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Hanuman Jayanti 2016


Hanuman JayantiHanuman Jayanti is one of the most prominent festivals observed by the Hindus. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the Vanara God, who symbolises achievement, loyalty, strength and valour, and embodies the concept of 'Nishkam Karma' (selfless action without expectation of fruits). The festival is also very popular among male devotees who observe the auspicious occasion of Lord Hanuman's birth with great reverence. The celebration is as much marked by conviviality and jubilation as by its simplicity of puja and fasting rituals.

Hanuman Jayanti 2016 Date

The birth anniversary of Hindu God Hanuman (son of Vayu) will be celebrated on 22nd April in 2016.

Celebrations on Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated throughout the country with deep reverence and aplomb, as well as flourish and pageantry. Elaborate processions form part of the celebration that consecrates this blessed day. Lord Hanuman is worshipped by various endearing names by his devotees such as Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Bajrangbali, Maruti Nandan, Anjani Putra, Pavan Putra and Mahavira. Bhajans and devotional songs are played that sing paeans on the virtuous qualities of each of his names. On Hanuman Jayanti, devotees take a bath early morning, visit the temple and put vermillion tilak on their forehead and seek Lord Hanumanís blessings for strength, power, courage, concentration and longevity.

Though Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated throughout the country, there is variation in terms of the month and time period. In North India, Hanuman Jayanti is held in Chaitra Purnima.

Hanuman Jayanti 2017 Date - 11 April (Tuesday)
Hanuman Jayanti 2015 Date - 04 April (Saturday)











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