New Delhi, April 5 -- Lord Hanuman is one of the most magnificent and heroic of all mythological characters and finds elaborate mention in widely popular epic Ramayana and other ancient scriptures. While the exact date of his birth is not known, it is said that Lord Hanuman was born at sunrise on Chaitra Purnima on a Tuesday and this is when Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated. This year the birth of Lord Hanuman is being celebrated on April 6. (Also read: Hanuman Jayanti 2023: Date, history, significance, shubh muhurat, mantra and celebration of the festival)

An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman once tore his chest open to reveal image of Lord Rama and Sita Maiyya in his heart, making Lord Rama extremely touched by his gesture and ble...