Hanuman Jayanti 2023 History, Importance : Hanuman, who is well known for being among the most devoted followers of Lord Rama, It is also thought that Lord Shiva took the form of Hanuman. Hanuman Jayanti happens on April 6 this year.
- Hanuman, a Hindu god and one of the main characters in the Ramayana, was born on this day, which is known as Hanuman Jayanti.Lord Hanuman is thought to have been born at sunrise. As a result, on the day of Hanuman Jayanti, temples begin their spiritual sermons at morning before sunrise.
- Lord Hanuman is the son of Anjana and Kesari. He is also known as Lord Vanara, Vajranbali, Vayu Dev Hanuman.
- Each Indian state has its own customs and dates for celebrating Hanuman Jayanti. The event is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra in the majority of India’s northern states. (Chaitra Purnima).Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Karnataka on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi, during the Margashirsha month, or in Vaishakha, although it is also commemorated in a few other states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu during the Dhanu month. (called Margali in Tamil). In the eastern state of Odisha, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on Pana Sankranti, which also marks the Odia New Year.
- Hanuman is considered a fervent devotee of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu widely known for his unwavering devotion. It is revered as a symbol of strength and energy.
- Hanuman is worshiped as a deity who can conquer evil and offer protection. During this festival, followers of Hanuman celebrate him and ask for his protection and blessings. They gather in temples to worship him and make religious offerings.
- In return, devotees receive prasadam in the form of sweets, flowers, coconuts, tilaka, holy ash (udi) and water (tīrtha) from the temple priests. People who worship it also recite various devotional hymns and prayers like Hanuman Chalisa.
- Hanuman is a vanara born to Kesari and Anjana. Hanuman is also known as the heavenly son of the wind god Vayu. His motherAnjana was an Apsara who was born to earth by a curse. She was redeemed from this curse when she gave birth to her son.
- The Valmiki Ramayana states that his father, Kesari, was the son of Brihaspati, king of an area called Sumeru, near the Kingdom of Kishkinda, near Hampi,now the Vijayanagara district of Karnataka.