Hanuman Jayanti is one of the most festivals to remember the birth of Lord Hanuman. It is said that he was born on a full moon day in the Chaitra month.

It is the Birthday of Lord Hanuman. He is also called as  Maruti, Anjaniputra, Pawan Putra, Kesari Nandan in various places of India and other parts of the world.

Hanuman Jayanti 2019 was on April 19 Friday

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This day is considered auspicious because of the character he depicted from a very young age.  Hanuman is described as the ultimate symbol of devotion, perseverance, humility, and strength. He is said to be an ardent devotee of Lord Rama.

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Importance and Significance of the festival Hanuman Jayanti

He is no ordinary boy who was born in the Chaitra month. This young hero gained fame within the epic story of Ramayana. People resort to take help from Lord Hanuman because they believe that if you need the blessings from Lord Rama, you can find an answer to it only by pleasing Hanuman. 

Ramayana

Legendary stories explain that Lord Hanuman played a phenomenal role in the Ramayana epic story. The monkey God had the strength, and bravery to fight and protect Sita (wife of Lord Rama). Lord Hanuman was send by his chief Sugriva to help Rama find his kidnapped wife. As per the legendary story, she was kidnapped by Ravana- the evil king. Hanuman rescued her and for this Lord Rama blessed him with a lot of boons and a lot of immortal powers.

Hanuman Chalisa

The famous poet Tulsidas created a beautiful song and poem based on Hanuman. It was due to the fact that he received visions of Hanuman in his life. 

Hanuman Jayanti in Different Places

In many places, the birth of Lord Hanuman is celebrated in a different manner. 

In the state of Karnataka, the day is called as Hanuman Vratam and is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi of the  Margashirsha month.

 In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is observed on Margashirsha Amavasya and this falls in the months of January or maybe December.

In Andhra Pradesh, it is said that the festival and its subsidiary prayers take place for about 41 days. The festival begins on the day of Chaitra Purnima and finally closes on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha of the Vaishakha month.

 

Important Timings On Hanuman Jayanti

SunriseApril 19, 2019 6:07 AM
SunsetApril 19, 2019 6:45 PM
Purnima Tithi Begins April 18, 2019 7:26 PM
Purnima Tithi EndsApril 19, 2019 4:42 PM
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Hanuman Jayanti festival dates between 2016 & 2026

YearDate
2016Friday, 22nd of April
2017Tuesday, 11th of April
2018Saturday, 31st of March
2019Friday, 19th of April
2020Wednesday, 8th of April
2021Tuesday, 27th of April
2022Saturday, 16th of April
2023Thursday, 6th of April
2024Tuesday, 23rd of April
2025Saturday, 12th of April
2026Thursday, 2nd of April

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