Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh on the Dasami or tenth day during the Krishna Paksha of Vaishakha month in the Telugu traditional Hindu calendar. Also known as Hanumantha Jayanti, it marks the end of 41-day Hanuman Deeksha which began on Chaitra Purnima. Hanumanth Jayanti is observed in a unique way by Telugu devotees by visiting important temples dedicated Lord Hanuman.
Now Let’s perform Hanuman Jayanti Puja.
- Let’s first collect all puja items.
- Next we will perform the main puja.
Let’s Collect Hanuman Jayanti Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
- Moli (red thread)
- Roli (red powder)
- Incense sticks
- Sweets, Fruits
- Curd (Yogurt)
- Clarified butter (Ghee)
- Dry fruits
- Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Let’s Perform The Main Hanuman Jayanti Puja
Let’s Perform The Main Puja
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Hanuman Jayanti Puja.
Manojavam maruta tulyavegam
jitendriyam budhimaatam varishitam
vaatmajam vanaraayutha mukhyam
Sree rama dootham sirasa namami
Hanuman Jayanti is the birthday of Lord Hanuman celebrated on Chaitra Purnima or the Full Moon day in Chaitra month in many parts of North Indian states. Chaitra Purnima is also known as Maha Chaitri. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanthi is observed on Vaishakha Bahula Dasami which falls during May – June months. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states, Chaitra Pournami is celebrated as Hanuman Vijayotsavam.
In Gujarat and some other regions in North India, Ashwin Krishna Chaturdasi (the day before Diwali) is popularly observed as Hanuman Jayanti. In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, devotees celebrate Hanuman Jayanthi during Margali Masam or Margazhi month (December – January).
In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pournima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs (panchangs) the birthday of Lord Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra. On this day, in a Hanuman temple spiritual discourses are started at dawn. Hanuman was born at sunrise. At that time the spiritual discourse is stopped and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed to everyone.
Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh on the Dasami or tenth day during the Krishna Paksha of Vaishakha month in the Telugu traditional Hindu calendar. Also known as Hanumantha Jayanti, it marks the end of 41-day Hanuman Deeksha which began on Chaitra Purnima. Hanumanth Jayanti is observed in a unique way by Telugu devotees by visiting important temples dedicated Lord Hanuman.
Apart from conducting prayers and pujas, people also undertake pilgrimages during the 41-day Deeksha period. Those who embraced Hanuman deeksha visit the hill shrine offer special prayers to Lord Hanuman, who is the ‘Kshetra Palaka’ of the hill shrine. ‘Laksha pathra pooja’ and other devotional programs are held on the day.
Devotees chant or listen to Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Ashtak on the day. Some people read the Sundara Kandam. Hanuman Jayanthi is observed during Chaitra Purnima in North India. In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Margazhi month, December – January. Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Hanuman. It is also known as Maha Chaitri.
There is a specific science to the ritualistic worship of each Deity. This means that, actions done in a particular way during the ritualistic worship, have a specific underlying science. Just by following these actions, we can get maximum benefit of that Deity’s Principle. The following answers contains the divine knowledge received by the seekers regarding exactly how some routine actions should be performed during the ritualistic worship of Sri Hanuman (Maruti).
Sindoor should be applied with the ring finger.
Flowers and leaves of calotropis (ruee) Five or multiples of five. The stems of flowers should be turned towards the Deity.
Waving incense sticks
Kewda, Chameli (Jasmine) and Ambar. Two incense sticks. Holding them between the index finger and thumb of the right hand, the incense sticks should be waved thrice, in a clockwise direction, in a full circle.
Minimum five but if a worshipper wants to perform more, then they should be in multiples of five.
Prevalent ritualistic worship
In Maharashtra, Saturday is considered to be the day of Maruti while in rest of India (Bhaarat) both Tuesday and Wednesday are considered to be His days. There is a custom of offering sindoor and oil to Maruti on these days. Breaking a coconut in front of Maruti also appears to be an age old custom. For spiritual progress, Maruti with His face to the left (Vaammukhi Maruti) or Maruti with an attitude of service (Daas Maruti) is worshipped.