Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in honour of God, Hanumana, who is respected by Hindus all over the Indian sub continent. Hanuman is known for his devotion towards Rama. He is also considered to be an idol of strength and energy, and possess powers of moving with swiftness.
On this day, followers visit Hanuman temples to offer their prayers and respects. They also make ious offerings to the lord. It is considered auspicious to chant the Hanuman Chalisa for one hundred and eight times on this day.