From Our Correspondent
Silchar, April 11: Hanuman Jayanti also known as Hanumath Jayanti has been celebrated across Barak Valley with religious fervour and utmost devotion. It is believed that on this day which falls on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the Bengali month of Chaitra, the Vara God was born. Devotees from early morning were seen making a beeline for the Hanuman temples at rshingtola, Tarapur and Premtala of Silchar. To commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman day, this day is celebrated by innumerable devotes across the globe. Lord Hanuman was a great disciple and devotee of Lord Ram and essayed a pivotal character in Ramaya.
The devotees were seen offering special prayers to him who is known for his tremendous physical energy and strong determition. Members of Bajrang Dal, Cachar district committee, observed the day at Premtala Durga Mandir. In all the temples, worshipping of the Lord began at 7 in the morning which was followed by taking of Anjali from 10.30 am. The distribution of Prasada among the devotees began at 1pm and a large number of devotees were seen taking it to their delight. A felicitation ceremony was also held at Premtala Durga Mandir which was followed by a religious meeting.
The ambience of the temples was filled with hymns sung by the Kirtanis. The Aarti that began at 5.30 in the evening added more religiosity to it. Both the Aartis and the hymns purified the environment. Later, a cultural programme was also organized at Durga Mandir, Premtala. Gopal Roy, president, Sudip Ravidas, secretary, Ashish Dutta, cashier as well as other members of the organizing committee have been working hard in order to maintain discipline and decorum. The Lord’s Temple at rshingtola has been also decorated for this occasion. A large number of devotes were offering their prayers and having Prasada too.
Devotees also smear a paste vermillion on their foreheads as tilak. It should be mentioned here that a number of devotees also observe a day long fast on this auspicious day. It is quite apparent and known to all that Lord Hanuman was known to be of vermillion colour. Down South, this festival is celebrated in the month of Marghazi as it is believed that the Lord took birth on the moolam kshatram of the Marghazi month. This year’s Hanuman Jayanti holds special importance and has a distinctive significance. The priests are of the opinion that this Maha Sanyog has occurred after 120 years and will be in 2021.
Haunuman Jayanti was also observed at Lakhipur Kachakanti Bari on Sunday for the first time. More than 500 devotees from Lakhipur sub-division and Barak Valley came to offer their prayers. This noble initiative was taken by Bikash Dhar Choudhury. He was assisted and helped by many persons. Kirtanis from Radheshyam Goala Community performed devotiol songs. Residents of the area as well as members of various youth organizations have expressed their gratefulness towards Bikash Dhar Choudhury for this noble initiative.