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One of the mantras, which we usually recite before going to bed is,

Ramaskandam Hanomantham Vynatheyam Vrukodharam
Shayanesha Spatenithyam Dhuswapnam Thasyanashyathi

which is a prayer to Hanuman, Garuda and Bheema to prevent bad dreams.

My question is, why exactly do we pray these 3 gods in particular and which religious text it is mentioned in?

  • You only told "to prevent bad dreams". Now don't u think there is strong connection of ghosts, snakes and daemons with bad dreams. And Hanuman, Garuda and Bheema are slayers of them.. just one analogy not a strong point though :) – YDS Dec 23 '17 at 20:21
  • Yeah @YDS, even I was thinking along the same lines. It is crude enough to make the point, though. Let's see if any one knows the actual answer :) – Bhargav Rao Dec 24 '17 at 0:25

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