Lucknow : Hanuman Jayanti is annually celebrated with great fanfare and opulence across most of India. Lord Hanuman, a follower of Lord Ram, is honored on this day. On this fortunate day, also known as Hanuman Janmotsav, worshipers commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Jayanti falls on April 6 this year. Typically, Lord Hanuman’s followers go to the revered Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya to worship to the god. Yet, few people are aware that Lucknow is home to another respected sacred abode of Lord Hanuman. The grounds of this historic shrine are located near Lucknow’s Aminabad bazaar.
The Hanuman Garhi temple in Lucknow is as well-liked by its followers as the one in Ayodhya, which dates back to the 10th century. According to devotees, the old temple dates back to the Ramayana era and was built long ago. In addition to Lord Hanuman, one may also ask Lord Ram, Laxman, and Sita for their blessings here. Moreover, there is a separate temple for Lakshmi-Narayan and the goddess Durga.
The paintings and themes on the antique walls will transport you back in time. Hanuman Jayanti celebrations have already begun at the Hanuman Garhi temple in Lucknow. To provide complimentary food to the worshippers, a temporary Bhandara kiosk has been set up within the temple grounds.
The sacred Hanuman Chalisa and the Sunderkand mantra will be played for worshipers that day. After Lord Hanuman’s darshan, prasad will be served to all who are visiting the temple.
During Hanuman Jayanti, there is often a long line of worshippers at the Hanuman Garhi temple. Many followers of Lord Hanuman go the temple daily because they think that when they ask for his blessings, their desires are realized. Every Hanuman Jayanti, according to Gopal Krishna, an Aishbagh local, he goes to the Hanuman Garhi temple with his family. Rajeev Bhattacharya, another devotee who looked to be well-aware of the temple’s historical importance, said there is a particular stone in the building that dates back to 1910.
Tradition has it that Nawabs used to visit the Hanuman temple to worship and ask for blessings in the past. According to rumors, worshippers who are unable to reach the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya are said to make their gifts to the shrine in Lucknow. The Hanuman Garhi temple in Lucknow welcomes visitors from five in the morning, and darshan is prohibited after noon when the aarti is performed. Around three in the afternoon, the temple reopens.