Hanuman Janmam-Utsav Significance

Hanuman Janmam-Utsav or Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu spiritual festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman ji, who is massively respected throughout the India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India.  In most states of India, this festival is celebrated either in Chaitra (usually on Chaitra Pournimaa Day), while in a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu; it is celebrated in Dhanu Maas (called Margazhi in Tamil).

Lord Hanuman is worshipped as a deity with the ability to attain victory against evil and grant of protection.


On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman worship him and seek his protection and blessings. They assemble in the Temples to worship Lord Hanuman ji. The devotees receive prasad by the temple priests as sweets, flowers, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash (udi) and ganga jal (holy water). People also celebrate him on this day by reciting various devotional hyms and prayers like the Hanuman Chalisa and reading Holy Scriptures like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Hanuman Janam-Utsav is an important festival of the Hindus. Lord Hanuman is an enthusiastic devotee of Lord Sri Rama and is widely known for his persistent devotion to Sri Rama. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. He is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield the Gada (including many celestial weapons), move mountains, dart through the air.



The devotees visit temples and apply tilaka of sindoor to their foreheads from Hanuman’s statue. As per legend, When Lord Hanuman sees Sri Sita Devi applying sindhūr to her forehead, He asked and Devi replied that doing so would make sure; her husband will live long life, Lord Sri Rama. Lord Hanuman then proceeds to spread his entire body with Sindhūr, thus ensuring Lord Sri Rama’s immortality.hanuman

In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on the New Moon day in Margazhi (Dhanu) month. Famous Hanuman temples in these states

In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated by taking Diksha of 41 days beginning on Chaitra Purnima and last it on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha in Vaishaka.

In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pūrnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra.

On this day in a Hanuman temple, spiritual discourses begin at Sunrise since Lord Hanuman was born at sunrise. During the time frame of birth, the spiritual discourses are halted and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed.

Lord Hanuman is considered as the most powerful being in all the loka’s (realms).

Birth legend


Lord Hanuman was born on the Mountain, Anjaneri. His mother Anjana was an apsara who was born on earth due to a curse. She was redeemed from her curse by giving birth to a son. The Valmiki Ramayana states his father Kesari was the son of Brihaspati; and King of Sumeru, Anjana performed intense prayers for a period of 12 years to Shiva to get a child. Satisfied with her devotion, Shiva granted the Son they sought, Hanuman, in another version, Hanuman is the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself.

Generally Hanuman is known as Son of the deity Vayu (Wind God); several traditions accounts for the Vayu’s role in birth of Hanuman. One story from Eknath’s Bhavartha Ramayana (16th century CE) states that when Anjana was worshiping Shiva, the King Dasharatha of Ayodhya was also performing Putrakamesthi Yagna to have children. As a outcome of this Yagna, he received some sacred Payasam (pudding) to be shared by his three wives, leading to the birth of Sri Rama, Laxmna, Bharata, and Shatrughna.

By divine order, a kite snatched a part of that Payasam and dropped it while flying over the forest wherever Anjana was Worshiping.  Vayu, deity of the wind, delivered this Payasam to the outspread hands of Anjana, she consumed it. And Hanuman was born to her as a result of that Payasam.  Another belief says that Anjana and Kesari prayed Lord Shiva for a child. By Lord Shiva’s trend, Vayu transferred his male energy to Anjana’s womb. Thus, Hanuman is known as the son of Vayu

Anyone if facing problems in married life, chanting and worshiping Hanuman will help to overcome these issues. Lord hanuman can be worshipped as a guru or teacher. … Chanting Hanuman chalisa makes you confident and gives you peace of mind. By worshipping of God Hanuman will help you overcome negative attitude and provoke courage.