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Significance of Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman, who is worshiped by Hindus. In Hinduism, Hanuman symbolizes strength and unfathomable devotion. In 2018, Hanuman Jayanti is on March 31.

For those people alien to Hindu culture, Hanuman is the ‘monkey god’ and a mythical character in Ramayana. But for Hindus, Hanuman is yet another path to reach the ‘Brahman.’ The fruitful association of Lord Rama with Hanuman and his ‘monkey clan’ symbolizes the need for the coexistence of humans and animals. And it extols that humans and animals and all living and non-living are nothing but the product of one Supreme Being – Brahman.
Think about Hanuman and what comes to mind is his unparalleled devotion for Lord Ram and unrivaled physical strength. Perhaps this is one season why Hanuman is quite often associated with celibates, wrestlers and bodybuilders. Hanuman is also noted for his spirit of self service, which was rewarded by Lord Ram by stating that ‘whenever I am rememb…