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Hinduism - What Is Hanuman Jayanti?

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu festival commemorating the birth of Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman's birthday is celebrated with a festival.

This is celebrated on the full moon in the lunar month of Chaitra (March–April) in southern India, and on the fourteenth day of the dark (waning) half of the lunar month of Kartik (October–November) in northern India.

The latter date corresponds to Shivaratri, Shiva's most significant festival, which takes place on the fourteenth day of the waning half-month Phalgun (usually in February).

Because Hanuman is often seen as an avatar or "incarnation" of Shiva, who has come to earth to serve the god-king Rama, the two celebrations are linked.

Hanuman is a highly important god in ordinary religious life, with a large following, despite his mythic status as a devoted and powerful servant of Rama.

Although there are no official ceremonies for his birthday, his followers (bhakta) sometimes observe it with worship, celebratory procession, and devotional reading of religious books, notably the Hanuman Chalisa and the Ramayana. 

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