Do you know why we celeberate Hanuman Jayanti? Read more about this festival!
Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman, an avid devotee of Lord Rama was born on the full moon day of Chaitra month, as per Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated all over India. In Maharashtra, devotees gather together and recite the kirtans (devotional songs) early in the morning before sunrise. As Lord Hanuman was born at sunrise, special aartis, pujas are performed during the sunrise.
Devotees visit Hanuman temples and offer flowers, Prasad. It is believed that Lord Hanuman protects his devotees from evil powers coming towards them. People who are in sade sati (Dosha) phase, offer special prayers to their protector, Lord Hanuman. We know that each rashi (zodic sign) faces sade sati, a period of 7.5 years of their challenging time. In this long period of sade sati, Shani (Saturn) make you face toughest phase of your life (physically and mentally). It is believed that devotees of Lord Hanuman face fewer effects of Sade Sati. Thus they offer prayers and take blessings from Lord Hanuman. In evenings, devotees read Ramayana and Lord Hanuman stories. Many organizations arrange meal events on this occasion. In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Margajhi month of mula nakshtra.