Hanuman Jayanti

The birthday of Sankat Mochan Hanuman falls on Chaitra Shukla Purnima, in the month of March-April. An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman is worshipped for his immense passion and dedication to the Lord. Watch & perform Hanuman Jayanti puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance/significance of the day.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Hanuman Jayanti Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Hanuman Jayanti Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Hanuman Jayanti Puja.

Before doing Hanuman Jayanti Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Hanuman Jayanti Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Hanuman Jayanti Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Hanuman Jayanti Puja.

We Will Conclude Hanuman Jayanti Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Hanuman Jayanti Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Hanuman Jayanti Puja

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. The birthday of Sri Hanuman falls on Chaitra Shukla Purnima, in the month of March-April, when the Moon is full. An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman is worshipped for his immense passion and dedication to the Lord. The Hindus consider Lord Hanuman as a symbol of strength, energy and unfathomable devotion. An important festival of the Hindus, Hanuman Jayanti is commemorated by visiting Hanuman temples and worshipping him. Apart from offering pujas and prayers, people also take up fasting on this occasion. Hanuman Jayanti Vrat, also known as Hanuman Jayanti Upvaas, is observed on the Chaitra Purnima day, that is, a full moon day in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar.

While in Maharashtra and other western parts of India, Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed on the day prior to Hanuman Jayanti, people in North India fast on the actual Hanuman Jayanti day.

Unlike most Hindu fasts and vrats that are practiced by women, Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed mostly by men, particularly the wrestlers and body builders. Preparations for the festival and fast begin early in the morning. Homes are thoroughly cleaned and idols, body or pictures of Lord Hanuman are purified. These are then smeared with Sindoor and a lamp is lit next. Prayers are chanted and sweets and bananas are offered. Devotees recite the Hanuman Chalisa. Depending upon the calibre of a devotee, the Chalisa is repeated several times. The recitation of Hanuman Arati, or Aarti Bajrangbali Ki, marks the end of the prayers. People who opt for observing vrat or upvaas on Hanuman Jayanti keep it from sunrise to sunset. However, people who observe a partial fast consume fruits and milk, with some exceptions of eating Sabudana Kihichdi. The fast is broken by offering puja in the evening or visiting a Hanuman Temple in the neighborhood. However, there are devotees who end their fast only on the next day in the morning. It is celebrated during Chaitra and is especially important to Brahmacharis, wrestlers and body builders.

Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Rama, and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to the god. From the early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship the monkey god. The priest bathes the idol and offers special prayers to the gods. Then the entire body is smeared with sindooraand oil, a symbol of life and strength. According to a popular belief, once when Sita was applying sindoora to her hair, Hanuman asked her the reason for doing so. She replied that by applying sindoora, she ensured a longlife for her husband. The more sindoora she applied, the longer Rama`s life would be. The devoted Hanuman then smeared his entire body with sindoora, in an effort to ensure Rama`s immortality. Hence Hanuman`s idol is always daubed with sindoora. People offer sweets and fruit, specially bananas, to the god. Since Hanuman is a monkey god, monkeys in zoos and neighboring areas are also objects of veneration on this day. Men also fast from morning till evening. In some parts of the country, especially Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the festival involves more elaborate celebrations. Huge tents are erected in front of Hanuman temples where people congregate to listen to recitations of the Hanuman Chalisa.

Food instructions: People who opt for observing vrat or upvaas on Hanuman Jayanti Keep it from sunrise to sunset. However, people who observe a partial fast Consume fruits and milk, with some exceptions of eating Sabudana Kihichdi.