Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Hanuman, Hindu deity of power and energy. Lord Hanuman is also worshipped as Anjaneya Swamy, Hanumanthudu, Maruti and Sri Rama dootha.
When is Sri Hanuman Jayanti Observed?
According to North Indian traditions, Sri Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated on the Full moon day or Pournami in the Hindu lunar month, Chaitra masam. But some Hindu religious calendars (Panchangas) describe that Lord Hanumath Jayanti is on the fourteenth day (Chaturdasi) of the Hindu lunar month, Ashwin (Aswayuja masam).
Hanuman Jayanthi 2012 date is April 6 (Chaitra Purnima).
In South India, devotees celebrate Lord Sri Hanuman Jayanthi in Vaishakha Masam. They believe that Lord Hanuman was born on Vaishakha Bahula Dashami.
South Indians celebrate Lord Hanuman Jayanti 2012 on May 15.
Lord Anjaneya Swamy – The God of Energy and Determination
Lord Hanuman is considered as the deity of tremendous power and energy. He crossed the sea and proved the energy of his devotion to his God, Lord Sri Ram to the world. He visited Lanka and made his intention clear by setting fire to whole Lanka.
Lord Hanuman is known for his great determination, as he led the army of Lord Sri Ram to success with utmost dedication. Maruti is the omnipotent God.
When demon Meghnath (Indrajeeth), Ravanasuras son aimed ‘Brahmasthra (a divine weapon) on Hanuman, he protected himself with chanting ‘Ram Naam. It shows his utmost devotion.
Lord Maruti – The Symbol of Celebity
Lord Maruti (Hanuman) is called as Aajanma Brahmachari (eternal celebate). Some religious texts describe that he has a wife called ‘Suvarchala. But everyone remembers him as eternal celebity.