Chaitra Purnima (the full moon in the vedic month of chaitra) is celebrated as the enlightenment of Lord Hanuman. This year it falls on April 23rd 2024 based on where you live. Download the Cosmic Insight app for local timings.


  1. Recite or listen to the Hanuman Chalisa: The Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional hymn consisting of 40 verses, is recited to invoke the blessings and guidance of Lord Hanuman. Chanting the Chalisa is believed to strengthen one’s inner resolve, provide protection, and promote spiritual wisdom.
  2. Sundarkand Path: Sundarkand is the fifth chapter of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which primarily focuses on the adventures of Lord Hanuman. Reading, reciting, or listening to the Sundarkand is considered auspicious and is believed to bestow courage, wisdom, and devotion upon the devotees.
  3. Practice Selfless Service: Lord Hanuman is known for his selflessness and dedication to serving others. Devotees can emulate this quality by engaging in acts of selfless service, such as volunteering or helping those in need.
  4. You can chant the mantra – Om Shri Hanumate Namah 108 times during Saturn or Mars hora. Use the align27 app to find hora timings for free.
  5. Perform a simple Hanuman pooja.

Here is a step-by-step guide to perform a Hanuman puja:

  1. Cleanliness and preparation: Ensure that the area where the puja will be conducted is clean. Take a bath and wear clean clothes before starting the puja.
  2. Setup the altar: Set up a small altar or a clean, elevated platform. Place an idol or image of Lord Hanuman on the altar. You may also place images or idols of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana if you wish, as Hanuman is a devoted follower of Lord Rama.
  3. Light a lamp: Light a ghee or oil lamp, and place it on the altar. The lamp symbolizes the presence of the divine and dispels darkness.
  4. Incense: Light incense sticks to create a positive and fragrant atmosphere. The incense smoke is believed to purify the surroundings and carry the prayers to the deity.
  5. Offerings: Arrange offerings of fruits, flowers, sweets (particularly laddoos), and tulsi leaves. These offerings represent your devotion and gratitude towards Lord Hanuman. You may also offer a small amount of sindoor (vermilion) and chameli (jasmine) oil, as they are considered to be auspicious for Hanuman.
  6. Recite the Hanuman Chalisa: The Hanuman Chalisa is a 40-verse hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Recite the Hanuman Chalisa with devotion, as it is believed to invoke the blessings and protection of the deity.
  7. Perform the Aarti: After reciting the Hanuman Chalisa, perform the aarti by circling a lit camphor or a ghee-soaked wick around the image or idol of Lord Hanuman. This ritual signifies the removal of darkness and the illumination of the divine presence.
  8. Pray and meditate: Offer your prayers and share your wishes with Lord Hanuman. Spend some time meditating on the qualities of the deity, such as his strength, devotion, and wisdom.
  9. Distribute prasad: Once the puja is complete, distribute the prasad (sacred offerings) to your family members and others present. Sharing prasad is a way to share the blessings received from the deity.

Remember that the key to a successful puja is your devotion and intention. While following these steps, maintain a focused and reverent attitude to truly connect with Lord Hanuman and seek his blessings.

Hanuman Worship for your Atma Karaka