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Sri Hanuman Jayanti – May 21, 2017

Sri Hanuman Jayanti – May 21, 2017

Deity of Sri Hanuman

Hanuman Jayanti is the celebration of the auspicious appearance day of Sri Hanuman, an ardent devotee and eternal servitor of Lord Sri Ramachandra.

In India, there are hundreds and thousands of temples dedicated to Hanuman. In all the Vaishnava temples, there is at least a shrine dedicated to him. Devotees worship and pray to him to remove the obstacles in the path of their devotional service. In our temple there is a small shrine for the Deity of Hanuman near the entrance of Prahlada Narasimha Temple.

Abhisheka to Sri Hanuman

In various parts of the country, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on different days. In some places (especially in Maharashtra) it is observed on Chaitra Purnima. In Tamilnadu and Kerala, it is celebrated in the month of Margazhi (December – January). As per the Odiya calendar it is celebrated on the first day of Vaishaka month. In Karnataka and Andhra
on the first day of Vaishaka month. In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh it is celebrated on Vaishaka Krishna Dashami, the 10th day of the waning moon in the month of Vaishaka. In our temple, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as per the local tradition on Vaishaka (May) Krishna Paksha Dashami (May 21, 2017).

Abhisheka to Sri Hanuman on Hanuman Jayanti

The celebration starts in the morning with a special abhisheka for the Deity of Hanuman. After the abhisheka, Hanuman is adorned in a special alankara with butter and dry fruits. A garland made of vada (a doughnut shaped south-Indian snack made of urad dhal) is also offered.

Sri Hanuman in Benne Alankara

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You may offer the following sevas on the occasion of this festival celebration on May 21, 2017.

The lotus feet of Sri Hanuman

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