Hanuman Jayanti is observed on the occasion of the birth of Hanuman, 11th Rudra Avatar of Lord Shiva.
Hanuman Jayanti is observed by the people of India every year on varying dates depending on their rituals and customs.
Lord Hanuman is considered a great devotee of Lord Ram and is a symbol of energy, devotion and strength. Devotees of Hanuman go to the temples early in the morning after taking a holy bath to worship. People visit temples and worship to Hanuman with prayers and chants. Peoples also apply Tilak on their foreheads from the Hanuman idol present in the temples. Then, peoples distribute foods as Prasad to everyone gathered for the occasion. On this day, Hanuman Chalisa can be heard everywhere as it can conquer the evils and fill the mind with peace and strength.