Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti

The main holiday dedicated to Hanuman is Hanuman Jayanti (birthday).

In most states of India Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) of the month of Chaitra. But in some places there are special features of the holiday, or even it can be celebrated on other dates.

For example, in Andhra Pradesh Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in 41 days after the Purnima of the month Chaitra. During all these days, one stanza is read from Hanuman-Chalisa a day. In Tamilnadu state, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in December or January, as the Tamil people believe that Hanuman was born on the 1st lunar day of the month Maargazhi. In Orissa state, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated at Baisakhi, which is also celebrated as an Orishan New Year.

Янтра Ханумана

Gates (vows, precepts for the holiday):

During the day, Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Ashtaku are read. Since dawn, puja is held in temples and houses, Hanuman is offered fruit, betel and sindur. Some devotees worship Hanuman also on the previous day.

Mantras of Hanuman are read. There are many versions of mantras. Here we give the most common ones that can be read without transmission:

oṁ haṁ hanumate namaḥ

oṁ aiṁ bhrīṁ hanumate śrī rāma dūtāya namaḥ

Gayatri Mantra:

oṁ āñjaneyāya vidmahe vāyu putrāya dhīmahī tanno hanumat pracodayāt

Other days for honoring Hanuman are Tuesday and Saturday. Worship of Hanuman on Saturday (the day of Shani or Saturn) eliminates the negative influence of Shani and difficulties created by Shani. There is a legend about the relationship between Shani and Hanuman.