Hanuman Jayanti holds profound significance in Hinduism, marking the auspicious occasion of Lord Hanuman's birth on the Anjaneri mountain. Revered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is celebrated for his unwavering devotion and unparalleled courage.

Born to Vanar Raj Kesari and Mother Anjani, he played a pivotal role in the epic Ramayana, showcasing selfless service and undying loyalty to Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu.

Legend of Hanuman

Beyond his valorous feats, tales of Hanuman's mischievous childhood add a charming dimension to his persona. One such anecdote involves his attempt to swallow the Sun, mistaking it for a fruit. This playful act caught the attention of Rahu, a malefic planet, leading to a cosmic incident. Struck by Lord Indra's thunderbolt, Hanuman momentarily went numb, causing disturbances on Earth until the gods rectified their error and revived him.

Celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti

Devotees observe Hanuman Jayanti with fervent worship, offerings, mantra chanting, and various devotional activities. Some choose to fast on this day, while others visit temples to seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman. Acts of charity, such as organising food stalls or distributing meals to the less fortunate, are common expressions of devotion during this auspicious festival.

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