Happy Hanuman Jayanti! Honoring the Monkey God in 2024

Rahul Kaushik
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Happy Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti 2024: Today, on April 23rd, 2024, Hindus across the globe come together to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman, the revered monkey god. This auspicious occasion marks the arrival of a powerful deity who embodies strength, unwavering devotion, and selfless service.

Origins of the Mighty Warrior

Legends recount Hanuman’s birth as a divine being, the son of the wind god Pawandev and Anjani. The Ramayana, the epic tale of Lord Rama, details Hanuman’s unwavering dedication to Rama and his wife Sita. From burning Lanka, the demon king Ravana’s capital, to carrying a mountain laden with medicinal herbs to heal Lakshmana, Hanuman’s acts of courage and loyalty are etched in Hindu mythology.

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Hanuman Jayanti is a vibrant festival filled with devotion and prayer. Devotees throng temples dedicated to Hanuman, popularly known as Hanuman Mandirs. Special pujas (prayers) are offered, with devotees chanting hymns and offering prasad (sacred food) of fruits and sweets, particularly the laddoo, a sweet dumpling Hanuman is particularly fond of. The vibrant red color, said to be dear to Hanuman, adorns the temples and devotees alike.

Beyond Rituals: The Enduring Message

Hanuman Jayanti is more than just a celebration of a mythological figure. It’s a call to imbibe the virtues he represents. His unwavering faith in Rama teaches us the importance of devotion, while his selfless service inspires us to put the needs of others before our own. His immense strength reminds us of the inner power we possess to overcome challenges.

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A Festival for Everyone

Hanuman Jayanti transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. While predominantly celebrated in India, devotees worldwide observe this day with immense reverence. Many participate in Hanuman Chalisa, the recitation of 40 verses dedicated to him, seeking his blessings and guidance.

Celebrating with a Modern Touch

In today’s digital age, social media platforms come alive with greetings and well wishes on Hanuman Jayanti. Many utilize online platforms to learn about Hanuman’s stories and the significance of the festival.

As the chants of “Jai Hanuman” resonate across the globe, Hanuman Jayanti 2024 serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring legacy of this revered deity. Let this be a day to celebrate his virtues and seek his blessings for a life filled with strength, devotion, and unwavering dedication.

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I'm Rahul Kaushik, news writer at GrowJust India. I love to write National, International and Business news. You may reach me at rahul@growjustindia.com
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