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What To Do On Hanuman Jayanti? - Puja - Mantra - Procedure

Hanuman Jayanti the birthday of Lord Hanuman is observed individually by Hindu devotees and as a community event in temples and ashrams. Visiting temples dedicated to Hanuman and offering Pooja, prayers, abhisheka and fasting is the simplest form of worship.

Hanuman Jayanti Mantra

Om Namo Hanumate Rudravataraya
Sarva Shatru Samarahan Aya
Sarva Rog Haraya
Sarvasheekaranaya
Ram Dootaya Swaha

ॐ नमो हनुमते रूद्रावताराय
 सर्वशत्रुसंहारणाय
सर्वरोग हराय
 सर्ववशीकरणाय
 रामदूताय स्वाहा ।।
At home, murtis or pictures of Hanuman are thoroughly cleaned at dawn.

Preparations begin early in the morning.

Lamp is lit using chameli oil (Jasmine oil)

Murtis and pictures are smeared with Sindoor.

Next sweets and bananas are offered.

Hanuman Chalisa is recited. It is also meritorious to chant Hanuman Ashtak.

The number of times it is repeated depends on the devotee.

Prayers and pujas end with the recitation of Hanuman Aarti – Aarti Bajrangbali Ki.

Most devotees fast on the day from sunrise to sunset. 

It is said that Hanuman is present where the stories of Lord Ram is recited. Therefore people read the Ramayana on the day or recite prayers dedicated to Rama.

Interestingly, most Hindu fast or upvaas is observed by women. But during Hanuman Jayanti, it is mostly men that fast, especially wrestlers and bodybuilders.