ParasmaniDham Rahua-Sangram (Parasmani Foundation) wishes you happy and prosperous Hanuman Jayanti.
समस्त देशवासियों को श्री हनुमान जयंती के पावन अवसर पर हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं ।
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.
Devotees observe Hanuman Jayanti during different time of the year according to their regional beliefs and the type of calendar being followed. Hanuman Jayanti during Chaitra Purnima is the most popular one in North Indian states
It is believed that Hanuman was born at Sunrise. On Hanuman Jayanti day temples start spiritual discourses at dawn before Sunrise and stop it after Sunrise.
Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita himself, is also known as Anjaneya.
Significance of hanuman jayanti
Sri Hanuman, who aided Lord Rama in his expedition against evil forces, is one of the most popular deity in the Hindu pantheon. Believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. Hanuman’s tale in the epic Ramayana – where he is assigned the responsibility to locate Rama’s wife Sita abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka — is known for its astounding ability to inspire and equip a reader with all the ingredients needed to face ordeals and conquer obstructions in the way of the world.
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Hindus believe in ten avatars of Lord Vishnu among a multitude ofgods and goddesses. One of Vishnu’s avatars is Rama, who was created to destroy Ravana, the evil ruler of Lanka. In order to aid Rama, Lord Brahma commanded some gods and goddesses to take the avatar of ‘Vanaras’ or monkeys. Indra, the god of war and weather, was reincarnated as Bali; Surya, the sun god as Sugriva; Vrihaspati, the preceptor of the gods, as Tara, and Pavana, the god of wind, was reborn as Hanuman, the wisest, swiftest and strongest of all Vanaras.
The Birth of Hanuman
The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey — a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she performed intense austerities to please Shiva, who finally granted her the boon that would cure her of the curse.
When Agni, the god of fire, gave Dasharath, the king of Ayodhya, a bowl of sacred dessert to share among his wives so they may have divine children, an eagle snatched a part of the pudding and dropped it where Anjana was meditating, and Pavana, the god of wind delivered the drop to her outstretched hands. After she took the divine dessert, she gave birth to Hanuman. Thus Lord Shiva incarnated as a monkey, and was born as Hanuman to Anjana, by the blessings of Pavana, who thus became Hanuman’s godfather.
The birth of Hanuman released Anjana from the curse. Before she returned to heaven, Hanuman asked his mother about his life ahead. She assured him that he would never die, and said that fruits as ripe as the rising sun would be his food. Mistaking the glowing sun as his food, the divine baby leapt for it. Indra struck him with his thunderbolt and hurled him down to earth. But Hanuman’s godfather, Pavana carried him to the nether world or ‘Patala’. As he departed from the earth, all life panted for air, and Brahma had to beg him to return. In order to appease him they conferred a lot of boons and blessings on his foster child that made Hanuman invincible, immortal and super powerful.
Hanuman selected Surya, the sun god as his preceptor, and approached him with the request to teach the scriptures. Surya agreed and Hanuman became his disciple, but had to face his constantly moving guru by traversing the sky backwards at equal pace, while taking his lessons. Hanuman’s phenomenal concentration took him only 60 hours to master the scriptures. Surya considered the manner in which Hanuman accomplished his studies as his tuition fees, but when Hanuman requested him to accept something more than that, the sun god asked Hanuman to assist his son Sugriva, by being his minister and compatriot.
On Tuesdays and in some cases, Saturdays, many people keep fast in honour of Hanuman and give special offerings to him. In times of trouble, it is a common faith among Hindus to chant the name of Hanuman or sing his hymn (“Hanuman Chalisa“) and proclaim “Bajrangbali Ki Jai” — “victory to thy thunderbolt strength”. Once every year — on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (April) at sunrise — Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman. Hanuman temples are among the most common public shrines found in India.
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Jai baba Parasmani
Jai Sri Ram...
समस्त देशवासियों को श्री राम नवमी महापर्व के पावन अवसर पर हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं ।
Namaste.We at ParasmaniDham Rahua-Sangram (Parasmani Foundation) wishes you happy and prosperous Rama Navami. Greetings on auspicious day of Rama Navami.
Please come to you temple for unique opportunity to get blessings and enjoy this days with name of Lord Rama.Jai Shri Rama.
Rama Navami is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. It is very significant day and devotees of Lord Rama keep a day long fast and worship Him with all rituals. Lord Rama is considered the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
At some places, mainly in North India, the day coincides with the last day of Chaitra Navratri. Many people conduct Homa on Rama Navami and conclude nine days festivities of Chaitra Navratri. Hence Navratri Puja during Chaitra month is also known as Rama Navratri.
Lord Rama was born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Each year this day is celebrated as birthday of Lord Rama. Lord Rama was born during Madhyahna period which is middle of Hindu day. Madhyahna which prevails for six Ghatis (approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. The mid-point of Madhyahna marks the moment when Shri Rama was born and temples symbolize this moment as birth moment of Lord Rama. The chanting of Shri Rama and celebration reaches its peak during this time.
Significance of Rama Navami and its Origin:-
Rama Navami is observed since the Era of Lord Rama. Hindus are celebrating Rama Navami since ages and no historic records are kept to count the exact years of the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. However, as per Vedic time keeping, Lord Rama was born about a million years ago during Treta Yuga.
Deity(s) worshiped on the auspicious day of Rama Navami:-
Lord Rama is the main deity who is worshipped during Rama Navami.
Along with Lord Rama, the mother of Lord Rama i.e. Mata Kaushalya, the father of Lord Rama i.e. King Dasharatha, the wife of Lord Rama i.e. Devi Sita, three younger brothers of Lord Rama i.e. Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna and the ardent devotee of Lord Rama i.e. Bhakta Hanuman are also worshipped on the auspicious day of Rama Navami.
Date and Time of Rama Navami :-
As per our Hindu Calendar -
Shukla Paksha Navami (9th day) of Chaitra (1st month) of the Hindu Calendar
सत्य़ कर्म धर्म त्य़ागक प्रतिक ।