Ramanujacharya Jayanti

Religion: Hindu
Country: India
Upcoming Ramanujacharya Jayanti is on 12 May 2024 (Sunday)

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Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanti embarks the birth anniversary of great philosopher Ramanujacharya, and he was known for his ardent devotion towards the lord Vishnu. Ramanujacharya is considered among the best scholars that were born in India. Sri Ramanuja was born in the year 1017 and his birth place was Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. He was keen devotee of the Lord Vishnu and used study Upanishads and led birth of many practices that are still followed on the large scale in Hindu religion. He is known for his works like Vedartha Samgraha, the Sri Bhasya and the last one is the Bhagavad Gita Bhasya, and so much so was the importance of his these works, that they are still followed in the Hindu religion. They are still considered to be the most important practices and these studies that are done by the Hindu saints are in impeccable numbers.

Since he was a Brahmin, he gave various guidelines which are still followed to get ‘Moksha’. He preached people the practices that they should carry out, and acts they should perform, to get ‘Moksha’ in life. Although he started his practices in Southern Part of India, but soon his greatness as per his work grew to rest of the India too. And soon he became a major philosopher in India in those times due to his unique work. From the very childhood days, he was considered as Ilaya Perumal and the meaning of this word is ‘The one who radiates’. He was around 120 years old when he died. And the year in which he died was 1137 CE. So, in order to celebrate his birthday, this Jayanti is celebrated throughout the nation.

How Ramanujacharya Jayanti is Celebrated?

Throughout the nation various events are organized like cultural events, reciting of ‘shlokas’ in temples and other events.

Since his keen involvement in the making various Upanishads, reciting same on this day is considered auspicious. In Tamil Nadu people organize religious activities in their houses and also go to the temple for offering their prayers to the god and also to Ramanujacharya.

Although this is not a gazetted holiday, but still people celebrate this occasions on large scale and this can be easily seen from the fact that, all over the states (Especially Tamil Nadu) the view is truly worth watching. Although over the years, the practices have changed a little, but the core values related to this day are still intact. People are now celebrating this day with more celebrations and joy than ever.