Hanuman Jayanthi

HanumanWednesday, May 13, was Hanuman’s birthday. It is one of my favorite days of the year. Everyone congregated in the shade of canopies beneath the warm sun at Hanuman Park to witness the ceremony. It is the only day of the year that we do abishekam for Hanuman. The feeling is so very sweet. It reminds me of my Sundays as a child when all the relatives would get together for a big pot luck, sit, talk, and enjoy the deep feeling of family.

At Hanuman Park, the ladies chanted as Panditji and Lakshmi poured milk and water over Hanuman, with all of us taking our turns to do the same.  The fruits and flowers were offered as the exquisite feeling grew and grew.

I left feeling so full, so happy, so blessed.

Jai Hanuman!

Pictures are posted HERE.

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  1. The beautiful photos share the feeling! Thank you.

  2. He looks splendid! Wish I could have been there.

  3. Ahh..it brings back fine memories of a year ago. Truly sad I missed it however he must have a plan for me..I will keep feeling my way there!
    Thank you for sharing

  4. How absolutely delightful! Thank you! Is this always hanuman’a birthday? That was my birthday as well! With gratitude…

  5. As far away as I am from Mount Soma, and as busy as I was on May 13th, my mantra played inside me several times throughout the day. Even when I don’t intend to do it, it simply repeats itself. It makes me smile to feel that connection.
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures!!

  6. Hi Nimka, good question. These Vedic ceremonies are according to the Vedic calendar for this geographic region. The Western calendar dates stay the same every year. The Vedic calendar dates change every year and involve a sophisticated calculation. For instance, my Vedic birthday has varied a whole month as it is refigured year to year.

  7. It looks like Hanuman is having fun!

  8. Splendid! Thank you Maharshi for posting the pictures. I quenched my thirst for being there and participating in the event.