Hanuman Jayanti 2020: Why is it Marked Twice Every Year on Narak Chaturdashi, Chaitra Poornima

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    Hanuman Jayanti 2020: Why is it Significant Twice Every Year on Narak Chaturdashi, Chaitra Poornima

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    Lord Hanuman is said to be the child of Mata Anjana, an apsara. According to the Vayu Puran, the most devoted bhakt of Lord Ram was born upon Narak Chaturdashi.

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    The pious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Hanuman and is observed two times every year on Chaitra Poornima and Narak Chaturdashi. This year, Narak Chaturdashi falls on Friday.

    According to the Hindu calendar, Hanuman Jayanti will begin from Friday evening.

    Why is Hanuman Jayanti Celebrated Two Times Every Year

    Individuals in the southern part of India commemorated the day on Chaitra Poornima, while the ones living in the northern part of India mark it on Krishnapaksh Chaturdashi in the month of Kartik.

    Lord Hanuman is stated to be the kid of Mata Anjana, an apsara. As per the Vayu Puran, the most dedicated bhakt of Lord Ram was born on the day of Narak Chaturdashi.

    On this day, fans of Lord Hanuman shout the Akhand Path of Ramcharitra Manas, Sundarkand, etc. to please the Lord. Lots of people also use sindoor all over their body to look for blessings from the lord on this day. The legend has it that once lord Hanuman had actually asked goddess Sita about why does she apply sindoor. Answering his concern, she responded that it was for Lord Ram’s long life. So from that day on, he used sindoor on his entire body to make his Lord Ram never-ceasing.

    Many enthusiasts on this day follow the ritual of bathing Lord Hanuman’s idol with water from the holy Ganga river. This is followed by lighting of the dhoop batti and hoping to the lord. After this, red colour or sindoor is used on the statue, red flowers, laddoos etc are used. In the end, aarti of the lord is done, followed by recitation of Hanuman Chalisa and Bajrang Bann.

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