Hanuman Jayanti marks the birth of Lord Hanuman. He is the son of Mata Anjani and Kesari and one of the most prominent characters in the epic, Ramayana. As per the Hindu calendar, Hanuman Jayanti falls on the full moon day (Purnima tithi) of the Chaitra month. Lord Hanuman is believed to be the symbol of strength, energy, and power. Lord Hanuman is also known for his immense devotion to Lord Ram. On this occasion, many devotees visit Hanuman temples and offer prayers. This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on April 16.
Purnima Tithi begins at 2:25 AM on April 16, 2022
Purnima Tithi ends at 12:24 AM on April 17, 2022
Here are a few dishes you can offer to the Lord as bhog on for Hanuman Jayanti:
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This famous dessert is usually prepared during pujas, weddings or festivities. Soft and juicy boondis (pearl-like droplets) soaked in sugar syrup come together to make this delight. These sinfully delicious laddoos could be your go-to sweet this Hanuman Jayanti.
This is one quick dessert that can be prepared in a just about 30 minutes. It is basically a delicious rice pudding made with milk and lots of dry fruits, such as almonds, and whole pistachios nuts, and even and green cardamom powder. Offer this to the Lord on Hanuman Jayanti and enjoy it along with your festive meal.
Nothing like digging in gooey and truly lip-smacking moong dal halwa. Moong dal is cooked with desi ghee, milk, water and some dry fruits. You can make this for Hanuman Jayanti and also treat your family. The cooking process may take some time, but we bet the output will be amazing. Trust the recipe and go ahead.
This circular-shaped coiled dessert spells indulgence from far away. Imarti is a hit among Indians and has quite a similar taste to that of jalebi. Also, the added benefit is that you don't have to make too many elaborate arrangements. It can be made with simple homely ingredients. Make this on the festival and impress your family with your culinary skills.
No Indian festival or puja is complete without yummy pedas. Offer it to the Lord on Hanuman Jayanti and then savour it to your heart's content. You just need three ingredients to make this. With the mentioned amounts of khoya, ghee, powdered sugar and elaichi powder, you should be able to make some really tasty pedas.
Hope you have a happy and fun-filled Hanuman Jayanti with your family and loved ones around.