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Who made Lord Hanuman immortal?

From what I've read, I've concluded that Lord Hanuman is one of the seven * Chiranjeevis.* (Immortals). But I am not sure who made Lord Hanuman immortal, and why? I've heard many rumours that Lord ...
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Resurrection stories in Hindu scriptures?

Christians claim the resurrection story to be very unique. Is there any story in Puranas , where anyone died and resurrected after dying. And also is there is any parallel story of someone raising ...
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Why did Lord Rama and Lakshmana separate?

I know at the end of Ramayana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana separated. But what is the reason for that?
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Lesser known but main wives of Lord Krishna apart from Rukmini, Satyabhama and Jambavati?

I have heard/read somewhere that there were 8 major wives of Lord Krishna. Also there were some approx. 16,000 girls that Lord Krishna freed from Narakasura and as no one would marry them, therefore ...
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How many from the battle were alive after the war in Mahabharata?

The 18 days war of Kurukshetra did played havoc and many lost their lives. Sure there are few who would have survived and lived past it. Out of those who other prominent personalities lived past that ...
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What happened to the Vanara Sena who had died in the Ramayana war?

What happened to the Vanara Sena after the Ramayana? describes about the vanaras who had returned from the war with their lives. But What happened to those Vanara Sena who had died in the war, who ...
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Hanuman's Role in Kurukshetra

Hanuman had sat on the flag of Arjuna's chariot during the Kurukshetra war. But, what was it for? There was not even a single instance in which Hanuman played any role.
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Did Hanuman and Krishna ever met with each other?

We know that Hanuman is a great devotee and follower of Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. But my doubt is, did he meet Krishna? Is it explicitly mentioned anywhere in Vyasa's Mahabharat or some other Hindu ...
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When did Mainda and Dvivida drink Amrita with the permission of Brahma?

Mainda and Dvivida are the valiant lieutenants in the army of Vānara. They are the sons of Ashwini Kumaras. Hanuman describes the plight of Lanka to his fellow vānaras and praises every Vānara ...
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When did Dvivida the ape try to kidnap Krishna?

As I discuss in this question, the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata describes how Krishna goes to Duryodhana on behalf of the Pandavas in order to try to negotiate peace and avert the Mahabharata war. ...
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What is the story of the Ashwini Kumaras measuring the Earth?

Book 12 Hymn 1 of the Atharvana Veda is called the Bhumi Sukta, and it's dedicated to Bhumidevi the goddess of the Earth. Here is what one of the verses says: She whom the Asvins measured out, ...
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What scriptures describe the origin of Arjuna's monkey flag?

In the Mahabharata, Arjuna is frequently described as Kadipdhvaja, or the one who has a monkey flag. In the popular imagination, this flag is associated with Hanuman. And this association does have ...
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Hanuman and Bheema

In Mahabaratha there was a circumstance where Hanuman met Bheema. Any evidence supporting this statement from Hinduism scriptures. Who was the cause for this meeting?
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Does any scripture talk about extinction of Vanaras?

I have never heard of any scriptures talking much about vanaras after Ramayan and except lord hanuman. And they seem to have gone extinct in today's time except for lord hanuman again. Does any ...
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