Hanuman Jayanti : Top 10 Lord Hanuman Temples in India


Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman. It occurs on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra. On this auspicious occasion, devotees offer prayers to the deity, seeking blessings for the well-being of their families and loved ones. As part of the offerings, people present boondi and laddoo to Lord Hanuman.

According to Drik Panchang, Hanuman Jayanti is observed today on April 23 (Tuesday). The Purnima Tithi begins at 03:25 am on April 23 and ends at 05:18 am on April 24.

Top 10 Temples Known for Fulfilling Wishes of Lord Hanuman:

  1. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
  3. Salasar Balaji Temple, Salasar, Rajasthan
  4. Bala Hanuman Temple, Jamnagar, Gujarat
  5. Hanuman Mandir, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  6. Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple, Tamil Nadu
  7. Jakhoo Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  8. Mahavir Mandir, Patna, Bihar
  9. Hampi Hanuman Temple, Karnataka
  10. Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Dausa district, Rajasthan

6 Lesser-Known Facts about Lord Hanuman:

  1. Hanuman’s mother, Anjana, was an apsara in the court of the god Indra and was cursed to be born as a vanara on Earth.
  2. Hanuman forgot his divine powers due to a curse from a sage during his mischievous childhood, only to remember them later.
  3. He is one of the eight Chiranjivis (immortals) in Hindu scriptures and will live on earth till the end of Kaliyuga.
  4. Hanuman declined a pearl necklace from Goddess Sita as it didn’t bear Lord Rama’s name, showing his devotion.
  5. Inspired by Goddess Sita, Hanuman covered his body in sindoor, symbolizing Lord Rama’s long life.
  6. Despite being a Brahmachari, Hanuman had a son, born from a drop of his sweat that fell into the mouth of a fish.