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Hanuman Jayanti 2024 Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the devoted disciple of Lord Rama and a symbol of strength, loyalty, and devotion. Celebrated on the fifteenth day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April) this year it falls on 23rd April 2024, it marks the birth anniversary of Hanuman. Devotees observe fasts, visit temples, and recite Hanuman Chalisa, a hymn praising Lord Hanuman’s virtues.

The festival holds cultural and religious significance, with special prayers and processions organized in Hanuman temples across India. Devotees offer vermilion, flowers, and sweets to Lord Hanuman, seeking his blessings for strength, courage, and protection from evil forces. Hanuman Jayanti also serves as a reminder of the power of devotion and selfless service, as exemplified by Lord Hanuman in the epic Ramayana.

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 Puja Date and Time

Hanuman Jayanti 2024

Contains Date & Time Day
Hanuman Jayanti 23rd April, 2024 Tuesday
Purnima Tithi Begins 03:25 AM on 23rd April, 2024 Tuesday
Purnima Tithi Ends 05:18 AM on 24th April, 2024 Wednesday

Hanuman Jayanti Interesting Facts

  1. Devotion to Lord Rama: Lord Hanuman’s unwavering devotion to Lord Rama is a central theme of the festival. Devotees often read or recite the Ramayana and Hanuman Chalisa to honor his commitment.
  2. Orange Sindoor Offering: Devotees apply orange sindoor (vermilion) to their foreheads, symbolizing Hanuman’s orange-colored complexion. It is believed to bring strength and courage.
  3. Midnight Birth Legend: According to popular belief, Hanuman was born at midnight. Therefore, devotees often observe a midnight vigil, known as “Hanuman Jayanti Jagran,” to celebrate his birth.
  4. Special Temples and Shrines: Hanuman temples witness heightened activity on this day. The most famous one, the Hanuman Temple in Varanasi, attracts a large number of devotees for special prayers and celebrations.
  5. Vegetarian Fasting: Many devotees observe a strict vegetarian diet on Hanuman Jayanti as a mark of respect for Hanuman, who is considered a strict vegetarian.
  6. Date Variability: Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on different dates across India. While some regions observe it on the Chaitra Purnima (full moon day), others follow the tradition of celebrating it on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Chaitra.
  7. Devotional Songs and Bhajans: Hanuman Jayanti is marked by the singing of devotional songs and bhajans dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Processions with idols and images of Hanuman are also common.
  8. Garlanding Statues and Idols: Devotees often decorate Hanuman statues and idols with marigold garlands and offer special prayers, seeking his blessings for strength and protection.
  9. Symbol of Strength: Hanuman is revered for his immense strength and devotion. The festival is a celebration of these qualities and an inspiration for devotees to overcome obstacles with faith and dedication.
  10. Global Observance: While Hanuman Jayanti is widely celebrated in India, Hindu communities around the world also observe the festival with enthusiasm, organizing special prayers and events to honor Lord Hanuman.

Check All Hindu Festival Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Timing

Akshay Tritiya Durga Puja Holi  Krishna Janmaashtami  Rath Yatra
Bhogi  Dussehra Holika Dahan  Magh Purnima Teej
Chhath  Ganesh Chaturthi Kalash Sthapana  Maha Shivaratri Tulsi Vivah
Dasha Mata Govardhan  Kanya Pujan Makar Sankranti  Ugadi 
Dhanteras Gudi Padwa  Kartika Purnima Nag Panchami Vasant Panchami 
Diwali  Hanuman Jayanti Karva Chauth Raksha Bandhan


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