Hanuman Jayanti 2019: History, Significance, Celebration, Shubh Muhurat and Puja Timings

This year, the festival of Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti to be celebrated on April 19. Read on to find out the history, significance, shubh muhrat and other things about this holy Hindu festival!

Hanuman Jayanti 2019: History, Significance, Celebration, Shubh Muhurat and Puja Timings
India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi April 18, 2019 22:29 IST

With over 16,000 Gods and Goddesses as per Hinduism, Indians across the country celebrate a lot many festivals which are sometimes the birth of these supergods or an important incidence that happened. According to Hindu calendar, this time on 19th April 2019, we will celebrate birth of God Hanuman.

The festival of Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti marks the birth of Hindu God Hanuman. This superhero of the Indian epic Ramayana is also known by other names including Bajrangbali, Sankatmochan, Dukhbhanjan, Maruti Nandan, Pawanputra.

Hanuman Jayanti 2019: History

According to Hindu epic Ramayana, God Hanuman is a devotee of Lord Rama and played a crucial role in the battle between Rama and Ravana in Lanka. Many historians believe that Hanuman is the son of wind-god Pawan and Anjana. He is a monkey god and an incarnation of Lord Shiva. With other vanaras (humanoids in monkey forms) lead by his chief Sugriv and Lord Rama, he participated in a long-lasting war to vanquish the forces of evil lead by Ravan, the demon king.
Many heroic tales stand testimony to the fact of how the legend lived and are remembered even today particularly when preparations of Hanuman Jayanti are underway. One epic describes that Lord Hanuman had the ability to assume different forms at his own will and was able to seize clouds, move mountains, break rocks or move as swiftly as the divine bird Garuda.

Hanuman Jayanti 2019: Significance

In 2019, Hanuman Jayanti falls on April 19 coinciding with Good Friday. Speaking of the Hanuman's significance, he is known to put an end to all miseries and hardships faced by his devotes. God Hanuman is immensely powerful and also the granter of happiness and destroyer of problems. It is further believed that continuous reciting of the famous Hanuman Chalisa can help one overcome all sorrows and acquire supernatural powers.


Hanuman Jayanti 2019: How to celebrate?

On Hanuman Jayanti, people recite the Hanuman Chalisa, which has 40 verses. Chanting 'Rama' is believed to bring the devotees closer to Lord Hanuman. On this day, devotees visit temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman and offer special prayers and chant mantras and Sundar Kaand paath. Others observe a day long fast to commemorate Hanuman Jayanti.

Hanuman Jayanti 2019: Shubh Muhrat/Puja Timings

Hanuman Jayanti Purnima Tithi Begins on 7:26 PM on April 18 and Purnima Tithi Ends on 4:41 pm on April 19.

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