Devout Hindus celebrate monkey god

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AYODHYA, India (NBC/RTV) — Devout Hindus in northern India marked the birth anniversary of the monkey god, Lord Hanuman.

The deity is a symbol of strength and power, and he’s also believed to help devotees get rid of evil influences.

People who visited one temple in Uttar Pradesh prayed and chanted hymns praising Lord Hanuman.

They also offered flowers and sweets.

Priests said the festival was celebrated every year when the moon was full in the month of Chitirai, which takes place between the April and May according to the Gregorian calendar. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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