Sankat Mochan Music festival is celebrated in Varanasi during Hanuman Jayanti in Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir. In 2012, Sankat Mochan Music Festival begins on 10 April and ends on 14 April. Various artists from all over India perform various forms of music and drama during the festival.
In 2012, Hanuman Jayanti date is April 6.
Plays on Hanuman Charitra (religious history of Lord Hanuman), Ram and Goddess Saraswati are also played during Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh in Varanasi.