While there are innumerous Gods and Goddesses worshipped in Hinduism, Lord Hanuman is one of the most revered. He is the one who personifies devotion and embodies faith. His devotional and enthusiastic stories invoke massive vigour in the minds of his followers. He is the one who is more powerful and swifter than the wind, and has conquered all the senses, being the most supreme among all intelligent beings. He is the ‘unequalled Lord Hanuman’!
Hanuman Jayanti – The birthday of Lord Hanuman
Hanuman Jayanti is the day of celebrating the birth of Lord Hanuman – the celebration of his bravery and ardent devotion to hid Lord – Lord Rama. According to the Hindu calendar, this day falls on the 15th
day of the Chaitra month. This year, this auspicious date is to fall on 11th
However, various regions in Southern India celebrate this festival during different times of the year. In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, this event is celebrated as Hanumath Jayanti in the month of Marghazi during Margashirsha Amavasya, believing the fact that Lord Hanuman was born on Amavasya. In Karnataka, the festival is popularly known as Hanuman Vratam, and is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during the Margashirsha month. In Orissa, the festival is celebrated on the first day of the Vaishka month of the Oriya calendar; whereas in Andhra Pradesh, it is celebrated for 41 days starting on Chaitra Purnima and terminating on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in the Vaishakha month.
The birth of Lord Hanuman
Lord Hanuman was born to the Apsara Anjani who was cursed by a learned Vaanara (monkey), meditating in a jungle. For some reason, he cursed her to turn into a Vaanara that very instant, saying that she will be freed from the curse only when she gives birth to a Vaanara who would be Lord Shiva’s incarnation. Repenting, she resorted to meditation, which pleased Lord Shiva who decided to grant her the child that would be his incarnation. He thus ordered the Wind God – Vaayu – to bring Anjani some food. With a swirl, Lord Vaayu picked up the ‘payasam’
kept at Raja Dashrath’s balcony for his wife to beget a son, and dropped it in front of Anjani. She consumed the payasam
, and gave birth to a mightyful son. Lord Vaayu admitted that it was him who brought the food, which makes him the rightful father. This is the reason Lord Hanuman is also known as ‘Vayuputra Hanuman’ or ‘Pavanputra Hanuman’.
Lord Hanuman – The eternal Lord
Lord Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Rama is an absolute symbol of service that shows unwavered dedication that he had towards his Lord throughout his life. It was for his selfless service, courage, loyalty, and undeterred faith that Lord Rama bestowed him with a boon of an everlasting life. The Lord granted him with the boon that he will be honoured and worshipped every time devotees would worship the Lord. This is why we always see the idol of Lord Hanuman adorning Lord Rama’s temples.
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