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Hanuman Jayanti 2023 Information - Importance - Mantras - Puja

Hanuman Jayanti 2023 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 2023, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi is April 6. 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.

The Greatness Of Hanuman

hanumatah ko bhyadhiko sti loke.

Who, in the world, is superior to Hanuman in valour, energy, intelligence, prowess, character, charm,
discernment, composure, dexterity, vigour, and fortitude? ( Sage Agastya in Valmiki Ramayana, 7.36.44.)

Hanuman Jayanti 2023 observed during Different Dates in a Year

  • In Odisha, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Vishuba 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 Telangana. This is on December 24, 2023.

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 Ramayana
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 Bhagwan Ram is read or narrated.

Swami Vivekananda On Hanuman

As on the one hand Hanuman represents the ideal of service, so on the other he represents leonine
courage, striking the whole world with awe. He has not the least hesitation in sacrificing his life for the good of Rama. A supreme indifference to everything except the service of Rama, even to the attainment of the status of Brahma and Shiva, the great World-gods! Only the carrying out of Sri Rama’s best [behest] is the one vow of his life! Such whole hearted devotion is wanted. (Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda, 7.232.)

Sita Blessing Hanuman In Ananda Ramayana

Sita had blessed him thus: ‘People will worship your image to get out of trouble — in towns, gardens,
cities, villages, homes, cow-sheds, pathways, temples, forests, and places of pilgrimage; on hills, near
rivers and ponds; in orchards and basil-clusters, under bo and banyan trees. Just by remembering
your name, they would succeed in warding off evil spirits.’ (Ananda Ramayana, 1.12.147–9.)

A Prayer To Hanuman

The red-eyed doer of impossible deeds,
The dispeller of Sita’s sorrow,
Giver of Lakshmana’s life
Foe of the ten-headed one,
One who meditates on this noble one with
Twelve names
In the morning,
In the time of travel,
Will never be frightened of death
And will ever be victorious

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