Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 3 (ANI): On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, devotees offered prayers at Lete Hanuman Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. Devotees took to the streets and participated in different processions dedicated to Hanuman Jayanti, called 'Shobha Yatra'.
In the wake of the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 'Shobha Yatra' processions were numbered but the age-old traditions were religiously followed. Despite that, devotees were filled with enthusiasm and zeal. They were seen chanting 'Hanuman Chaalisa' during the morning processions (Shobha Yatra) to Hanuman Mandir and inside the temple as well.
Balvir Giri Mahant, a priest from Prayagraj told ANI, "Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year during the Krishi Chaturdashi in Mesh Lagna in the Kartik maas (month). The festival is celebrated every year with great ardour and enthusiasm. Like this year, the Hanuman temples are decorated every year. On this occasion, many traditions and rituals are followed including Abhishek, shringaar aarti and Chappan bhog offering to Hanuman Ji Maharaj ".
On the occasion, Shiv Shankar Lal Vaish spoke to ANI and said," It is a very religious place and wishes come true here if one pays a visit to the temple with longing or a wish. It is the place of Bade Hanuman Ji and for years people have been religiously praying to him. It is written in the holy books that Hanuman Ji Maharaj is resting in Prayagraj and since then the place is deemed sacred". (ANI)