A Message from Vasant Lad on Hanuman Jayanti

A Message from Vasant Lad on Hanuman Jayanti

On this most auspicious festival day our esteemed teacher Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, traveled to the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram & Hanuman temple in Taos, New Mexico, to record this message for you, our dear community!

Hanuman Janmotsav is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of the god Hanuman, who is venerated throughout India and Nepal on this day.

Lord Hanuman is celebrated for his ability to attain victory against evil and provide protection for his followers. Devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate his presence on this day and seek his protection and blessings. They travel to temples just like the one Vasant Lad visited in Taos, to worship Lord Hanuman and present offerings. In return, devotees receive Prasad from the temple priests in the forms of sweets, flowers, coconuts, tilak, sacred ash (udi) and Ganga jal (holy water).

Hanuman Janmotsav is one of the largest festivals in India, as Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and is widely known for his unflinching devotion to him. This story of kinship and love is beautifully told in one of the most celebrated Sanskrit epics, The Rāmāyana.

From all of us at The Ayurvedic Institute and AyurPrana, have a happy Hanuman Jayanti!

Ayurvedic Visionary & Master


As the founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to bring the deep insights and transformative power of Ayurveda to the West. His passion for healing has garnered him respect throughout the world, and he is considered the premiere authority on Ayurveda outside of India. His webinars offer the essence of decades of teaching and clinical practice, providing you with both inspiring theory and rigorous practical application while weaving in his personal spiritual insights