How to worship Hanuman on Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Hanuman by the entire Hindu community. Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed on the Chaitra Purnima day, while in Maharashtra and other western parts of India, Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed on the day prior to Hanuman Jayanti. Unlike most Hindu fasts and vrats that are practiced by women, Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed mostly by men, particularly the wrestlers and body builders. Preparations for the festival and fast begin early in the morning. Homes are thoroughly cleaned and idols, body or pictures of Lord Hanuman are purified. These are then smeared with Sindoor and a lamp is lit.


Unlike most Hindu fasts and vrats that are practiced by women, Hanuman Jayanti Vrat is observed mostly by men, particularly the wrestlers and body builders.

  • Preparations for the festival and fast begin early in the morning.
  • Homes are thoroughly cleaned and idols, body or pictures of Lord Hanuman are purified.
  • These are then smeared with Sindoor and a lamp is lit next.
  • Prayers are chanted and sweets and bananas are offered. Devotees recite the Hanuman Chalisa.
  • The Vrat is kept from sunrise to sunset. However, people who observe a partial fast consume fruits and milk, with some exceptions of eating Sabudana Khichdidi.
  • The fast is broken by offering puja in the evening or visiting a Hanuman Temple in the neighborhood.



A Hanuman Vrat Puja is needed to be conducted before taking up the fasting. In this puja people perform Hanuman aarti and chant several prayers.

It is believed that by keeping fast and chanting Hanuman Chalisa 108 times on the day of Hanuman Jayanti, a lot of auspiciousness is gained. It being a very positive day, we receive a lot of positive energies.

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