Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as the birth date of Lord Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Lord Shiva and supreme devotee of Lord Ram. He was a replica of great physical strength, supreme devotion and perseverance hence it is believed that he can assume any cause by his will only. He is also worshipped to get rid of evil spirits and to provide strength to the devotees. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival in the country specially in North India. People decorate temples and take participate in early mornings Aartis of Hanuman.
Time to Celebrate:
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the Purnima of Chaitra month (March- April)
The Hanuman Jayanti is an occasion to commemorate the most popular idols of Hindu religion in the form of ape that devoted his whole life towards Lord Rama, who was an incarnation of one amonf supreme trinity. Hanuman was avatar of Lord Shiva and is worshipped as a symbol of strength, power, devotion and committment who helped Lord Rama to conquer the kingdom Lanka and marked the victory over evil Ravana, king of Lanka. As per the sacred Ramayan, Hanuman was assigned to locate Goddess Sita who also was an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and was a wife of Lord Rama, was captured by demon Ravana.
Tuesday and Saturdays are observed to worship Hanuman, some devotees keep fasting and offer red sindur, swets, flower to the diety. Hanuman is also worshipped as a troubleshooter, if any devotee feels, he is in trouble then he intensely remember only Bajrang Bali, another name of Hanuman and believed that Lord will surely shower his mercy and bring him out from the trouble. Apparently Hanuman temples are among the most common public shrines found in India.
The epitome of Hanuman teaches us the unlimited power of utmost devotion, he dedicated all his energies towards the worship of Lord Rama, and his undying commitment made him such that he became free and out from the obligations of world. His greatness lies in his complete merger with his Lord, which also formed the base of his genial qualities.It is hard to find a mythical character who is at once so powerful, learned, philosophic, humble and amusing.Hanuman features prominently in the great epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.