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Hanuman Janmotsav

October 20

Hanuman, also known as Maruti, Bajrang Bali, and many other names is a very important and revered deity for Hindus. Born as a vaanar (monkey), he is very learned and has great knowledge and great strength of both body and mind. He has the ability to increase or decrease his size, as per his wish, he can fly to any distance and had a body as strong as ‘vajra’. He is both very clever and intelligent. And using these skills, he can solve the biggest of the problems of his devotees. That is why people call him, ‘sankat mochak’ (remover of troubles).

The birthday of Hanuman is celebrated as ‘Hanuman Janmotsav’ and not Hanuman Jayanti. The word ‘Jayanti’ is associated with people who are dead, but since Hanuman is still alive, using the word Jayanti is not appropriate. It should be called Hanuman Janmotsav.

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October 20