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Hanuman Jayanti 2024: Date, Time, Significance and Rituals

Hanuman Jayanti, a significant Hindu festival, celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman, the revered deity known for his strength, devotion, and heroism as depicted in the Ramayana. As we honor this auspicious occasion in 2024, let’s delve into the date, time, significance, and rituals associated with Hanuman Jayanti.

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 – Date and Time

Hanuman Jayanti falls on the Purnima Tithi, the full moon day of Shukla Paksha, in the Chaitra month of the Hindu lunar calendar. This year, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

The auspicious times (shubh muhurat) for performing puja on Hanuman Jayanti are from 10:41 AM to 1:57 PM, 3:35 PM to 5:13 PM, and 8:13 PM to 9:35 PM. The Purnima Tithi starts at 3:25 AM on April 23, 2024, and ends at 5:18 AM on April 24, 2024.

Significance of Hanuman Jayanti 2024

Lord Hanuman, also known as Vanara God, Bajrangbali, and Vayu Dev, holds a special place in Hindu mythology. He is revered for his unparalleled strength, unwavering devotion to Lord Rama and Sita, and his ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Hanuman is believed to be the epitome of loyalty, courage, and selflessness.

One of the most renowned tales from the Ramayana narrates Hanuman’s remarkable feat of carrying an entire mountain on his shoulder to retrieve the life-saving herb, Sanjeevani Booti, to revive Lakshman, Lord Rama’s brother. Hanuman’s devotion and dedication to his master, Lord Rama, exemplify the ideals of service and sacrifice.

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 – Rituals

Hanuman Jayanti is observed with fervent devotion and reverence by millions of devotees across India and in Hindu communities worldwide. Rituals on this day typically include:

  • Puja and Worship: Devotees visit Hanuman temples to offer prayers, perform rituals, and seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman. Special puja ceremonies are conducted, accompanied by the chanting of hymns and mantras dedicated to Hanuman.
  • Fasting: Many devotees observe a strict fast on Hanuman Jayanti, abstaining from food and consuming only fruits and milk. The fast is broken only after the completion of evening prayers and rituals.
  • Recitation of Hanuman Chalisa: The Hanuman Chalisa, a sacred hymn composed by the saint Tulsidas, is recited with devotion on Hanuman Jayanti. This hymn extols the virtues and exploits of Hanuman and is believed to invoke his blessings.
  • Offerings: Devotees offer garlands of flowers, coconuts, vermilion paste, and sweets to Hanuman idols as a mark of reverence and devotion.
  • Charitable Acts: Some devotees undertake charitable acts and community service on Hanuman Jayanti as a way of honoring Hanuman’s selflessness and compassion.

Hanuman Jayanti 2024 – Wishes

  • I wish you to be accompanied with auspiciousness and blessings on Hanuman Jayanti.
  • May your actions be pure and selfless. May you be the symbol of strength for your family always. Happy Hanuman Jayanti!
  • May Lord Hanuman bless your life with happiness, peace and prosperity. Wish you all a very Happy Hanuman Jayanti!
  • I hope your life is filled with joy and harmony this year. Wishing you a happy Hanuman Jayanti!
  • I wish joy, harmony, happiness and prosperity on Hanuman Jayanti for you and your family. Sending warm wishes your way on Hanuman Jayanti!

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