Here we bring you some facts about Lord Hanuman:

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (lunar religious calendar which falls between March and April)

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman is present wherever the Ramayana is recited:

अमलकमलवर्णं प्रज्ज्वलत्पावकाक्षं सरसिजनिभवक्त्रं सर्वदा सुप्रसन्नम् |
पटुतरघनगात्रं कुण्डलालङ्कृताङ्गं रणजयकरवालं वानरेशं नमामि ||
यत्र यत्र रघुनाथकीर्तनं तत्र तत्र कृतमस्तकाञ्जलिम् ।
बाष्पवारिपरिपूर्णलोचनं मारुतिं नमत राक्षसान्तकम् ॥

yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛta mastakāñjalim ।
bāṣpavāriparipūrṇalocanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam ॥

“Bow down to Hanumān, who is the slayer of demons, and who is present with head bowed and eyes full of flowing tears wherever the fame of Rāma is sung.”

Lord Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy.

He is said to be able to assume any form at will and worshipped to conquer evil spirits.

The devotees offer sindoor (vermilion) to Hanuman's idol.

According to the epic Ramayana (during latter part of Tretayuga – almost 2 million years ago), several divine souls came to Earth and modified the bodies of ape like creatures for playing the role of vehicles for the divine souls.

There is a Jakhu temple in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. According to the Ramayana, when Lord Hanuman was on the way to bring the Sanjeevani herb, he encountered a meditating sage on Jakhu mountain.

Lord Hanuman is a symbol of selflessness. He dedicated his youth to Lord Rama. Lord Hanuman was fiercely loyal and accompanied Lord Rama throughout.

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