Hanuman Jayanti, the festival to celebrate the birthday of Lord Hanuman, is held with utmost gusto and fervor in Varanasi Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple. In 2017, Hanuman Jayanti date is April 11.
A giant ladoo (modak) is offered as Naivedya to Lord Hanuman on this day. It is distributed as Prasad to devotees later. Dwaja Pheri, a 18-day flag procession is culminated on Hanuman Jayanti.
Sankat Mochan Music Festival (Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh) is one of the popular music festivals held during Hanuman Jayanti at the temple. Several music festivities are celebrated during the festival in Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir is one of the popular Hanuman temples in India and attracts thousands of devotees every day.