Hindus Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti with Ideal Devotion and Servitude

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Washington, DC, April 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On Thursday 18th April, that is on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra, Hindus across the world celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birth date of Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman (also known as Lord Maruti) is worshipped as an ideal of devotion and servitude.

As per science of Spirituality on the day of Hanuman Jayanti, the Divine principle of Lord Hanuman is 1000 times more active than on other days of the year. Thus one can benefit by worshipping Lord Hanuman and chanting 'Sri Hanumate Namaha' as much as possible.

In order to invoke the maximum frequencies of Lord Hanuman, spiritual science also teaches us that one can offer flowers and leaves of calatropis (ruee) to Lord Hanuman. They should be offered with the stems facing Lord Hanuman. The flowers and leaves can be five in number, or in multiples of five. In addition, incense sticks of Kewda (Pandanus odoratissimus), Chameli (Jasmine) and Ambar (a fragrant resin) attract Lord Hanuman’s Divine principle to a greater extent.

On this day, devotional discourses (kirtan) are held in the temples of Lord Hanuman before sunrise. The kirtan is concluded at sunrise, when Lord Hanuman is born. The idol of Lord Hanuman is then ritualistically worshipped and a holy sacrament of sweets prepared from dry ginger is distributed to all who are present.

On this auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti, the Forum for Hindu Awakening sends greetings to everyone interested in understanding, living or preserving Hinduism, and urges all Hindus to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti in a spiritually correct way to derive maximum benefit of the day.

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