Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hanuman Jayanthi (North India) 2017 Special

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Hanuman, the Vanara god. The day falls in the month of Chaitra on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha. In 2017, Hanuman Jayanti in North India (Aryans belief) falls in April 11. Devotees of Lord Hanuman visit temple and apply tilak of sindoor to the forehead of the idol.

Lord Hanuman is said to the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva born with the blessings of Pawan Dev (The god of wind) to Vanar King Kesari and his wife Anjani.


According to mythology, Hanuman played an important role in Ramayana. His devotion to Lord Ram helped him to defeat Ravana after Sita’s abduction. It is also said that even before the birth of Hanuman it was predicted that he would be a devotee of Lord Ram. He was also the one who carried Sanjivani Booti to heal Lord Lakshmana during the battle between Lord Ram and Ravana.

There is a belief that Chaitra Hanuman Jayanti holds a special importance for those who have a strong influence of Shani (Saturn) in their horoscope.

2017 is special

Hanuman Jayanti in 2017 holds a special importance as this year i.e. on April 11, the ‘Sanyog’ will be the same as that of Lord Hanuman’s birth during ‘Tretayug’. This unique union occurs once in 120 years and hence devotees have the opportunity to impress and gain maximum blessings from him. The next yog will be in 2021. In 2017, the tithi, day and nakshatra are the same as during the birth of Lord Hanuman in the Shastras.


Purnima tithi begins on April 10 at 10:22 am and ends on Apr 11 at 11:37 am.

How to perform the puja

Performing puja on Hanuman Jayanti doesn’t require much effort. Devotees need to visit Hanuman temple to read Hanuman Chalisa, shlokas and also sing bhajans. Decorate the idol with flowers and garlands, pour mustard oil on the idol and light a diya of ghee. You can also chant ‘Rama’ to impress the god. Besides, Lord Hanuman has a special liking for ladoos, so do offer him ladoos on one of his auspicious day.


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