Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated by devotees of Lord Hanuman across the globe to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, who is also the biggest devotee of Lord Rama. It is also known as Hanumath Jayanti, the day when Vanara God is said to have taken birth. It falls on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra. This year it falls on March 31.
Hanuman, son of wind-god Pawan, is described to have herculean qualities in the scriptures which includes lifting an entire mountain with his one hand. Hanuman also played a crucial role in the battle between Rama and Ravana in the epic of Ramayana. Known for his strong intent, grit and physical energy, Lord Hanuman was also said to have been able to transform into any form.
The appearance of Hanuman dates back to almost 2.59 million years before. Hanuman is a deity who symbolizes courage and compassion.