Varanasi, April 16 (H.S.). On Saturday on the full moon date of Chaitra month, the city of Kashi Vishwanath is absorbed in the worship of Lord Hanuman. On Hanumant Jayanti, since early morning, crowds of young devotees are gathering in major temples including Shri Sankatmochan for darshan.

After the tableau of Shri Sankatmochan Temple, Bhog Aarti worship was done on the auspicious tune of Shehnai. As soon as the doors of the temple were opened for the common devotees amidst the redness of the sunrise, the queued up devotees started chanting Pawanputra. In the morning, Rudrabhishek, Ekhan recitation of Ram Charit Manas, Shri Sitaram Sankirtana, Ramarcha worship, Sundarkand recitation in Shri Valmiki Ramayana also started in the morning.

The 15-day Hanuman Dhwaja Prabhat Pheri was taken out by the Shri Hanuman Dhwaja Prabhat Ferry Committee on the occasion of Hanumant’s birth anniversary. In Kshetrapaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Hanuman devotees took out Prabhat Pheri after worshiping. Yogiraj Vijay Kumar Mishra started the journey by giving Hanumant flag to the devotees. A huge Hanuman Dhwaja Shobha Yatra was taken out from the Dharma Sangh premises located at Durgakund at seven in the morning. In this, 1100 women, men and children were carrying Hanuman flag. The Shobha Yatra left from Dharma Sangha and went to Sankat Mochan Temple via Ravindra Puri, Tridev Temple. The form of Ram Darbar was seen in the temple. Collective Hanuman Chalisa was read. After this bhog was distributed among the devotees.

Hanumant Puja at Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

On the occasion of Hanuman birth anniversary, Vice Chancellor Prof. Hareram Tripathi, after applying a mixture of vermilion and jasmine oil, performed the rituals for the welfare of the world. He told that the importance of Hanuman Jayanti festival has become special on Saturday. Hanumanji is believed to have been born on the full moon day of Chaitra month. Hanuman ji is considered one of the most influential deities in Kali Yuga. He told that after the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Ravana got divine power. Due to which Ravana sought a boon from Shiva to get his salvation, to tell him some way to provide salvation. Then Shiva made a Leela to provide salvation at the hands of Rama. According to the Leela, Shiva took birth as Hanuman.

He told that there is an incident in the story of Ramayana. Once Mata Sita was applying vermilion in her demand. Seeing this, the question came in the mind of Hanuman ji that why Sita Mata is applying vermilion in her demand. When he asked Sita Mata this question, the mother said that by applying vermilion, the wish of husband Shri Ram’s long life and healthy life will be fulfilled. That’s why all the sweethearts apply vermilion in their demand for the long life of their husband. Then Hanuman ji thought that when a little vermilion can increase life, then if I apply vermilion all over my body, then Shri Ram will become immortal. Thinking so, Hanuman ji started applying vermilion all over his body and by applying vermilion he also appeared in the meeting of Shri Ram. Lord Rama was very pleased to see such a form of Hanuman ji. Since then there is a tradition of offering vermilion on Hanuman ji.