Pradeep Pattanayak

Lord Hanuman is one of the eight immortals who are known as Astha Chiranjeevis. An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman is believed to be alive all throughout the four yugas- Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Kali Yuga. In Treta Yuga, he is born as Hanuman to Vanara King Kesari and his wife Anjani with the blessings of Pavan Dev.

It is believed that Lord Hanuman was born on the Purnima Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Chaitra. This year, his birthday falls on April 6. 

Devotees call him by several names like Bajrangbali, Maruti Nandan, Pavan Putra, Sankat Mochan and Anjani Nandan. He is depicted as the most powerful character in the Ramayana. He has nothing impossible to do. When He was a mere child, He swallowed the Sun. 

While the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman is observed at different periods of the year, the one observed in Chaitra month is the most popular in North India. (In Odisha, the birth anniversary of the Lord is observed on Pana Sankranti, also known as Odia New Year.)

Hanuman Jayanti Celebration Date & Time

Hanuman Jayanti: April 6 (Thursday) 

Purnima Tithi begins: April 5, 09:19 am

Purnima Tithi ends: April 6, 10:04 am

Shubh Muhurat

From 06:06 am to 07:40 am
From 10:49 am to 12:23 pm
From 12:23 pm to 01:58 pm
From 01:58 pm to 03:32 pm
From 05:07 pm to 06:41 pm
From 06:41 pm to 08:07 pm 


Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur across the nation. On this day, devotes hold day-long fasting. They visit temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman and offer prayers. They offer fruits to the deity as fruits are His favourite food. Some distribute food among the poor people. 

On this occasion, while some recite Hanuman Chalisa (Shri Guru Charana Saroja Raj…), some recite His mantras like ‘Om Ham Hanumate Namah’, ‘Om Namo Bhagvate Hanumate Namah’, ‘Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat’, ‘Om Ramdutaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat’. Some others host ‘Ramayan Path’ and ‘Sundarakand Path’ in their houses. 

Since Lord Hanuman is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva, it is believed that by worshipping Him, devotees get the results of worshipping Lord Shiva. Known as the remover of all obstacles, He bestows his devotees with success and happiness.