When is Hanuman Jayanti 2020? Date, history, importance and everything you need to know

Hanuman Jayanti, a very famous festival in India, is celebrated on the occasion of the birth of Lord Hanuman. According to the Hindu calendar, Hanuman Jayanti occurs every year on the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Date) of the month of Chaitra.

Bajrang Bali, also known as God Vanara, is believed to have been born on this auspicious day, and therefore Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate his birth.

To pay tribute and worship Lord Hanuman, people get up early in the morning, bathe and perform puja and arti together with singing bhajans. People also recite Hanuman Chalisa as it is believed that reciting it can alleviate all of life's sufferings. Different kinds of food, sweets and flowers are also offered to Lord Hanuman on this day.

Hanuman Jayanti 2020 day and date: Wednesday, April 8

Hanuman Jayanti 2020 Bid Time:

According to Drik Panchang, the following are the schedule for Hanuman Jayanti 2020

Purnima Tithi begins: 12:01 pm on April 7

Purnima Tithi ends: 8:04 am, April 8

Mantra for the day

लाल देहि लाली लसे, अरू धारी लाल लंगूर ।

वाजरा देह दानव दलान, जय जय जय कापि सुर ।

मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगं जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठ ।

वातात्मजं वानरयूथमुख्यं श्रीरामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ।

Recite this mantra as many times as possible throughout the day as it will help you overcome difficulties easily.

Hanuman Jayanti: History

Lord Hanuman was born to Anjana, the wife of Vanaraja Kesari (the Monkey King). Anjana is believed to have been cursed by Muni Vishwamitra for disturbing him. He cursed Anjana that she will give birth to a monkey. Anjana did her best to get rid of the curse and worshiped Lord Shiva. She urged him to be part of her son. Therefore, Lord Hanuman is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Another part of the story tells us that King Dasharatha performed a Putrakameshti yagna ritual for the children to follow, and was a little scared. However, a kite snatched a fragment from him and the Pawan Dev handed it to Anjana, and Lord Hanuman was born. Because Lord Hanuma is also known as 'Pawan Putra'.

Hanuman, son of the wind god Pawan, has Herculean qualities in Scripture, including lifting an entire mountain with one hand. Hanuman also played a crucial role in the battle between Rama and Ravana in the Ramayana epic. Known for his strength, courage, and physical energy, it was also said that Lord Hanuman was able to transform into any form.

Hanuman's appearance dates back almost 2.59 million years earlier. Hanuman is a deity that symbolizes courage, loyalty and compassion.

Hanuman Jayanti: Meaning

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with immense dedication by Hindus across India. Hanuman Jayanti devotees perform puja offering vermilion or red cloth, with flowers like marigold, rose, and offer laddu, halwa, banana as prasad. As the temples are closed due to closure, it is recommended to avoid processions and religious gatherings during this time.

Lord Hanuman is also known by the names of Bajrangbali, Kesarinandan, Anjaniputra, and Pawanputra. Lord Hanuman is a passionate devotee of Lord Sri Rama and therefore it is said that if he wants Lord Rama to end all his sorrows, he can communicate with him only through Lord Hanuman.

In the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated for 41 days, beginning at Chaitra Purnima and ending on the tenth day at Hanuman Jayanthi, during Krishna Paksha in the month of Vaishakha.