The birth date of Hanuman is referred to as Hanuman Jayanti. This year, the auspicious date falls on April 11 according to the Gregorian calendar. However, in several parts of the country, the birth of Lord Hanuman is celebrated in the month of December.
In North India, the birth date of Lord Hanuman is celebrated on the full moon day in the Chaitra month according to the Hindu calendar.
Remembered as the biggest devotee of Shri Rama, Hanuman, also known as Anjaneya, was born to Kesari and Anjana. He is also referred to as Pavan Putra because the God of Wind – Vayu – played a pivotal role in his birth.
Hanuman was instrumental in location Maa Sita, who was held captive in Ashoka Vatika after being abducted by demon king Ravana. His devotion for Shri Rama and his valour are matchless.
On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, you can chant these mantras to seek blessings of eternal being – Chiranjeevi.
मनोजवं मारुत तुल्य वेगम
जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठम
वातात्मजं वानर यूथमुख्यम
श्री राम दूतं शरणम प्रपद्ये
Manojavam Maruta Tulyavegam
Jitendriyam Buddhimatam Varishtham
Vatatmajam Vanara Yuthamukhyam
Sri Rama Dutam Sharanam Prapadye
The one who is swifter than mind and faster than the wind,
The one who governs the senses, and the one who is an ocean of knowledge,
The son of the God of Wind and the chief of the Vanaras,
Oh the messenger of Shri Rama, I seek refuge at your feet.