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Hanuman Jayanti is an auspicious festival celebrated as per various religious belief in different parts of India. But, the most common one is observed which fall on Chaitra Purnima.

Hanuman Jayanti is known for the birth of Lord Hanuman and it was celebrated on April 8 this year. However in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, Hanuman Jayanti is known to be celebrated today ie, May 17th. You may be thinking why? We are there to answer you. Hanuman.

Basically, Hanuman Jayanti is to be celebrated on 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra. But in the sates like Andhra Pradesh and Telengana it is observed by diksha in days that begins in chaitra purnima and ends on the 10th day during Krishna Paksha in the month of Vaishaka as per their calendar.

According to drigpanchang.com, Dashami tithi starts at 10.22 am on May 16 and it ends at 12.42 pm on May 17th.

On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the temple is crowded by the devotees in early morning who come to pray for their well-being. They include sindoor {vermillion}, coconut, sweets, flowers to in their offerings to Lord Hanuman. They get Prasad in return with the pouring of Ganga jal {holy water of Ganges}. But due to the covid-19 pandemic, the puja will be restricted to homes this year.

Bhajans, Hanuman Chalisa, and Mantras are performed by the devotees to please Lord Hanuman. As we all know that Lord Hanuman symbolizes strength, power and dedicated follower of Lord Rama.     In various ancient scriptures like Ramayana, his immense devotion towards Lord Rama is praised.