Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik commemorated Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday by making a sand sculpture dedicated to Lord Hanuman even as political leaders wished the nation on this pious day. It is believed that on this day, Lord Hanuman descended on earth in order to serve the purpose of his eternal master, Lord Ram. He, being an unalloyed devotee of Lord Ram is revered by all Ram bhakts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti today saying, “Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.” He tweeted the greetings with an image of himself visiting a temple.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wished the nation saying, “Greetings to you all on the occasion of the Jayanti of Ram-bhakt Hanuman.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Greetings to all on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.”
Union Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu also extended his wishes. He said, “I bow down to Lord Hanuman, the epitome of devotion and strength on the holy occasion of #HanumanJayanti. My greetings to all.”
BJP chief Amit Shah too extended his greetings on Hanuman Jayanti by posting a simple message and a photograph.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said, “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #HanumanJayanti. May Lord Hanuman bless us with greater strength & courage to stand up for the right.”
AICC general secretary, Ashok Gehlot, said, “Heartiest Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #HanumanJayanti. Lord #Hanuman being a source of immense wisdom n energy, also teaches us the values of dedication, patience n to be selfless in our endeavors.”
The official account of Congress also tweeted greetings to the nation. “Greetings to everyone on #HanumanJayanti. May Lord Hanuman bless us all with strength,” INC India said on Twitter.
Kiran Bedi, Puducherry Lt Governor, said, “Happy Hanuman Jayanti. We become one with whatever we totally dedicate ourselves to..God &/or His Creations.”
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted lines from the Hanuman Chaalisa, which is a hymn dedicated to the diety. “Heartiest Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #HanumanJayanti,” he said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also extended wishes on the occasion.