This year Hanuman Jayanti will celebrate on Saturday, March 31st. This day is celebrated on the occasion of Lord Hanuman birthday, and in Hindu religion this is celebrated as a festival. He is the biggest devotee of Lord Rama. He is extremely worshiped throughout India and Nepal. Hanuman Jayanti is observed on the full moon day which is 15th day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra in the Hindu Calendar.
Lord Hanuman has divine powers by which he defeats evil spirits. Hanuman devotees apply Tilak of sindoor on their foreheads from Hanuman’s idol. Lord Hanuman has played an important role in Ramayana by helping Lord Rama when Mata Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. Mainly in north Indian states it is celebrated on Chaitra Purnima, while there are many other days in different regions when Hanuman Jayanti celebrated.
Hanuman is the son of wind-God Pawana that’s why he is also known as ‘Pawana Putra’ but he also known as ‘Anjani Putra’ and ‘Kesari Nandan’. On this special day devotees do special prayers like Hanuman Chalisa and Sundar Kaand in temple and home.
Hanuman Jayanti Puja Muhurat Timings
Poornima Tithi Begins at 19:36:38 on March 30, 2018
Poornima Tithi Ends at 18:08:29 on March 31, 2018
Hanuman Jayanti Puja Vidhi
On Saturday March 31 go to a Hanuman Mandir or temple.
Light up a mustard oil lamp and chant: Om shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Deepam Darshayami
Offer mustard oil, a coconut and a garland of betel leaves (21, 31 or 51).
Offer some sindoor to Lord Hanuman with the mantra: Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Gandham Samarpayami.
Offer some flowers (hibiscus, jasmine or dhatura flowers) with the mantra: Om Shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Pushpam Samarpyami.
Offer dhoop and say: Om shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Dhoopam Agrapayami
Circumambulate the idol reciting the Hanuman Chalisa. If this is not possible then circumambulate with a mantra Om Hanumante Namah. Then take a seat and recite the Chalisa from your prayer book.
Offer sweets like Laddoo and say: Om shree Ramdut Hanumate Namah: Naivaidyam Nivedayami.