The Story of Hanuman’s Birth: Celebrating Hanuman Jayanti

On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a festival to mark birth of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god; we are pleased to publish a story about his birth. Listen to this story to learn about his parents and how he came to be born. Finally, learn how he came to be known as Hanuman.

Listen to The Festival of Hanuman Jayanti in English

हनुमान जयंती के त्योहार की कहानी अंग्रेजी में सुनें

हनुमान जयंतीच्या उत्सवाची कथा इंग्रजीत ऐका

About The Festival of Hanuman Jayanti

This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India.In most states of India, the festival is observed either in Chaitra (usually on the day of Chaitra Pournima) or in Vaishakha, while in a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated during Margashirsha Amavasya, which occurs in December or January every year. (called Margazhi in Tamil).
On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings. They flock to temples to worship him and present religious offerings. In return, 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 the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Hanuman Janam-Utsav is an important festival of the Hindus.

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If you are looking for children’s bedtime stories to read, we will be setting up a site for the same very soon. Stay posted for more details. We will soon be publishing Hanuman Jayanti story in Marathi and Telugu.

In Tamil Nadu Hanuman Jayanti is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya. It is believed lord Hanuman was born in Moolam Nakshatram... in January or December in English calender

In North India it is celebrated on Chaitra Purnima, whic falls in April. In Andhra it is for 41 days starting on Chaitra Purnima & ending by later part of Krishna Paksha of Vaishakh month...

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