Hanuman Jayanti Vrata- Significance
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What is Hanuman Jayanti?
The birth day of Lord Hanuman is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanthi.
When is Hanuman Jayanthi?
Hanuman Jayanthi Vrata is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the Margashirsh month.
Significance of the Hanuman Vrata
The Vrata is devoted to Lord Hanuman and is believed that Draupadi – the wife of the Pandavas observed this Vrat.
As per Legend it is believed that Lord Brahma granted a boon to Vayu (wind god) that those who perform the Hanumantha Vrata will succeed in all their endeavors and will be blessed with peace and prosperity.
Hanuman Jayanti observed during different dates in a year
In Andhra Pradesh, Hanumant Jayanti is observed after a 41-day Deeksha which begins on Chaitra Purnima (April 11). Hanuman Jayanti in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2017 occurs on May 21, 2017.
In Orissa, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Vishubha Sankranti (April 14, 2017).
Hanuman Jayanti is also observed some communities during Diwali (October 19, 2017). This is observed on the previous day of Diwali.
In Karnataka – Another popular day dedicated to Hanuman is the Hanumantha Vrata observed in Margashirsh month (November – December) in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telagnana. This is on December 1, 2017.
In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during the Margazhi month (December – January) (December 17, 2017 as per many panchangs).
In the next post we’ll learn how to perform the Hanuman pooja at home.
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