New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.
"Greetings on Hanuman Jayanti," Modi said in a statement.
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India.
Devotees visit temples and apply tilaka of sindoor to their foreheads from Hanuman's idol as Hanuman himself was of that color.
The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.