Varanasi, Apr 20 : Hundreds of Hindus joined a procession on Sunday to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman in Varanasi.
Hundreds of men, women and children participated in a colourful procession.
"We have been taking part in this every year since the past eight years. And since it is Lord Hanuman's birthday today, we are taking out this procession," said Ram Narain, a devotee.
Women took part in the procession with traditionally decorated flower plates in their hands and offered flowers to the deity.
"The birthday of Lord Hanuman is the time to celebrate and enjoy. Everybody is engrossed in the celebrations," said Mahendra Sharma, another devotee.
In Hindu mythological epic Ramayana, Hanuman helps his master Lord Rama to kill the demon king Ravana.
Hanuman is worshipped for his undying loyalty to Lord King Rama and his consort, Sita.