Every year Hanuman jayanti celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman the great mythical monkey God of india. This year the festival falls on April 16.The festival is celebrated every year on the full moon day during the month of Chaitra. On this day, devotees of Lord Hanuman visit hanuman temples located through out india in almost all cities and villages to worship the lord and offer him the bhog of boondi, laddoo and paan many other things.Gyms and akhadas all over india irrespective of the religion of the owner celebrate this festival with grand endeavour and large vegetarian feasts as lord hanuman in india is also worshiped by all physical fitness enthusiast.
Date and timing of hanuman jayanti 2022. This year hanuman jayanti fall’s on 16th April and shall be celebrated with full rigour through out country after two years of sever covid hardship as both in 2020 and 2021 the month in which hanuman jayanti fell was marked peak covid waves with large no of casualties. According to Drikpanchang, Purnima Tithi begins from 02:25 am on April 16, 2022 and ends at 12:24 am on April 17, 2022.
Significance of the day. Lord Hanuman is called sankatmochan means saviour from all dangers. So,Worshipping Lord Hanuman is said to protect people from evil and help emerge victorious. While the festival is celebrated on different days across the country, but the most popularly one is celebrated during Chaitra mass. The celebrations begin early in the morning on Hanuman Jayanti as it is believed that the lord was born at sunrise. The devotees also read verses from Ramayana and Hanuman chalisa,a holy ancient prayer dedicated to the lord and perform other prayers on this day.
History of this day. He is the son of vayubhagwan the wind god,thus referred to as Pawanputra and Maruti Nandan which translate to son of Wind God. His other names are Sankatmochan and Dukhbhanjan as he is believed to help people get rid of their problems and sorrows. Hanuman was born to monkey queen Anjana who was a cursed apsara. She was redeemed from the curse after giving birth to Hanuman. According to legend, Anjana and her husband Kesari prayed to Rudra or shiva for a child and by his direction, Vayu transferred his male energy to monkey queen Anjana’s womb and this is the reason Hanuman is known as the son of vayu .Hanuman devotees often apply a tilak of sindoor on their heads. There is a story behind it. As per a legend, when Lord Hanuman saw Sita Mata applying sindoor on her forehead, he asked her why she did it and she replied it was for long life of her husband. Lord Hanuman then smeared his entire body with sindoor to ensure immortality of Lord Rama.