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Hanuman Jayanti 2018 date

Hanuman Jayanti 2018 date based on Hindu Calendar - India Standard Time. Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon (Purnima) day in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional lunar Hindu calendar. In 2018, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi is Thursday, March 31. Lord Hanuman is also known as Bajrang Bali and Anjaneya and is one of the most popular gods in Hinduism. He is a Chiranjeevi – one blessed with immortality.

Hanuman Jayanti 2018 observed during Different Dates in a Year

  • In Orissa, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Vishubha Sankranti (April 15).
  • In Karnataka - Another popular day dedicated to Hanuman is the Hanumantha Vrata observed in Margashirsh month (November - December) in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telagnana. This is on December 20, 2018.

Jai Bajrang Bali
Lord Hanuman symbolizes strength and unparalleled devotion and selfless service. He is the greatest devotee of Lord Ram and he is a Brahmachari (celibate) and humility is his hallmark.
The greatness of Hanuman is explained by Lord Ram in the Ramayan
Lord Ram said to Hanuman, ‘I am greatly indebted to you, O mighty hero. You did marvelous, superhuman deeds. You do not want anything in return. … you have not asked for anything at any time. You threw away the precious garland of pearls given to you by Sita. 
How can I repay my debt of gratitude to you? I will always remain deeply indebted to you. 
I give you the boon of everlasting life. All will honor and worship you like myself. Your idol will be placed at the door of my temple and you will be worshipped and honored first. Whenever my stories are recited or glories sung, your glory will be sung before mine. You will be able to do anything, even that which I will not be able to!’
Devotees chant Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Ashtak on the day. Most Hindu devotees also fast on the day or on the previous day.

The Relevance of Hanuman Today

In today’s society of convulsions, inertia, selfishness, moral and social, spiritual and ethical decay, Lord Hanuman has become the standard bearer and the embodiment of courage, self-control, power, selfless service, bravery, integrity and humility.

Hanuman is Alive and Watching Us

Hanuman is Immortal – without death. Bhagavan Sri Ram granted him the boon that he will live as long as the story of Sri Ram is remembered in the world. Hanuman is present in all those places where the story of Bhagavan Ram is read or narrated.

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