Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Hanuman, the monkey god. In some parts of India it is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.
Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama, and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to the god. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield rocks, move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds and rival Garuda in swiftness of flight. He is worshipped in folk tradition as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.
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