Suvarchala Kalyanam or Suvarchala Hanumath Kalyanam is the marriage celebration of Lord Hanuman and Suvarchala, the daughter of Surya. Suvarchala Hanuman Kalyanam is observed on Jyeshta Shudda Dasami, 10th day in Shukla paksha of Jyeshta month. In 2012, Suvarchala Hanumath Kalyanam date is May 31.
Lord Hanuman is known as the ‘Ajanma Brahmachari’ (eternal bachelor). It is stated in many scriptures and Puranas. ‘Parasara Samhita’, written by Sage Parashara, mentions the story or legend of Suvarchala Hanuman Kalyanam. Suvarchala is the daughter of Surya Bhagavan and as ‘Guru Dakshina’, Surya Bhagvan asks Hanuman to marry his daughter.
Convinced by the pursuit of the divine marriage, Lord Hanuman agreed to marry Suvarchala. In spite of marriage with Suvarchala, Hanuman remained Brahmachari because he was a born Brahmachari with Yagnopavitha (sacred thread). Thus, on Jyeshta Shukla Dasami Surya Deva offered his daughter Suvarchala in marriage to Hanuman.
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