APR 16, 2022
The birthday of Hanuman is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanthi. The day falls on the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon day) of Chaitra month. Depicted as a monkey-god, Hanuman is regarded as an avatar (incarnation) of Shiva and an ardent devotee of Rama, the 7th incarnation of Vishnu. Hanuman is known by several names like Anjaneya, Maruti, Kesari Nandan, Bajrang Bali, etc. According to mythology, Hanuman is considered as ‘Chiranjeevi’ - an immortal, the one who lives forever.
Birthday of Lord Hanuman
Hanuman Jayanthi or the birthday of Hanuman is considered as the best day for worshiping Hanuman, as his energy is abundantly available. Performing homam and puja and chanting of mantras on Hanuman Jayanthi will appease the powerful God on his birthday and help you seek his protection and ensure safety from negativities.
Worshiping Hanuman especially on his birthday will instill courage, strength, confidence, and reduce the malefic effects of planet Saturn in your birth chart.
Kashyapa Muni's Penance
Sri Hanuman, an embodiment of Sri Rudra, incarnated himself in this world in this month of Vaisakha, in the Karkataka lagnam on Dasami during the Krishna pakshas in Purvabhadra Nakshatra and Kaundinyasa Gotra on Saturday at 12pm
In one of the past Ages, Sri Kashyapa Maharshi took to deep penance to please Mahadev. Sri Mahadev delighted by his tapas appeared and asked him to seek a boon. Sri Kashyapa Maharshi then requested Mahadev to be born as his son, Mahadev blessed and granted him with this boon. Kashyap Maharshi who in his next birth was born as Kesari vanara in the Ape (Vanara) family. There are many mountains west of Kishkinda, the monkey kingdom, Kishkinda, is portrayed as the region around Hampi. There were 16000 mountains in that area and King Kesari ruled the areas around the mountains with his wife Anjana Devi.