs & Rituals (Puja Vidhi of Hanuman Jayanti)
Most rituals start around sunrise, as devotees on this day perform pooja by applying orange tika on their forehead, offering vermilion (red cloth) with flowers like marigold & rose in which Aarti is done and also some devotees begin fasting at sunrise & meditate, while other devotees read the Holy Scriptures & chant Hanuman Chalisa, it is said to keep spirits away and keep the devotee safe (by fighting against evil) by chanting this prayer.
During this occasion, people (devotees) offer various kinds of flowers, foods & sweets (laddu, halwa, banana), Lord Hanuman’s favorite sweet, boondi are offered as bhog to the idol, as devotees pay their respects by decorating the idol and they visit the temple to carry out processions & religious gatherings in which prasad is distributed to his followers.
This Occasion is celebrated on Chaitra Purnima, which is the full moon day in the month of Chaitra. This usually falls in March & April. Still different states in the country celebrate this festival on different days. On Chaitra Purnima, the devotees begin 41-days of Deeksha which ends on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha of Vaishakha month in the Andhra Pradesh & Telangana region.
This festival is celebrated on the Purnima in the Hindu Lunar month of Chaitra in the Maharashtra region. This Occasion is observed on the New Moon Day in the month of Margazhi, which usually falls in December and January in Tamil Nadu & Kerala regions.
But this year, due to pandemic (Coronavirus) lockdown, no processions will be carried out and no religious gatherings are going to take place, as devotees talk to best astrologers online. Many children across the country also wear the Monkey God’s face as masks along with his evil-fighting Gada.
The full moon and new moon day hold special significance in online astrology as they symbolize new beginnings and fresh starts to undertake any task. During these periods, an individual’s energy is at its peak, and using this time to get insight into oneself can be quite beneficial, as people talk to astrologer online across the country.
Consult our best online astrologer to learn more about this occasion and their rituals.