Hanuman Jayanti: An important festival in India and Nepal

Hanuman Jayanti is a great Hindu festival celebrated in India and Nepal.It is celebrated on the occasion of the birth of Lord Hanuman who is a popular Hindu deity in India and Nepal. Customs and rituals may vary from place to place ,but seeking Hanuman blessing of strength and courage are centric to the idea

Lord Hanuman is well known for his power and intellect. He single -handedly burned the whole Lanka and even king Ravana could not Stop him. He is also as peaceful and sober as he is powerful.

It is believed that he is immortal being and possesses immense power to eradicate all kinds of negativity or temptations.

Hanuman or Anjani putra ( son) is worshipped by Hindu. Hanuman is worshipped for his strength, wisdom, powerful and agility. A great devotee of Sri Lord Rama is the symbol of devotion and dedication.

Lord Hanuman is worshipped in all the temples of India and Nepal. Every temple of Sri Rama contains an icon of Hanuman. Worship of Sri Lord Rama is complete only with the worship of Hanuman.

In Hinduism,Lord Hanuman is considered a symbol of devotion, dedication and strength. He is also considered a symbol of courage and selflessness.

In southern India,as in Tamilnadu, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the day Hanuman met Lord Rama,but not on the day of his birth.

According to mythology, Lord Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Shiva ( 11th Rudra) and the most powerful being in all the realms.

Many states in southern India celebrate Hanuman Jayanti as Hanuman Vardhanti.

It is very common to find a temple of Lord Hanuman in towns and villages of India.

He is widely worshipped in India.Lord Hanuman is believed to be immortal and possesses immense strength and divine powers. It is said that he is able to fly, change his size at will and be invulnerable to weapons.

Hanuman chalisa was written by Sant Tulsidas in 1497-1623. It is believed in Hinduism that chanting Hanuman chalisa benefits can ward off all negative thoughts and energy.

The word Hanuman chalisa has a beautiful meaning. In Hinduism, the word ‘Chalisa ‘ was derived from’Chalis’ which means forty(40). It represents 40 verses in the hymn.

Sant Tulsidas had written Hanuman chalisa in 40 days in the jail of Third Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar.

Hanuman chalisa is a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman,a Hindu deity known for his strength, courage and devotion.

Hanuman chalisa

The Hanuman chalisa is believed to have several benefits:-

1) freedom from family problems

2) protection from evil

3) enhance strength and courage

4) to fulfill all wishes

5) when fear is unknown

6) success in efforts

7) build confidence

8) strengthen Mars or Mangal

9) reduce the effects of Saturn

10) get rid of sin

11) create a feeling of positivity

12) the feeling of Divine Bliss

Reciting the Hanuman chalisa 108 times brings positive results and help to regain strength and confidence.

Recital of Hanuman chalisa,a devotional hymn of Lord Hanuman, which is also one of the most read Hindu religious scriptures of all time.

Devotees strong believe that reciting the Divine hymn Hanuman chalisa continuously helps to overcome all sorrows and difficulties.

On this day, people go to temples dedicated to Hanuman to seek blessings.

Many devotees read Hanuman chalisa in temples and homes.


It is an important festival for the Hindus and celebrate it with great enthusiasm.

Every year on the auspicious day of Hanuman jayanti, devotees worship Lord Hanuman with a pure heart,some keep fasting to get his blessings for a successful life.

So, this festival teaches us to remain calm every time just like Lord Hanuman.


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