The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

In a tweet, Shri Modi said, the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti is a day to remember Lord Hanuman’s compassion and dedication. The Prime Minister sought his blessings in the fight against Corona and wished that his life and ideals continue to inspire all of us.

About Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu God Hanuman. Lord Hanuman is an important character in the epic Ramayana. He is worshipped in India, Nepal, and the Hindu state of Bali in Indonesia. Celebration is not consistent throughout various parts of the world but the theme of respect and revelation remains the same. In most states of India, the festival is observed either in Chaitra (usually on the day of Chaitra Pournimaa) or in Vaishakha, while in a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated in Dhanu (called Margazhi in Tamil).

Lord Hanuman is worshipped as a deity with the ability to attain victory against evil and provide protection. 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. People also celebrate him on this day by reciting various devotional hymns and prayers like the Hanuman Chalisa and reading holy scriptures like the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Though it has been a matter of arguments about the place of birth of Hanuman,  the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which controls the temple of Lord Balaji atop Tirumala hills, is all set to declare on Wednesday that Lord Hanuman was born in Andhra Pradesh. The TTD’s announcement will coincide with the Sri Rama Navami celebrations. The richest temple trust in the country says its finding is based on a thorough study by a panel of experts comprising Vedic scholars, historians, and Hindu religious leaders.

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