Sri Hanumath Jayanti 2022

As I had mentioned in my post Sri Hanumanth Jayanti, Jai Bajrang Bali last year, Tamilians celebrate Hanuman’s birthday in the Margazhi month (Approx Dec 15 to Jan 14). We believe that he is born under the “Moolam” star in the month of Margazhi. This year the date was Jan 2, 2022, when we celebrated Hanumath Jayanti.

I also realised that I got the pronunciation wrong last year – its Hanumath and not Hanumanth. Like I have mentioned in several of my blog posts, am a “farzi” Tamilian who reads, writes and speaks Tamil correctly but isn’t really a native. But am a genuine Indian and that’s all that matters really. 😁

Hanumath Jayanti @ home

Amma is a true Hanuman bhakt, for her and her family Anjaneyar is a child, brother, friend and of course their ishta devta. We made his two favourite foods – Vadai and Curd Rice. Since I don’t eat either of the two, I made “Kadamba Saadam” and Sweet Pongal.

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Milagu (pepper) Vadai being made
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Clockwise from the bottom – Curd Rice, Kadamba Saadam, Vadai and Sweet Pongal

Guess what, Hanuman sent me Rawat Ke Kachori as a return gift !! Snigdha, our friend from the neighbouring block of flats had been to Jaipur and came back with Kachoris 😃. Hanuman is Chiranjeevi for a reason. He knows I don’t like Vadai so he sends me what I like !! Thanks Anjaneya 🙏🏿.

Peelamedu Hanumath Jayanti Celebrations

We got to watch the three day celebration at Peelamedu Ashtamsa Anjaneyar temple through the new “Jyoti” channel. Amma was thrilled to see Rajamani Mama (her school friend’s husband) and his sons Narayana Bhattar and Murali Bhattar. They are the ones who established the temple and their “alankaram” (loose translation, decoration) is truly an art form.

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Velli Kaapu (silver) alankaram for Peelamedu Hanuman on Jan 1, 2022
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Manjal Kaapu for Peelamedu Anjaneyar on Jan 1, 2022

Manjal is turmeric. Narayana Bhattar has used just turmeric and KumKum for this alankaram. Stunning 🙏🏿

For his birthday ofcourse, Anjaneyar was in royal form, Raja Alankaram.

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Peelamedu Hanuman temple, Raja Alankaram

Jai Sri Ram. Jai Bajrang Bali. Happy birthday Hanuman 🙏🏿

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