Lord Hanuman is a devoted follower of Lord Rama, and Hindus all over India worship him. Because he cared a lot about the god Rama. So, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon of the 15th day of the month of Chaitra. This is called the Chaitra Pournima. Hanuman Jayanti is a celebration of the day Lord Hanuman was born. It is also called “Vanara God Day.” His avatar is thought to be the 11th Rudra incarnation of Lord Siva, with his generous devotion, strength, knowledge, divine power, courage, intelligence, the spirit of selfless service, etc.
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for 41 days, starting with Chaitra Purnima and ending on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Vaishakh. Hanuman Jayanti is observed in Tamil Nadu during Margashirsha Amavasya, however, in Karnataka, it is known as Hanuman Vratam.
Worshipping Lord Hanuman is spoken of to save people from bad things and help them win. Even though the festival is held on different days in different parts of the country, most of the time it is during Chaitra. On Hanuman Jayanti, the celebrations start early in the morning because people believe that the lord was born at sunrise. Devotees read verses from the Ramayana and Mahabharat on this day and also pray in other ways.
They keep fast & worship god in different ways. If you are wondering how to commemorate Hanuman Jayanti, check out below the complete the Vrat (fasting) and Puja Vidhi (worship rituals) :
1. First and foremost, the day is started with Tatkalik Tithi (Ratrivyapini).
2. One night before the fast, devotees rest on the floor and worship Ram-Sita and Hanuman.
3. In the morning, again Ram-Sita and Hanuman are worshipped.
4. On this day, after getting up early, they take shower.
5. After that, they take Sankalp (oath) for the Vrat with water in one hand.
6. They are guided to sit near the east direction and face the east or north while sitting.
7. Pray for Lord Hanuman in a polite way.
8. Lastly, they worship him obeying all the practices of Shodashopachar (the 16 rites).