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Hanuman Jayanti 2017 date

Hanuman Jayanti 2017 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 2017, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi is April 11. This year Hanuman Jayanti is doubly auspicious as it falls on Tuesday. Mangalwar or Tuesday is associated with Anjaneya. 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.

Why Hanuman Jayanti in 2017 is Special?

The Tithi (Purnima), Day (Tuesday) and Nakshatra (Chitra) will be the same as the actual birth of Lord Hanuman as per Hindu scriptures. Hanuman was born in such a rare combination in Treta Yuga.

As April 11, 2017, is Tuesday it is doubly auspicious as Tuesday or Mangalwar is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

Those having Sade-Saati in Horoscope and those suffering due to Shani will get relief if fasting and pujas are observed on the day.

Hanuman Jayanti observed during Different dates in a year

In Andhra Pradesh, Hanumant Jayanti is observed after a 41-day Deeksha which begins on Chaitra Purnima (April 11). Hanuman Jayanti in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2017 is on May 21, 2017. (Read more about Hanuman Jayanti in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana here.)

In Orissa, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Vishubha Sankranti (April 14).

Hanuman Jayanti is also observed some communities during Diwali (October 19, 2017). This is observed on the previous day of Diwali. You can read more about this Hanuman Puja here.

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 1, 2017.

In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during the Margazhi month (December – January) (December 18, 2017 as per many panchangs) Read more about it here in this article.

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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