The worshippers also chant the verses of Ramayana and Ramcharitra Manas on the day to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Chalisa is also recited on this day. (File photo)
Hamunan Jayanti marks the birthday of Lord Hanuman, who is considered to be one of the most important gods in the Hindu religion. The day falls on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra, which is a Purnima. This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on Friday, April 19. Lord Hanuman was born to Pawan Dev, the god of air, and Queen Anjani. Known for his extreme powers and strength, Lord Hanuman overcame a lot of troubles to meet Lord Ram.
Lord Hanuman was one of Lord Ram’s companions in his journey to Lanka. Lord Hanuman worshipped Ram and Sita as his parents and remained loyal to them forever. He is also known for uprooting the famous Mount Dronagiri when Laxman got injured. He observed celibacy all his life.
How to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti 2019
On Hanuman Jayanti, people worship Lord Hanuman and visit temples to offer their prayers. The idols of Lord Hanuman in temples are offered Janau, the pious thread worn by Hindu men. He is also offered orange sindoor that is mixed with the oil made from til seeds. The worshippers also chant the verses of Ramayana and Ramcharitra Manas on the day to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Chalisa is also recited on this day.