Hanuman Jayanti as the name signifies celebrates the birth anniversary of Hindu God Hanuman. Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 23 in 2024.

Hanuman Jayanti 2024

Hanuman Jayanti is one of the most significant Hindu festivals that mark the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. It is celebrated all over India as per the Hindu calendar during the month of Chaitra. Lord Hanuman is considered as one of the most mighty Hindu gods and is recognized for his indomitable spirit and wisdom. Also known as Sankat Mochan, he is believed to protect his devotees from the negative effects of the nine planets on their life. Also, he protects them from the influence of all kinds of black magic or evil spirits. The saffron flag flying near Hanuman temples is a symbol of protection from any unfortunate events or evil energies.

Lord Hanuman is regarded as Lord Shiva's eleventh Rudra incarnation. He is believed to have the authority to take on any forms at will, wield the Gada (which comprises various heavenly weapons), shift mountains, dive through the air, take over the clouds, and fly as swiftly as Garuda. Lord Hanuman epitomizes bravery, power, self-discipline, selfless devotion, intelligence, and modesty.

Hanuman Jayanti is an instance to recall Lord Hanuman's selfless love and devotion to Lord Rama. He is regarded as Lord Rama's most devoted follower and had a significant impact on his life. Lord Rama blessed him and treated him as a brother in return for his unconditional love and devotion. The Ramayana has many episodes about his wonderful abilities and commitment to accomplishing impossible feats. When Mata Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, Lord Hanuman was able to trace her captivity. He used his intelligence and power to raise an army to reach Lanka and rescue Mata Sita. Putting Lanka on fire with his tail and bringing a huge mountain of life-saving herbs and 'sanjeevani' in his hand to save Lakshman's life are two of the most notable episodes in the Ramayana.

Hanuman Jayanti Date

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 Date

The celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti take place on alternate days throughout India. Most Indian states celebrate the Hanuman Jayanti as per the Hindu calendar mainly on the day of Chaitra Purnima (full moon day) which is the 15th day of Shukla Paksha (April-May). In year 2024, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on April 23 to pay tribute to Lord Hanuman with fast, prayers, bhajans and Prasad.

States like Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Hanuman Janmotsav during the Vaisakha month with the dark fortnight (April-May). Hanuman Jayanti is observed in the Tamil Nadu and Kerala calendars in the month of Margazhi. (December - January). Some communities celebrate Hanuman Jayanti a day before Diwali.

Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations

Because Lord Hanuman is said to have been born at sunrise, celebrations on Hanuman Jayanti begin early in the morning with recitations, and reading of holy books. In Western India, fasting a day before Hanuman Jayanti is prevalent whereas in Northern India fasting on the day of Hanuman Jayanti is prominent.

On this day devotees visit Sree Hanuman temples to perform holy Puja with religious offerings. They recite the Bajrang Baan and Hanuman Chalisa. The temple Pujaris serve prasad such as coconuts, sweets, sacred ash (UDI), Ganga Jal, and flowers to devotees assembled for puja. Devotees seek blessings by applying red sindur from the Lord's foot to their foreheads. Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi and Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya are the places of great celebrations in North India.

Hanuman Jayanti Significance

Are you confused about which career to choose? Do you lack courage and mental strength? If so, then worshipping Lord Hanuman on Hanuman Jayanti will provide you with the confidence, power, and wisdom you'll need to face life's challenges.

Hanuman Jayanti is the best time to worship Lord Hanuman to inculcate all of his excellent qualities into our human potential. It is believed that he bestows extraordinary powers upon a "sadhak" who sincerely seeks his graces on his spiritual path. Lord Hanuman is said to have the gift of immortality (hence named "Chiranjeev"), and it is said that he still exists.

Hanuman Jayanti Date (2020-2030)

Year Hanuman Jayanti Date Day
2020 8 April Wednesday
2021 27 April Tuesday
2022 16 April Saturday
2023 6 April Thursday
2024 23 April Tuesday
2025 12 April Saturday
2026 2 April Thursday
2027 20 April Tuesday
2028 9 April Sunday
2029 28 April Saturday
2030 18 April Thursday