Back
Home » Spirituality
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Rajesh Khanna's Death Anniversary: Netizens Remember The First Superstar Of Bollywood
    • Akshay Kumar To Donate Rs 2 Crore Towards Relief Work In Assam, Kaziranga National Park
    • WAIT WHAT! Sidharth Malhotra Failed In 9th Standard Because Of This SHOCKING Reason
    • Nora Fatehi REACTS To Koena Mitra Calling 'Saki Saki' Remake A MESS!
    • Dharmendra APOLOGIZES To Wife Hema Malini After Trolling Her: 'Humka Maafi De Diyo'
    • Salman Khan To Launch & Romance Mahesh Manjrekar's Daughter In Dabangg 3
    • Happy Birthday Priyanka Chopra: These Quotes Speak Volumes About Her Love For Nick Jonas!
    • Veteran Bengali Actor Swarup Dutta Passes Away Due To Cardiac Arrest In Kolkata
    • Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Are Made For Each Other & These Pictures Are Proof!
    • REVEALED! This Is How Bhumi Pednekar Plans To Celebrate Her 30th Birthday
    • New Troubles Crop Up For Prabhas! Saaho Gets DELAYED Yet Again Owing To These Reasons...
    • That One Gesture Of Nick Jonas That Changed His & Priyanka Chopra's Lives Forever!
    • Rishi Kapoor Opens Up About His Battle With Cancer: 'It's Been A Difficult Time'
    • Priyanka Chopra On Sophie Turner's 'Game Of Thrones' Emmy Nomination: 'Incredibly Proud Of You'
    • Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor & Others Tried The FaceApp Old Filter & The Results Were HILARIOUS!
    • Salman Khan Shares Video Of Specially-abled Fan Sketching His Portrait With Her Feet!
    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Invests In Bengaluru Startup; Read Details Here!
    • Salman Khan Shares A Video Of A Specially-abled Fan Sketching His Portrait With Her Feet!
    • Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra's Character Is Based On This Man From Bihar?
    • Priya Varrier's Sridevi Bungalow Has NO Relevance With Sridevi: Arbaaz Khan
Significance Of Bada Mangal And How To Offer Sindoor Chola To Lord Hanuman
Boldsky | 4th Jun, 2019 10:59 AM

The festival known as Bada Mangal, which is celebrated in Lucknow, is of great importance for the devotees of Lord Hanuman. The festival starts on the first Tuesday of the Jeth or Jyeshta month as per the Hindu calendar, which is considered very auspicious to worship Lord Hanuman.

This holy festival of worshipping Lord Hanuman goes on for four consecutive Tuesdays of the Jyeshta month, which happen to fall in May-June. This year, Bada Mangal was celebrated on 21st and 28th May. Apart from these dates, Bada Mangal will also be celebrated this month on 4th and 11th June.

Significance Of Bada Mangal

Lord Hanuman is a popular deity in Hinduism. The tradition of worshipping Lord Hanuman during Bada Mangal is not new. In fact, it is around 400 years old. The story behind the festival goes like this.

In the year 1718, the queen Alia Begum had a divine dream in which she was directed to install two Hanuman statues after which she would be blessed with a child. The statues which were found during some construction work in the palace were thus installed and the Hanuman temple of Aliganj was built.

A child was born to the queen who was named as Mangat Rai Firoz Shah. Since then, the special worship of Lord Hanuman started and it still continues to be an auspicious festival for the people in Lucknow. The temple dome has a star and a crescent symbolic to the unity of religions. Worshipping Lord Hanuman on these specific days is believed to grant the devotees a happy life and remove crisis from one's life.

How Is The Sindoor Chola Offered To Lord Hanuman?

There is a specific way of worshipping Lord Hanuman on the days of Bada Mangal. On these days, there is a custom of offering oil and vermilion to Lord Hanuman. A lamp is lit with jasmine oil in front of Lord Hanuman. Before offering vermilion to the idol of Lord Hanuman, the idol is bathed with water and then the offerings for worship are made.

Amidst chanting of mantras, the vermilion is mixed with jasmine oil and put on the idol. Also, sometimes a light layer of ghee is put on the image or idol of the deity and then the vermilion powder is poured on it.

A Festival Of Harmony

The start of the Bada Mangal not only marks the beginning of summer for the people in Lucknow, but also ushers in harmony and festivity as people from the entire city and a few from other places join the celebrations. Though it is specifically celebrated in the Naya Hanuman temple, gradually over the years, the celebrations have extended to all Hanuman temples in and around the city.

It is a common sight to see pandals with the idol or portrait of Lord Hanuman and devotional songs being played while people queueing up to offer their prayers with flowers, incense sticks and sweets. The sweet traditionally is besan ka ladoo. Not only that, pandals or bhandaras are built all over the city which host people walking in, irrespective of their religion, culture and belief.

People are served with prasad, beverages and other Indian delicacies and there are many such stalls put up which offer water and food to the passers-by. The spirit of harmony prevails all over, not only in the city but also in the hearts of the people. Thus, the festival of Bada Mangal is an important part of the culture of the city and its people since history and it still continues to be.

   
 
Health and Life
  • Cysts: Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment
  • Black Eye: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • What Is Horned Melon? Its Benefits, Side Effects And Recipe
    • What Are Navy Beans? Their Benefits, Side Effects And Recipe
    • Kunal Khemu's Fitness And Diet Tips
    • Diet For Jaundice: Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid
      • Multiple Sclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
      • 7 Nutritious Foods That Help Promote Beard Growth
      • Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • 20 Healthy Snacks To Curb Hunger
        • Sustainable Menstruation Through Menstrual Cup: Keeping You & The Earth Clean
        • What Is Solomon's Seal? Its Benefits, Side Effects And Recipes
          • 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Rose Hip
          • Anand Kumar Of Super 30 Reveals He Has Acoustic Neuroma - All You Need To Know About This Condition
          • 6 Amazing Benefits Of Ice Cubes For Your Health
            • 7 Fascinating Health Benefits Of Chicory You Must Know!
            • Empty Nose Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
            • How Diabetes Affects Male Fertility
              • How Does Diabetes Affect Male Fertility
              • Wheezing: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
              • 10 Natural Remedies To Treat Hypothyroidism