Hanuman Jayanti – All About Happy Hanuman Jayanti Festival With 2019 Date, Facts, Images & Information

1.    You would be surprised to know that Hanumanji also had five brothers and all of them were married. This point is mentioned in “Brahmand Purana”. This mythology contains descriptions of Lord Kesari and his descendants.

In this Purana, there were 6 sons of Raja Kesari, the eldest son of which was “Hanumanji”. The names of Hanumanji’s brothers respectively were Matiman, Shrutiman, Ketuman, Gatiman, and Dhritiman.

2.    According to ancient Sanskrit language, “Hanu” means “jaw” and “maan” means “disfigure”. Do you know that Hanumanji’s childhood name was “Maruti”? Once the child Maruti had eaten the Lord the fruit. The whole world was covered with darkness.

Lord Indra was angry with the incident, struck the child Maruti with vajra, causing his jaw to break down and he became unconscious. Since this incident, the child Maruti was known as Hanuman.

3.    You will be surprised to know that even after being Brahmachari( unmarried for whole life).  Hanumanji was the father of a son. Hanumanji’s son’s name was “Makardhwaj” and he was born from a fish stomach. 

When Hanumanji burnt down Lanka, his whole body was extremely hot. So he jumped in the ocean to cool down himself. In the process, his sweat was eaten by one of the fish. From the same fish, his son Makardhwaj was born.

4.    Once on Narad’s call, Hanuman welcomed all the saints except Vishwamitra because Vishwamitra was once a king. Vishwamitra was very angry with this and he asked Lord Ram to give the death sentence to Hanuman.

Since Vishwamitra was a guru, so he could not avoid his order and showered the arrows on Hanuman Ji. Seeing this, Hanumanji began chanting Rama’s name, the arrows returned themselves. Then Rama attacked him with Brahmastra. But it also could not harm hanuman. So Lord Rama then abandoned the idea of the death of Hanuman.

5.    Hanumanji went to the Himalaya Mountains after the conquest of Lord Ram. On the walls of the Himalayas, the story of Ram was engraved with his nails. When Maharishi Valmiki went to Hanumanji to show him the Ramayana, he saw Hanuman had also written Ramayan.

He became depressed seeing this because he knew that the Ramayan written by hanuman would be far better than of his. Hanuman comprehending this, erased hos creation from the walls of Himalaya.

6.    Hanumanji was born by the grace of Pavan Deva. But did you know that “Bhima” was also born by the grace of Pavanadeva? When Maharaj Pandu was living in the forest with his wife Kunti and Madri, at the same time, Queen Kunti worshiped Pavanadev with the will for a son, resulting in the birth of “Bhima”. Thus Hanumanji and “Bhima” were both brothers.

7.    When Lord Rama was sacrificing his human body while drowning in the Sarayu river, Hanuman was not with him.

8.    Hanuman Ji has 108 names in Sanskrit and every name means the essence of his life’s teachings.

9.    Hanuman from his childhood had accepted Lord Rama as his lord. So when he met him face to face, he started crying.

10.    When Mata Sita invited Hanuman to eat food cooked by herself. The kitchen emptied but not the stomach of Hanuman. Worried, Mata Sita asked Rama what are should do. On the advice of Rama, Sita then has Hanuman one leaf of Tulasi. Then only Hanuman was satisfied and told Mata Sita that if she had given this leaf before, her kitchen would not have emptied.

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Importance of the celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti indicates the balanced coexistence of all human brotherhood with the incredible creation of nature, Lord Hanuman of the Vanara community. People of the Hindu religion worship Lord Hanuman as a divine creature.

This celebration is very important for all, however, brahmacharis, fighters, and bodybuilders are especially inclined towards this celebration. There are many names by which Lord Hanuman is famous among his devotees such as Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Mahavira, Balibima, Marutsuta, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra and many more.

Hanuman avatar is considered as the 11th Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva with great dedication, strength, knowledge, divine power, courage, intelligence, and disinterested service spirit. He has dedicated his life only for his Lord Rama and his wife Sita. He never shows his bravery and intelligence without any purpose.

The devotees of Lord Hanuman always pray to him be blessed with the same bright future. He is worshiped in many ways by his devotees; some meditate repeating his name many times to obtain power, fame, success in life, while others read the Hanuman Chalisa to obtain the same benefit.

A celebration of Hanuman Jayanti

People visit Hanuman temple on Hanuman Jayanti. Some people also hold vows and worship him with great keenness and enthusiasm. Since it is said that Hanuman was Brahmachari, therefore people also offer Jane.

The tradition of offering vermilion and silver on Hanumanji statues is also popular. It is said that once for a long life of Ram, Hanumanji had smeared vermilion on his whole body and that is why he likes vermilion from his devotees.

It is very important to chant mantra after purifying oneself in front of the South Mukhi Hanuman statue in evening. Reading the beautiful text of Ramcharitmanas on Hanuman Jayanti also pleases Hanumanji. Ramayan, ramcharitramanas are recited in all the temples of Hanuman.

Hanuman Jayanti fast and worship method

Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated in the year 2019 on Friday, April 19. If you are fasting on this auspicious day, it is good to follow celibacy and sleep on the ground the night before. Get up early in the morning before sunrise and then remember Lord Shree Ram, Mother Sita and Sri Hanuman in your mind.

After your daily refreshments, place the statue of Ram, Sita, and Hanuman. Then worship them and do the puja, and do the aarti of Hanuman. Then recite Hanuman Chalisa and Bajrang Ban. As a prasad, you can keep jaggery, roasted or wet gram and laddus. For the worship material, the red or yellow flowers of marigold rose, Sunflower, etc. can be taken.

Also take the vermilion, saffron sandal incense, pure ghee or jasmine oil, etc. Coconut and banana can also be offered to lots of Hanuman. Aarti, bhajan, and kirtan are done in his temple by the devotee. There is a tradition of remaining awake all night remembering Lord Rama and Hanuman.

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Hanuman Chalisa

Written by the wise man and poet Tulsidas, This mantra is dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey god. Hanuman represents the enlightened consciousness of the human being. He is a symbol of the qualities that a sadhaka should develop; strength, courage, faith, and devotion.

In Hindu mythology, Hanuman is an incarnation of Shiva. His devotion to his master Rama is also known. The love for Rama leads him to travel the world in search of Sita, the wife of his master kidnapped by Ravana.

It is said that Hanuman has a pact with the ‘grahas’ or planets, in particular with the god Shani, ruler of Saturn, to mitigate or soften. And even eliminate the effects of these planets in our lives, and burn the planetary karma.

He was also blessed at birth with a gift from each of the 33,000 ‘devas’ or divine beings. By reciting the mantras to Hanuman, we can achieve whatever we set out to do, be it healing, love, abundance, or whatever we want.

The mantra Hanuman Chalisa is a stanza of 40 verses, written by the sage Tulasidas in ancient Hindi, and is known as one of the most powerful and auspicious songs. A hymn dedicated to Hanuman, translated by Sadguru Sant Keshavadas.

Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa daily offers numerous benefits, even when you listen to it only. The benefits can be mental, physical, spiritual, mundane, or of any kind. By reciting this mantra daily, the devotee gets the rewards of his works and all kinds of desires, small or large, are realized.

Through the continuous and regular recitation of this hymn, blessings and the grace of glorious powers will be obtained, and the life of the reciter will be full of bliss and happiness.

Through the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa we invoke strength, energy, shakti to overcome obstacles and progress in life. Before you start singing, become aware of your breathing for a few moments.

Take the attention to the eyebrows and visualize the flame of a firm and stable candle. Then pronounce mentally a resolution such as: strength, courage and wisdom. Then the chanting of the mantra begins:

Om Shri Hanumate Namaha

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मन मुकुर सुधारि।

बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि॥

shrīguru charanga Saroja raja ninja mana mukuru sudhāri।

baranau raghubara bimala jasu jo dāyaku phala chāri॥

Cleaning the mirror in the form of my mind with the pollen of the lotus feet of the Guru, I describe the unblemished glory of Rama, who bestows the four fruits. According to the Gita Press translation the four fruits as the four Puruṣārthas: Dharma, Artha, Kāma, and Mokṣa a.

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिकै सुमिरौं पवनकुमार।

बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार॥

buddhihīna tanu jānikai sumirau pavanakumāra।

bala budhi bidyā dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikāra॥

Knowing that my body is devoid of intelligence, I remember Hanuman, son of Vāyu. Give me strength, intelligence and knowledge and remove all diseases (kalesa) and impurities (bikāra).

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर।

जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर॥ १ ॥

jaya hanumāna gyāna guna sāgara।

jaya kapīsa tihu loka ujāgara॥ 1 ॥

Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, that you can be victorious. The chief among Vanaras famous among the three Lokas [Pātāla, Prithvi (earth) and Svarga], may you be victorious.

राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा।

अंजनि पुत्र पवनसुत नामा॥ २ ॥

rāma dūta atulita bala dhāmā।

anjani putra pavanasuta nāmā॥ 2 ॥

You are the reliable messenger of Rama and you are the abode of an incomparable force. You are also known by the names of Anjaniputra (son of Anjana) and Pavanasuta (son of Vāyu).

महावीर विक्रम बजरंगी।

कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥ ३ ॥

mahāvīra vikrama bajarangī।

kumati nivāra sumati ke sangī॥ 3 ॥

You are the great hero, you are endowed with courage, your body is as strong as the Vajra of Indra. You are the destroyer of the vile intellect and you are the companion of the one whose intellect is pure.

कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा।

कानन कुंडल कुंचित केसा॥ ४ ॥

kanchana barana birāja subesā।

kānana kundala kunchita kesā॥ 4 ॥

Your the complexion is that of cast gold and you are resplendent in its beautiful shape. You wear Kundalas (little earrings used in ancient times by the Hindus) in your ears and your hair is curly.

हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै।

काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजै॥ ५ ॥

hātha bajra au dhvajā birājai।

kādhe mūnja janeū sājai॥ 5 ॥

You have the Vajra( the weapon) and the flag in your hands and the sacred thread (Yajnopavita) made of Munja grass adorns your shoulder.

शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन।

तेज प्रताप महा जग बंदन॥ ६ ॥

shankara suvana kesarī nandana।

teja pratāpa mahā jaga bandana॥ 6 ॥

O son of Shiva (or son of Vāyu carrying the power of Shiva), the enchantress of Kesari, his aura and majesty are great and venerated all over the world.

विद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर।

राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥ ७ ॥

vidyāvāna gunī ati chātura।

rāma kāja karibe ko ātura॥ 7 ॥

You are the worthy abode of the eighteen types of Vidyā (knowledge), all virtues reside in you and you are extraordinarily intelligent. You are always eager to perform tasks for Rama.

प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया।

राम लखन सीता मन बसिया॥ ८ ॥

prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyā।

rāma lakhana sītā mana basiyā॥ 8 ॥

You delight in listening to the deeds of Rama (Ramayana). Rama, Lakshmana and Sita reside in his mind. Alternatively, you reside in the minds of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita

सूक्ष्म रूप धरी सियहिं दिखावा।

बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥ ९ ॥

sūkshma rūpa dhari siyahi dikhāvā।

bikata rūpa dhari lanka jarāvā॥ 9 ॥

You took on an extremely tiny shape and appeared to Sita in the Ashok Vatika. You took on a very big and scary form and set fire to the city of Lanka.

भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे।

रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे॥ १० ॥

bhīma rūpa dhari asura sahāre।

rāmachandra ke kāja savāre॥ 10 ॥

You took on a frightening form and destroyed the demons [in Ravana’s army]. You have performed all of Rama’s tasks.

लाय सँजीवनि लखन जियाए।

श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाए॥ ११ ॥

lāya sajīvani lakhana jiyāe।

shrī raghubīra harashi ura lāe॥ 11 ॥

You brought the Sanjeevini, the life-saving herb of Dronagiri in the Himalayas and revitalized Lakshman. Out of joy, Rama hugged you.

रघुपति कीन्हीं बहुत बड़ाई।

तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई॥ १२ ॥

raghupati kīnhī bahut barāī।

tuma mama priya bharatahi sama bhāī॥ 12

Rama, the chief among the descendants of Raghu, lauded you profusely saying, “You are dear to me as my brother Bharata.”

सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं।

अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं॥ १३ ॥

sahasa badana tumharo jasa gāvai।

asa kahi shrīpati kantha lagāvai॥ 13

Rama also added that a thousand people will praise Hanuman’s glory and embrace him again.

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा।

नारद सारद सहित अहीसा॥ १४ ॥

जम कुबेर दिक्पाल जहाँ ते।

कबी कोबिद कहि सकैं कहाँ ते॥ १५ ॥

sanakādika brahmādi munīsā।

nārada sārada sahita ahīsā॥ 14 ॥

jama kubera dikpāla jahā te।

kabi kobida kahi sakai kahā te॥ 15 ॥

Saints like Sanka, Bramha, Munisa, Narad, Sarad, Sahit and Ahisa blessed Hanuman; Yama (god of death), Kubera (god of wealth), Dikpala (eight-way gods), Kavis (poets), Kovidas (popular singers) can not describe Hanuman’s reputation.

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीन्हा।

राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा॥ १६ ॥

tuma upakāra sugrīvahi kīnhā।

rāam milāya rājapada dīnhā॥ 16 ॥

You did a great favor to Sugriva, making him meet Rama and granting him the kingdom of Kishkindha.

तुम्हरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना।

लंकेश्वर भए सब जग जाना॥ १७ ॥

tumharo mantra bibhīshana mānā।

lankeshvara bhae saba jaga jānā॥ 17 ॥

His mantra was accepted by Vibhishana, as a result of which he became the king of Lanka. The whole world knows this.

जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानू।

लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥ १८ ॥

juga sahasra jojana para bhānū।

līlyo tāhi madhura phala jānū॥ 18 ॥

The Surya, sun situated {1 Yug = 12,000 years, 1 Sahastra = 1,000, 1 Yojan = 8 Miles, (Yug x Sahastra x Yojan) = 12,000 × 1,000 × 8 miles = 96,000,000 miles ) 96,000,000 miles = 96,000,000 X1,6 km = 153,600,000 km} 153,600,000 km away from Earth was swallowed by you after you guessed it was a sweet fruit.

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं।

जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं॥ १९ ॥

prabhu mudrikā meli mukha māhī।

jaladhi lāghi gaye acharaja nāhī॥ 19 ॥

O Lord, by placing the ring given by Rama in your mouth, you jumped across the ocean – there is no miracle / surprise here.

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।

सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥ २० ॥

durgama kāja jagata ke jete।

sugama anugraha tumhare tete॥ 20 ॥

All the unattainable tasks in the world are easily attainable with His grace.

राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे।

होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे॥ २१ ॥

rāma duāre tuma rakhavāre।

hota na āgyā binu paisāre॥ 21 ॥

You are the doorman and protector of the court gate of Rama. Without his order, no one can enter the abode of Rama.

सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी शरना।

तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना॥ २२ ॥

saba sukha lahai tumhārī saranā।

tuma rakshaka kāhū ko daranā॥ 22 ॥

Once in your refuge, a Sādhaka gets all the pleasures. You are the protector, and there is nothing to fear.

आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै।

तीनौं लोक हाँक ते काँपे॥ २३ ॥

āpana teja samhāro āpai।

tinau loka hāka te kāpai॥ 23 ॥

When you roar loud after remembering your powers, the three worlds tremble with fear.

भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै।

महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै॥ २४ ॥

bhūta pishācha nikata nahi āvai।

mahābīra jaba nāma sunāvai॥ 24 ॥

Evil spirits (bhūta) and carnivorous ghosts (pishācha) do not approach those who sing their name Mahāvira.

नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा।

जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा॥ २५ ॥

nāsai roga harai saba pīrā।

japata nirantara hanumata bīrā॥ 25 ॥

Brave Hanuman, when relentlessly invoked through Japa(chanting), destroys all diseases and removes all suffering.

संकट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै।

मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै॥ २६ ॥

sankata te hanumāna chhudāvai।

mana krama bachana dhyāna jo lāvai॥ 26 ॥

Hanuman delivers from all adversities those who remember him (or contemplate / meditate on him) in their hearts, by their deeds and words.

सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा।

तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा॥ २७ ॥

saba para rāma tapasvī rājā।

tina ke kāja sakala tuma sājā॥ 27 ॥

Rama is the supreme God and a king with Tapas, and yet you have performed all your tasks.

और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै।

सोहि अमित जीवन फल पावै॥ २८ ॥

aura manoratha jo koī lāvai।

Sohi amita jīvana phala pāvai॥ 28 ॥

And whosoever comes to you with some desire, that desire is fulfilled beyond limits (literally, “they obtain the unlimited fruit of desire”) in this very birth.

चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा।

है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥ २९ ॥

chāro juga para tāpa tumhārā।

hai parasiddha jagata ujiyyārā॥ 29 ॥

His glory is famous in all four Yugas and enlightens the whole world.

साधु संत के तुम रखवारे।

असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥ ३० ॥

sādhu santa ke tuma rakhavāre।

asura nikandana rāma dulāre॥ 30 ॥

You are the protector of Sadhus (good or ascetic people) and Sants (saints). You are the destroyer of demons and dear as the son of Rama.

अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता।

अस बर दीन्ह जानकी माता॥ ३१ ॥

ashta siddhi nau nidhi ke dātā।

asa bara dīnha jānakī mātā॥ 31 ॥

Lord Hanuman can deposit the eight Siddhis and the nine Nidhis. Mother Sita, the daughter of Janaka, granted him this blessing.

राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा।

सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा॥ ३२ ॥

rāma rasāyana tumhare pāsā।

sadā raho raghupati ke dāsā॥ 32 ॥

You have the treasure of the Bhakti of Rama (rāma rasāyana) with you. (Rasāyana literally means chemical). You are, respectfully, the servant of Raghupati (Shri Raam).

तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै।

जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै॥ ३३ ॥

tumhare bhajana rāma ko pāvai।

janama janama ke dukha bisarāvai॥ 33 ॥

Singing you (Hanuman), a Bhakta reaches Rama and forgets the adversities and afflictions of many births.

अंत काल रघुबर पुर जाई।

जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई॥ ३४ ॥

anta kāla raghubara pura jāī।

jahā janma hari bhakta kahāī॥ 34 ॥

As a result of devotion to you, a Bhakta goes to the Sāketa Loka (pure raghubara) at the time of its end (physical death). Once the Bhakta reaches Sāketa, wherever they are born, they are known as the Bhaktas of Hari.

और देवता चित्त न धरई।

हनुमत सेइ सर्व सुख करई॥ ३५ ॥

aura devatā chitta na dharaī।

hanumata sei sarba sukha karaī॥ 35 ॥

Even he who does not contemplate / meditate on any other Devatas in his mind and serves only Hanuman achieves all favorable bliss in this world and the next.

संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा।

जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा॥ ३६ ॥

sankata katai mitai saba pīrā।

jo sumirai hanumata balabīrā॥ 36 ॥

Whoever remembers the brave and powerful Hanuman is free from all adversity and relief from all sorrows.

जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं।

कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं॥ ३७ ॥

jaya jaya jaya hanumāna gusāī।

kripā karahu gurudeva kī nāī॥ 37 ॥

O Hanuman, the master of the senses, may you be victorious, may you be victorious. May you shower your grace lovingly, as a Guru(teacher) does, and reveal to me the knowledge of devotion to Rama.

जो शत बार पाठ कर कोई।

छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥ ३८ ॥

jo shata bāra pātha kara koī।

chhūtahi bandi mahā sukha hoī॥ 38 ॥

He who recites Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times (or for a hundred days) is freed from slavery and obtains great happiness.

जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा।

होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा॥ ३९ ॥

jo yaha parhai hanumāna chālīsā।

hoya siddha sākhī gaurīsā॥ 39 ॥

One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa obtains the Siddhi (achievement or liberation). Shiva himself testifies to this statement.

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा।

कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा॥ ४० ॥

tulasīdāsa sadā hari cherā।

kījai nātha hridaya maha derā॥ 40 ॥

Tulsidas is always a devotee of Hari. O Lord, make my heart your home.

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पवनतनय संकट हरन मंगल मूरति रूप।

राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहु सुर भूप॥

pavantanaya sankata harana mangala mūrati rūpa।

rāma lakhan sītā sahita hridaya basahu sura bhūpa॥

O Son of Vāyu, remover of adversities, with an auspicious and principal from among all the Devas. That you may dwell in our hearts together with Rama, Lakshman, and Sita.

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Author: Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of media house, designer of websites and editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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