Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the occasion of the birth of God Hanuman, we also know him as ‘Pawana Putra’. Hanuman is the big devotee of lord Rama. This festival is celebrated all over the globe to honour the birth of Lord Hanuman. Lord hanuman is also referred as ‘Anjani Putra’ and ‘Kesari Nandan’ as his mother’s name was Anjana and father name was Kesari. This day is also the full moon day when the Varuna God has taken birth. According to the Hindi calendar this day comes on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra. And this year it comes on March 31st, it is also known as the Chaitra Poornima.
Hanuman Jayanti Importance
Hanuman was biggest devotee of Lord Rama and he also helped him in the war with Ravana according to Ramayana. He is the son of wind-God Pawana, that’s why he has the power to fly. On this occasion all the devotees around the globe worship in temple and sing Hanuman Chalisa and Sundar Kaand to make him happy to take the blessings.
On this day devotees also distribute food to poor people outside the temple who take his blessing in the way of Prashad to keep away evil powers and troubles. Hanuman is known for his physical and mental power and he has the power to transform energy into any form.
In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, devotees observe 41 days of Deeksha on Chaitra Purnima which ends on the Hanuman Jayanti. In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated in the Margazhi month of Moola Nakshatra. This year’s Jayanti holds special significance among devotees and it is also called to witness this MahaSanyog (great coincidence). And it is falls on Saturday, we already know this day is already known for his day. Lord Hanuman specially likes laddoos and Boondi Prashad and once he gulped the sun thinking it as a big laddoo.