Ahmedabad, Apr 15 UNI | 4 months ago

Processions and special prayers marked the celebration of Hanuman Jayanti across the state today.

The celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti began yesterday itself when several prominent temples including Camp Hanuman in Ahmedabad took out impressive processions which moved around the city with devotees dancing to the tunes of devotional songs and music.

A big procession was taken out from Dabhodia Hanuman at Dabhoda near state capital Gandhinagar this morning.

In Dabhodia Hanuman temple, the devotees today offered 151 kg cake to Lord Hanuman to commemorate his birthday. Such giant cake was offered at Camp Hanuman temple and other temples of the state today. The devotees have also planned to offer 701 cartons of oil to the lord.

Meanwhile, the temples across the state have been decked up since yesterday and special pujas were being offered from early today. Recitation of 'Hanuman Chalisa' and 'Sundar Kand' are being held in the temples.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today greeted the people on occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

(Posted on 15-04-2014)