Hanuman Jayanti

Shri Hanuman-Jayanti, the appearance day of Hanuman ji is celebrated on the fourteenth (14th) day of the dark-half (Krishna-Paksha) of the Kartika month.

Hanuman Ji bestows humility, servitude, unwavering faith and loving-devotion into the lotus feet of ŚrīŚrī SītāRāma. He removes all kinds of danger and secures well-being of the devotees of ŚrīŚrī SītāRāma.


(Heartiest Greetings of Hanuman-Jayanti, the appearance day of Hanuman ji)

॥ श्रीहनुमत् जन्मोत्सवनिरुपणम् ॥

॥ Śrīhanumat janmōtsava-nirupaṇam ॥

स्वात्यां कुजे शैवतिथौ तु कार्तिके
कृष्णेऽजनागर्भत् एव मेषके ।
श्रीमान् कपीट् प्रादुरभूत्परन्तपो
व्रतादिना तत्र तदुत्सवं चरेत् ॥
(श्री वैष्णवमताब्जभास्कर ४.२५)

svātyāṃ kujē śaivatithau tu kārtikē
kṛṣṇē'janāgarbhat ēva mēṣakē ।
śrīmān kapīṭ prādurabhūtparantapō
vratādinā tatra tadutsavaṃ carēt ॥
(Śrī Vaiṣṇava-matābja-bhāskara 4.25)

“कार्तिक मास के कृष्णपक्ष में चतुर्दशी तिथि (शैवतिथि) को मंगलवार को, स्वाति नक्षत्र और मेष लग्न के उदय काल अर्थात् सायंकाल माता अञ्जना के गर्भ से परम बुद्धिमान शत्रुओं का संहार करनेवाले कपि श्रेष्ठ हनुमान् जी प्रकट हुए । उस दिन (अर्थात् कार्तिक कृष्ण चतुर्दशी को) व्रत आदि के द्वारा उत्सव (हनुमज्जन्मोत्सव) मनाना चाहिए॥ ”

“In the dark-phase (Kṛṣṇa-paksha) of the Kartika month, on the fourteenth day (14th day), when day was Tuesday, in Svati Nakshatra, and in the evening time, the supremely wise and the subduer of demonic entities, Shri Hanuman Ji appeared from the womb of Dēvī Añjanā. On that day (14th day of dark-half of Kartika month), one should do vrata (observe fast) and celebrate in various ways the festival of appearance day of Śrīmān Hanumān Jī.”


(Hanuman Ji in lap of mother Anjana)

ऊर्जे कृष्ण चतुर्दश्यां भौमेस्वात्यां कपीश्वरः ।
मेष लग्ने अंजना गर्भात् प्रादुर्भूतः स्वयं शिवः॥
(अगस्त्य संहिता)

ūrjē kṛṣṇa caturdaśyāṃ bhaumēsvātyāṃ kapīśvaraḥ ।
mēṣa lagnē aṃjanā garbhāt prādurbhūtaḥ svayaṃ śivaḥ॥
(Agastya Samhita)

“कार्तिक कृष्ण चतुर्दशी को स्वाति नक्षत्र मे मेष लग्न के उदय काल सायंकाल में मंगलवार के दिन श्रीमती अञ्जनी माता के गर्भसे श्री हनुमानजी के रुपमें से साक्षात् भगवान शिव हीं श्रीराम-सेवार्थ प्रकट हुए।”

“On the fourteenth day of Kartik Krishna-Paksha (the dark-half of month of Kartika), in Svati-Nakshatra, and Mesh lagna in the evening time, on Tuesday, Lord Shiva himself appeared from the womb of Mother Anjani in the form of Shri Hanumanji to serve Bhagavan Shri Rama.”

Shrimad Bhagavatam says Hanuman Ji is the Param Bhagavat devotee. Worship of a devotee is greater than even the worship of Bhagavan, as then devotion of Bhagavan is easily achieved. Therefore, one should not fail to observe the Hanumat Janmotsav Vrata and celebrate the appearance day of Hanuman Ji.

Since Hanuman Ji is direct disciple of Shri Sita Ji, He is dearest devotee to Sita and Rama both, therefore celebrating his appearance day brings a great satisfaction to Sita and Rama both. Therefore, All Vaishnavas should celebrate the appearance day of Hanuman Ji.

Hanuman Ji, the most dear one to Sita and Rama

In Valmiki Ramayana, after being coronated on the throne of Ayodhya, Bhagavan Shri Rama was gifting some gifts to his dear associates like Sugriva, Angada, etc. In the end, He gave a divine necklace of pearls, furnished with superior gems to Bhagavati Sita, Sita Ji put it around her neck and then she took it off from her neck and thought for a while; then Shri Rama who was acquainted with gesture of another requested Sita as follows "O dear princess Sita! Give the pearl-necklace to a person, with whom you are most pleased and in whom the following viz. sharpness, firmness, renown, dexterity, competence, modesty, prudence, virility, prowess and intelligence are ever or eternally present!" (Shri Valmiki Ramayana 6.128.81-82)

Everyone started looking towards Sita Ji, and thinking who is very much dear to her, from whom she is very much pleased, who will be most fortunate to have that divine necklace which was wore by Sita Ji after Shri Rama, and Sita took it from her own neck to gift someone.

And then, the lotus-eyed Sita Ji gifted it to her dear son Hanuman Ji in front of all...Hanuman Ji happily wore it and by wearing that necklace, which was as white as a heap of moonlight-beams, shone brilliantly as a mountain silvered by a white cloud. (Shri Valmiki Ramayana 6.128.83)

महाबीर बिनवउँ हनुमाना । राम जासु जस आप बखाना ॥
(श्रीरामचरितमानस १.१७.५)

mahābīra binavaum̐ hanumānā । rāma jāsu jasa āpa bakhānā॥
(Śrī Rāmacaritamānasa 1.17.5)

“महावीर श्री हनुमानजी की विनती (प्रार्थना) करता हूँ, जिनके यश का श्री रामचन्द्रजी ने स्वयं (अपने श्रीमुख से) वर्णन किया है॥”

“I supplicate Hanuman, the great hero, whose glory has been extolled by Sri Ram Himself.” [Sri Ramcharitmanas 1.17.5]

(In Uttarkanda of Shri Valmiki Ramayana, Bhagavan Shri Rama himself praises the glory of Hanuman Ji to sage Agastya.)

मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगं जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठम् ।
वातात्मजं वानरयूथमुख्यं श्रीरामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥
(श्री रामरक्षास्तोत्र, श्लोक ३३)

manōjavaṃ mārutatulyavēgaṃ jitēndriyaṃ buddhimatāṃ variṣṭham ।
vātātmajaṃ vānarayūthamukhyaṃ śrīrāmadūtaṃ śaraṇaṃ prapadyē ॥
(Śrī Rāmarakṣāstōtra, Ślōka 33)

“जिनकी मन के समान गति और वायु के समान वेग है, जो परम जितेन्द्रिय और बुद्धिमानों में श्रेष्ठ है,उन पवननन्दन वानराग्रगण्य श्री रामदूत हनुमान् जी की मैं शरण लेता हूँ।”

“I take refuge in the lord Hanuman who is as fast as the mind, equals his father the wind-God in speed, is the master of the senses, the foremost amongst the learned, the leader of the monkey forces, and the great messenger of Shri Rama. ॥33॥ ”

यत्र यत्र रघुनाथकीर्तनं तत्र तत्र कृतमस्तकांजलिम् ।
वाष्पवारिपरिपूर्णालोचनं मारुतिं नमत राक्षसान्तकम् ॥

yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛtamastakāṃjalim ।
vāṣpavāriparipūrṇālōcanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam ॥

“जहाँ-जहाँ श्रीरघुनाथ (भगवान श्रीरामजी) के नाम, रुप, लीला आदि का कीर्तन होता है, वहाँ-वहाँ मस्तक से बंधी हुई अंजली लगाए और नेत्रों में आंसू भरे हनुमान जी उपस्थित रहते हैं, राक्षसवंश के कालरूप उन मारुति पवनपुत्र हनुमानजीको में नमस्कार करता हूँ ।”

“Wherever the Glories of nama, rupa, leela etc of Shri Raghunatha (Shri Rama) are Sung, there, with Hands held over His Bowed Head in Salutation, and eyes filled with tears of love and ecstasy, Maruti Shri Hanuman is Present; I Salute Maruti Who puts an end to the Rakshasas.”

When Hanuman Ji hears any praise of Shri Rama, his eyes become filled with tears of love... such is the great devotion of Hanuman Ji in the lotus feet of Shri Rama.

Anjaneya Hanuman is the incarnation of Charusheela-sakhi, the sister and amsha of Sita Ji in the inner leela.

“In his own form, Hanuman Ji is eternally present simultaneously in the eternal abode of Bhagavan, and through another similar form he rules the kingdoms in the continents of Kimpurusha under Shri Rama’s command.” (Jagadguru Madhvacharya)

Bhagavad Shri Ramananda also said in his Sri Vaishnava Matabja Bhaskar that Shri Anjaneya Hanuman Ji is an eternal associate of Bhagavan Shri Rama.

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