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Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Varanasi, India to remember the birth of God Hanuman. Hanuman Vanara avatar is considered as the Rudra avatar of the Lord Shiva. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated each year in the Shukla Paksha (Chaitra Pournimaa) of the month of Chaitra.

Hanuman was a dedicated disciple of the Lord Rama and worshiped by the Hindu people for his constant fondness to Ram. Devotees of the Lord Hanuman wake up early in the morning and gather to Hanuman temples to worship him.Hanuman was a dedicated disciple of the Lord Rama and worshiped by the Hindu people for his constant fondness to Ram. Devotees of the Lord Hanuman wake up early in the morning and gather to Hanuman temples to worship him.

Hanuman Jayanti is very significant festival for Hindus. He is worshiped as a symbol of power and energy. It is considered as Lord Hanuman can assume any form on his will. He can wield rocks, cross oceans, seize the clouds, rival Garuda in swiftness of flight, move mountains, and run from side to side the air. Lord Hanuman is worshiped in the Hindu tradition as an idol of magical powers. He has capability to defeat all the evil spirits.

The devotees of Hanuman go to temples in the morning and take sindhur from Hanuman’s body and apply as a tilak on their foreheads. It is believed that Hanuman loves sindhur. There is a myth behind this, that once upon a time Mata Sita was applying sindhur to her head; Hanuman asked her why she is applying sindhur. Sita replied him that she does this to make sure the long life of Lord Rama. Hanuman was very happy and he smeared sindhur on his entire body to ensure Lord Rama’s immortality.

People celebrate Hanuman Jayanti on the full moon day (Purnima of the month of Chaitra). Hanuman Jayanti falls on the 14th day at sunrise (known as chaturdashi) of Ashvin in the dark fortnight. He was born in the Moola Nakshatra. After puja everyone participate in the arti and take prasad. According to the Purana, Hanuman was blessed by each God when he was just a kid. He torn his own chest to illustrate others that Ram, Sita and Lakshman exists in his heart. He was Brahmachari and lived his whole life in the respect the Lord Ram.