1,111 kg ladoo on Hanuman Jayanti

Apr 19, 2011

A giant modak (ladoo) weighing 1,111 kg was a special attraction on Hanuman Jayanti that was celebrated at Sankat Mochan Temple in the city on Monday.

Unveiling the giant-sized ladoo for the devotees on Sunday, the founder of Dhwaja Yatra (flag procession) that marks the celebrations in the city, Kaushal Sharma said that the prasad was distributed to the devotees on Hanuman Jayanti. It is also one of the biggest ladoo in the region that would be offered to the devotees on the auspicious day, he added.

It may be mentioned here that over one quintal of desi ghee, one quintal of pistas and over two quintals of besan (gram flour) have been used to prepare the special ladoo. The special prasad also features the various forms of 'Bal Hanuman' to attract attention.

Laddu had four Hanuman statues in it showing different childhood phase of Hanuman.
A special 18-day-long flag procession (Dhwaja Pheri) culminating at Sankat Mochan Temple was also marked as the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations on Monday.

Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Lord Hanuman.

On this special day devotees visit temples, recite Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman mantra as every Tuesday puja. Temples also play Hanuman Bhajans for all the devotees and are beautifuuly decorated.

In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs the birthday of Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra.

Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar Jai Kapeesh Tihu Lok Ujagar Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhama Anjani Putra Pawan Sut Nama Jai Shri Ram Jai Hanuman.