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Mangalvar Vrat (Tuesday Fast): Get Hanuman Ji’s Blessings!

By September 19, 2023No Comments
Mangalvar Vrat

Do you know that Tuesdays are special in Hinduism? This Tuesday, consider observing the Mangalvar Vrat (Hanuman ji fast) to invoke the blessings of Bajrang Bali. By fasting and praying to Hanuman Ji on Tuesdays, it is believed one can overcome difficulties and obstacles in life and achieve success. 

In the modern-day Kalyug, Lord Hanuman is also called the undefeatable, one of the Ashtachiranjeevis. He is one of the gods in the Hindu religion whose blessings are believed to work the fastest. So, let’s just read ahead about this auspicious Vrat by saying – “Jai Bajrangbali! May the power and courage of Lord Hanuman be with you.”.

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What is Mangalvar Vrat or Tuesday Fast?

Mangalvar Vrat or Tuesday Fast refers to the fast or Vrat kept in the name of Lord Hanuman. It is a famous fasting ritual done by Hindu devotees every Tuesday. Basically, Mangalvar in English is called Tuesday while Vrat is Fasting. Due to Lord Hanuman being worshipped every Tuesday while keeping fast, this vrat or fast is also called Hanuman Ji Vrat.

In fact, it is a special fast dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is believed to bring positive results. On this day, devotees wake up early, take a bath and pray to the mighty monkey God and devotee of Lord Rama. By observing a fast and performing puja on Tuesdays, one can gain strength, courage and good health. 

Significance of Mangalvar Vrat (Tuesday Fast)

Fasting on Tuesday or Mangalvar Vrat is a meaningful way to honour Lord Hanuman and seek his blessings. Its significance lies in the rewards offered by Lord Hanuman. 

  • Observing Mangalvar Vrat or Tuesday fast with genuine devotion is said to grant fearlessness and wisdom.
  • Keeping Hanuman ji fast is the best way to remove obstacles from your life and handle any problem that is currently bothering you. 
  • Lord Hanuman protects its devotees and blesses them with prosperity and success. Therefore, this fast makes even more sense.
  • Your discipline and willpower are also enhanced with regular Mangalvrat or Tuesday fasting.
  • This fast doubles up the positive energy around a native as with Lord Hanuman; you are also pleasing planet Mars or Mangal based on astrology.

Also Read: Lord Hanuman: The Lifting of Dronagiri Parvat

Hanuman Ji Vrat Katha: Story behind Mangalvar Vrat 

Hanuman Ji Vrat Katha is the story that forms the basis of observing Mangalvar Vrat on Tuesdays. This is also the reason why tuesday is Hanuman Day. Some lady devotees even complete the fast after listening to Hanuman Ji’s story or Hanuman Ji Vrat katha. So, without wasting any second, let’s just start this interesting story. 

Long ago, there lived a Brahmin couple in a village and led a simple life. The couple wished to have a child for a long time. So, the Brahmin wife strictly worshipped and kept fasts for Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays. It was believed that Lord Hanuman was born on a Tuesday or Mangalvar. Pleased by the wife’s dedication, Hanuman Ji gifted her a boychild.

The husband wasn’t home during the time as he was called to a nearby village to perform religious rituals for a few days. When he came back, he doubted his wife’s character. However, during the night, Maruti (the child form of Hanuman) came into his dreams and cleared all his doubts. Since then, everyone started believing that Lord Hanuman fulfils wishes and Mangal vrat should be performed every Tuesday.

Hanuman Ji Vrat Vidhi: Step-wise Rituals of Mangalvar Vrat

Hanuman ji Vrat vidhi is a ritual performed to get the full benefits of this Tuesday fast. To observe the Mangalvar Vrat, follow these steps:

1. Puja Preparation

  • Stock up on fruits, milk, and dried fruits like dates, along with one meal involving wheat and grain. These will be your source of nutrition during the fast.
  • Rise early, bathe, and wear clean clothes.
  • Decorate your puja or worship area with flowers and garlands. Light incense sticks or dhoop.

2. Worship

  • Place an idol or image of Lord Hanuman in the puja area. You can also have a framed picture of the deity.
  • Offer prayers to Lord Hanuman. Chant the Hanuman Chalisa and Sundara Kanda from the Ramayana.
  • Offer flowers, sandalwood paste, vermilion, and sweets to the deity. You can also offer bananas and coconut.
  • Lit an oil lamp or diya and do aarti for Lord Hanuman’s idol or image.

3. Observe the Fast with these Hanuman Ji fast rules

  • Do not eat anything during the day until evening. Only have the permitted fruits, milk or dried fruits if needed.
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking. Speak the truth and be polite and courteous to all.
  • Donate food and clothes to the needy. Visit Hanuman temples and worship the deity.
  • In the evening, break the fast by having satvik food like potato curry, chapatis, and rice. Donate the food to Brahmins and the poor.

4. Things To Donate in Charity for Added Benefits

  1. Gemstones
  2. Grains
  3. Fruits
  4. Feed to Animals or Birds
  5. Donate Clothes (Chunari & other clothes)
  6. Dakshina (money)
  7. Brahman Bhoj (1 Priest or more)
  8. Give ash of Havan to the temple. Then, pack and deliver it to the devotees in the puja basket.
  9. Donate Shankh/ Kaudi/ anything collected from the ocean
  10. Donate Metal

Also Read: Is Lord Hanuman Still Alive? Decoding The Truth

Benefits of Performing Mangalvar Vrat (Tuesday Fast)

Observing Mangalvar vrat with devotion and faith pleases Lord Hanuman and grants blessings. By honouring Mangalvar Vrat each Tuesday, you open yourself to Lord Hanuman’s grace and the many benefits it offers to his devotees. May your fast be blessed.

1. Improved Health and Wellness

Fasting on Tuesdays is thought to promote better health and longevity. By abstaining from food, your digestive system gets a chance to rest, which can improve your metabolism and gut health over time. Some even say fasting helps detoxify the body and balance the tridoshas—vata, pitta and kapha.

2. Mental Clarity and Focus

When you fast, your body is not focused on digesting food, so your mind may feel more clear and focused. This can help with concentration, decision making and productivity. Some find that fasting enhances their meditation and spiritual practice.

3. Stronger Faith and Devotion

By honouring Lord Hanuman with a Tuesday fast, you strengthen your faith in Him and devotion to His worship. Making a sacrifice by abstaining from food and drink shows your sincerity and dedication. Lord Hanuman is sure to bless those who fast in His name with courage, strength and success.

4. Protection and Guidance

It is said that observing a fast on Tuesdays grants you Lord Hanuman’s protection and guidance. He wards off evil influences and negative energies, removing obstacles from your path. Lord Hanuman’s blessings can help you overcome life’s challenges and achieve victory in your goals.

5. Wish Fulfilment

Some devotees fast on Tuesdays to have a wish or desire fulfilled by Lord Hanuman. If you fast with a pure heart and sincere intention, Lord Hanuman may grant what you seek, whether it is prosperity, happiness, peace or anything else. However, you must accept whatever outcome He deems right for you.


You have now learned about the significance and rituals of Magalvar Vrat, a special fast dedicated to Lord Hanuman. By observing this vrat with devotion and sincerity, you gain the blessings of the mighty Hanuman. He is always ready to protect his devotees in times of need. Jai Bajrangbali! 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why Tuesday is Hanuman Day?

Some mythological texts say that Hanuman Ji was born on a Tuesday. At the same time, a lady’s wish was fulfilled by observing a fast on Tuesday. That is why Tuesday is Hanuman Day.

2. Can we eat Sendha namak in Tuesday fast?

It is recommended to use Sendha namak during Tuesday fasts. It is an unprocessed and purest form of salt, and at the same time, it keeps the body cool on an empty stomach or while keeping a fast or vrat.

3. Is Hanuman day Tuesday or Saturday?

Tuesdays are specifically dedicated to Lord Hanuman for fulfilling desires and wishes. However, Lord Hanuman is also worshipped on Saturdays with Lord Shani as he saved him from the cruel Ravana and was a dear friend to him.

4. What to wear on Tuesday?

It is advised to wear red-coloured clothes on Tuesdays, especially for Hanuman Ji vrat or Tuesday fast. Hanuman Ji loved the red colour. You can please him with this and increase the chance of getting your wish fulfilled.

5. What are Tuesday fast rules for ladies?

Any person can start keeping Tuesday fast from the first day of Shukla Paksha every month. It should be carried on for at least 21 days or 45 days for the wishes to come true. However, during Puja involved in the fast, ladies should avoid touching the feet of Hanuman’s idol.

6. What are the rules for Mangalwar Vrat?

Only Food consisting of wheat and jaggery must be consumed during the Mangalvar Vrat. Do this fast on Tuesdays for 21 days without any breaks.

Also Read: Hidden Astrological Benefits Of Hanuman Chalisa

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