Hanuman Janmotsav 2024

Hanuman Janamashtami 2024: Muhurat and Rituals

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 Hanuman Janmashtami or Janmotsav?

A blessed Hanuman Janamotsav greeting to all, from Shree Collections. Even as Hanuman’s birthday is about being celebrated, there are two schools of thought debating on the usage of the terms janamashtami and janamotsav of Hanuman. Pawanputra as he is called, the confidante of Lord Rama, has his birthday on Chaitra Poornima, soon after sunrise, say Hindu astrologers. 

Should it be called janmashtami or janmotsav? is the billion dollar question. He has a myriad epithets depending on what the devotee aspires for. Aside these myriads of epithets, one that stands out in the current context is ‘Chiranjeevi’. The immortality means that he is always celebrating. Janmotsav, which transpires to mean that the faithfuls are celebrating the birthday of a person who is still alive.

The Muhurat   

In most of north India, the 2024 Hanuman Mahotsav is celebrated on April 24, the time of Chaitra Poornima. According to Hindu astrologers, Hanuman was born at daybreak. In 2024 the Poornima falls on April 23. In Karnataka, the Janmotsav is celebrated on December 15. The time of observing Hanuman Janmotsav differs over many parts of India. The Hindu calendar puts the timing of the 2024 observance as early April morning at 03:25 am and lasts until April 24 at 05:18 am.  

The Importance of Hanuman

Hanuman wins popularity as the closest confidante of Lord Rama in the Ramayana and one revered by many faithful. All through the classic Hanuman stands rock solid behind Lord Rama. The deity is believed to be born to Vayu (wind), his father, and Anjana his mother, thus the name Anjaneya. His immortal character makes him Chiranjeevi. He is also believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. 

The Rites

Devotion to Hanuman as a deity gained theological significance around a millennium after Ramayana was composed – during the second millennium, almost around the advent of Islamic rule on the Indian subcontinent. Hanuman Janmotsav is celebrated across the nation at various periods. Much like the periods, the rites also do differ. The rites begin with the faithfuls waking up early in the morning to engaging in an overall wash – both of the interior and the exterior. 

After the cleansing, they visit the nearest temple. The faithfuls offer floral tributes at the temple. In addition to the flowers, a chola is offered before the deity. It is filled with jasmine oil, clothes and sindoor.The faithfuls throng the temples seeking Hanuman’s blessings and security. They offer puja at the temples dedicated to him. After the rites or puja is completed, the faithful receive a portion of the oblation, Prasadam, offered to the deity. 

Many of the faithful collect the colourful powder daubed on the idol and wear it on their foreheads as a sign of devotion. The deity, Hanuman, is seen as the epitome of fusion or strength and valour fused with loving, emotional devotion to Lord Rama. This confidante is perceived as the embodiment of both devotion and strength.   

The rites in the temples begin with anointing the idol of Hanuman in dandelion oil and colored vermillion. Puja is also offered to Lord Ram whose humble confidante Hanuman is depicted as. Hanuman is said to be fond of many different kinds of Indian sweets. This is also reflected in the pujas, where many sweets are used. 

Back home from the temple, they consecrate the idol of the deity. A diya is then lit. Desi ghee is generally used to light the diya. On this occasion floral tributes are offered to the chant of Hanuman chalisa and Bajrang baan. This tradition is often carried out both in the temples and in the homes. Most people also conduct sundar kand path at home. 

All day activities include reading of the Hanuman chalisa and Ramayana. People ought to conduct pujas in their homes and also attend the rites in temples closest to their homes. The use of tulsi or basil leaf has been recommended. 

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Hanuman Worship

The epithets Bajrangbali and Anjaneya are attributes embodied to him. While Bajrangbali is an endowment of hands and legs powerful as that of lighting. Anjaneya means the son of Anjana, his mother. Faithfuls of Hanuman observe fast prior to the celebration of his birth. Abstaining from food ingredients specified in the faith, observing total abstinence from intoxicants. Reciting of the Hanuman Chalisa, according to Sanyasis, ought to begin on Tuesday or Saturday. They call for the rendition to be done all the way through. Many believe that the Hanuman Chalisa ought to be recited numerous times to bring about spiritual peace and joy. 

The Utensils for the Puja

In a time and age when people search for reusable and environment- friendly puja equipment, Shree Collections comes as the ray of hope - providing all the puja equipment from diyas to bell and puja thali. The one brand that people trust with all the requirements – from the diyas pujas to the camphor and going as low down as the cleaner of the utensils used in the puja – Shree Collections acts as the one-stop. 

It is widely believed that the pujas ought to begin on Tuesday. During the puja rites, it is now gaining importance to have utensils that are environment-friendly and reusable. People have turned to companies like Shree Collections, which offer glass utensils. 

At the janmotsav puja a borosilicate glass bell finds special use. Together with the bell, the pooja thali finds much use. The prasad, the sindoor and a whole host of ingredients need to be placed. The best bet then is the thali.

Akhand Diya

The akhand diya and the borosilicate glass diya are two of the essential ingredients in the puja. The Niranjan borosilicate glass diya, is a product that can be termed a fusion of elegance and spirituality adding a touch of grace to the proceedings. These diyas are perfect for enhancing the sadhana and adorning the mandir of the home. Their elegance stems from their compactness, size, and their aesthetic appeal.

 Niranjan Diya

The Niranjan diya’s sleek silhouette and delicate details exude an aura of refined elegance, adding a touch of visual delight to the devotional space.

The floating oil wicks and the tilak stand form very essential utensils of the festival. The floating oil wicks are specially designed for use in diyas. Unlike traditional wicks, they float on the surface of the oil, eliminating the need for a holder and preventing them from getting submerged in the oil. Among the several benefits is the ease of use – where the wick is placed on the oil. The soothing fragrance released by the essential oils will further enhance your sensory experience, creating a serene atmosphere that promotes relaxation and mindfulness.

Floating Wicks in Bowl

 

In addition, the wick stays above the oil, minimising smoke and mess. These factors help them to burn for extended periods, offering extended illumination.    

Haldi kumkum Holder

The tilak stand is a product no pujari can be without. The stand offers a stylish way to display all essentials in one convenient place. With designated slots for kumkum, Chandan, turmeric, and other tilak items, it is convenient to easily locate each component without any hassle. The stand's compact size makes it perfect for smaller spaces while still accommodating all the essential tools neatly. Additionally, its sturdy construction ensures durability and longevity, guaranteeing years of reliable use.

Conclusion:

Hanuman janmahotsav pujas conducted in their intensity, are said to benefit the faithful. It is said to bring much prosperity to the household and to material prosperity. May this Hanuman Janmotsav be the beginning of prosperity for all the faithful. Ensure that all the ingredients used in the puja to this god of strength are of the highest quality and its aroma pleases him enough for him to bless the household.

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