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Hanuman is one of the central characters of Ramayana. He is a devotee of Rama and the son of Vayu.

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Which scriptures deal with Hanuman's life before he joined up with Rama?

There are lots of TV serials that have incidents like Hanuman fighting Siva, trying to swallow the sun and so forth. Are there canonical scriptures that are centered around Hanuman?
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Any Sanskrit verses that explicitly states that Ganesha, Surya and Hanumana grants Moksha?

As per various texts, Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti have been told capable of granting Moksha. Surya and Ganesha are part of the panchayatana smarta deities, in addition to the above three. So along with them ...
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Is Hanumana worshipped anywhere in his infant or child form?

Sri Rama and Sri Krishna are both worshipped in their infant or childhood form. viz. Sri Ramalala (श्री राम-लला), and Sri Laddu Gopala (श्री लड्डू-गोपाल). Are there any temples where god Hanumana is ...
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Is there any specific significance attached with green colored Hanuman-murtis?

Found this photo online, and this is unlike any color depiction of Hanuman, I have seen yet. Mostly, red or orange depictions, I have come across. Is this depiction a canonical one? Or based on any ...
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Do different stotras for same god have different effects?

Do different stotras for same god have different effects? For example, if I want to recite stotra for god Hanuman, should I recite Maruti Stotra (in my mother tongue Marathi, written by Swami Ramdas) ...
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Have Nandi,Hanuman and Adisesha been declared to be Brahman?

Apparently, Garuda has been declared so in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. Nandi,Hanuman and Adisesha have more or less the same status - are there scriptures in which they have been equated to ...
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Was Śrī Rāma elder or younger to Hanumāna?

Today (April 16th, 2022) coincides with the popularly celebrated Hanumāna Jayantī (Hanumān's birthday) i.e, on Caitra Pūrņimā. Although, from various sources, I have found at least 8 different dates ...
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What is scriptural source for the Madhwas' claim that Lord Vayu took avatar as Lord Hanuman in Ramayana and again as Bhima in Mahabharata? [duplicate]

Madhwas claim a unique thing which as far as I know, no other Hindu denomination claims explicitly that Lord Vayu was first born as Lord Hanuman to serve Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. Lord Vayu was then ...
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Flying Vanaras in Ramayana times

In Ramayana among the Vanaras or Vana-naras ( = forest humans) plavagas (fly-jumpers) were a talented class; among them were Hanuman, Sugriva, Angada and others. Did they lose this faculty later on ...
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Where is the story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets found?

There is a story of Ravana capturing all the 9 planets for the benefit of his son Meghanad.All the planets agree to go to the 11th house of his son but Lord Shani refuses and hence Ravana fights with ...
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Is Hanuman adept in the Natya Sastra?

Can anyone suggest a reference that says Anjaneya or any other son of Marut / Vayu is adept in the Natya-sastra?
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Did Lord Rama order the execution of Lord Hanuman?

I read that Sri Rama had ordered Lord Hanuman's execution, I can't remember why, but when the sentence was attempted to be carried out, the weapons didn't affect Hanuman, due to his loyalty to Rama. ...
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Mystery behind death of Ahiravan and Meghnath

1.) I was watching Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana where Ravan talks about calling Ahiravan for help but doesn't do it. However, Ahiravan's death is not shown in this Ramayana. After doing some research I ...
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Is doing shanivaar(Saturday) vrat found in any scripture?

If yes, is there any vidhi (procedure) given to observe shanivaar fast? Is doing shanivaar fast / vrata related to hanumanji?
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What do scriptures say about Panchamukhi Hanuman? [duplicate]

If possible then do share the mentions of Panchamukhi Hanuman in scriptures
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Who wrote 'Anjaneya Sahasranam'?

An year ago or so, I found a video titled something like Hanuman/Anjaneya Sahasranamam. I am now unable to find it. Upon Google search, I found text like this which I recall from that video: हनूमान् ...
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Does Hanuman Chalisa really compute the distance between Earth and Sun? [duplicate]

Yuga means Divine Time so it's SI Unit would be Seconds. Sastra Yojana means Distance. Now, Distance x Time =/= Distance. So, is this phrase correct or not?
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When did Hanuman worship Shiva?

This picture shows Hanuman worshipping Shiva. Are there any references in Ramayana or Puranas of Hanuman worshipping Shiva? What is the background and purpose of that?
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Can I do arpana of a chola (cloth) to shri hanuman ji in the morning?

Because people say that we should only do it in evening. Then what should be done?
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How many accounts of Hanuman's birth are there in the Itihasa and Purana literature?

We have the story of Vayu impregnating Anjana Devi in the Valmiki Ramayana, which leads to the birth of Hanuman. We also have an account of Shiva, through Vayu, 'creating' Hanuman in the Narada Purana....
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Does any scripture back the story of Hanuman crushing the egos of Balarama, Garuda, Satyabhama and Sudarshana Chakra?

I have gone through the related posts containing the tags "Hanuman", "Balarama", "Garuda", "Satyabhama" and "Sudarshana Chakra". None of them provides ...
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Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English?

Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English? Is there any online pdf?
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Why is Lord Hanuman Ji shown as carrying a flag in front of Goddess Durga?

There is a popular story (shown in this video), according to which Lord Hanuman gained the favor of Goddess Kali by coming for her rescue. Lord Hanuman Ji also became known popularly as LANGAR VEER ...
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What is mentioned in Valmiki's Ramayan regarding Hanuman's Brahmacharya?

As far as I remember it isn't mentioned anywhere in Valmiki's Ramayan. In certain South East Asian texts (as I'm told) Hanuman isn't shown as a Brahmachari.
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Significance of Hanuman's sitting posture?

In many images, Lord Hanuman is shown as sitting in a particular posture seen in the images given below: Here, he is kneeling down with the left knee touching the ground and the right leg is placed ...
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Which Hindu scriptures talk about pacifying ill effects of Rahu by worshipping Lord Hanuman or Goddess Durga or Goddess Chinnmasta?

There are many sources available on internet (see this which claim that worshipping Goddess Chinnmasta pleases Rahu, so the ill effects of Rahu are pacified by worshipping her. Many websites (like ...
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Why Shri Ram permitted the burning of Lanka?

Why shri ram let the vanaras burnt the city of Lanka. My question arises because when Shri Ram and vanara get healed by sanjeevni and decided to continue battle, Sugriv ordered hanuman and other ...
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How did Hanuman meet Sugriva

Please can someone explain, from Valmiki Ramayana, how and when Hanuman met Sugriva first time and why he took up service to Sugriva.
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Can you please provide the meaning of Hanuman Vadvanal Stotra in English and explain its benefits?

Please provide the line by line meaning of Vadvanal Stotra in English along with the benefits. Thank you.
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Is there any scriptural basis for the claim that Europeans/White people are vanaras and belong to Hanuman's lineage?

According to some Europeans, they were treated as untouchables in the 17th century in India. According to the Nepali civil code of 1854 they were "Pani Na Chalne Chhoichhito Haalnu Naparne" ...
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Did any Rishi tell that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya?

I read somewhere, that in Valmiki Ramayana, its written that Valmiki or some other Rishi predicted that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya in future. Is this true? Where exactly in ...
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Official arguments of TTD about birth place of Hanuman

TTD made an official announcement about birth place of Hanuman on (today) 21-April-2020. 1 2 3 4 TTD announced that Tirumala is the birth place of Hanuman. Although there are some statements in news ...
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What is Shri hanuman siting on in the given image?

In this image, what is Shri hanuman siting on?
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Why is lord hanuman worshipped in the form of stone, side faced & not in form of photo?

In many temples, we see lord hanuman carved on a big stone covered with sindoor and Hanuman facing sided. Why there won't be his vigraha just like other gods? Is there any story behind his side ...
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Wife of Lord Hanumāna?

As per this QnA on this site itself, it gives complete details of Lord Hanumāna getting married and having family. No, Hanuman was technically not a bachelor (Brahmachari). His wife was Suvarcalā (...
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Why did the Sea God (Samudra) not yield to Lord Rama when he was however, willing to help Hanuman using Mainaka?

In the Sundarakanda of the Ramcharitmanas it is said: जलनिधि रघुपति दूत बिचारी। तैं मैनाक होहि श्रम हारी॥५॥ Knowing him to be a messenger of Rama, the Sea (Sea God) told Mainaka to become a reliever ...
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What is BrahmaGraha?

In MarutiKavacham one might come across the following. ...काकिनीकामिनीग्रहबन्धनाय । ब्रह्मग्रहबन्धनाय । ब्रह्मराक्षसग्रहबन्धनाय । चोरग्रहबन्धनाय । मारीग्रहबन्धनाय । एहि एहि.... ......
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Why did Hanuman say that he can't liberate himself from Indrajit's Brahmastra?

When Indrajit fired Brahmastra towards Hanuman, Hanuman say he has no capacity to liberate himself from Brahmastra. Here is the quote from Sundara Kanda Sarga 48. "I have no capacity to liberate ...
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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Is there any esoteric meaning of Hanuman Chalisa?

Is there any esoteric meaning of Hanuman Chalisa ?
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Can anyone give me a list of people mentioned in our ancient texts who attained Siddhis through meditation only

By siddhis, i mean the superpowers mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa, Asta Siddhis like growing large and small, flying and other powers. Can someone give me a list of people who attained super powers ...
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Is there any connection between Hanuman of Ramayana and the monkey King who journeyed to the west?

Is there any truth in saying they are the same.Even though both stories are completely different? Monkey king was an important part of a Chinese folk story. He was a demi God and he was an immortal. ...
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Does Gods knows our thoughts? [duplicate]

Do Gods know everything about us, like our thoughts and our intentions behind them? If yes, then are all 33 crores gods omniscient (all knowing)? If demigods are not all-knowing, then how is it that ...
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Which scripture describes Hanuman as Brahman?

Hanuman is a well-known god of Sanathana Dharma. He is popularised as a dootha for Rama. But, many believe that Hanuman is a saguna brahman. Is it true that Hanuman is a Brahman? Which verses from ...
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Is there any older text than Valmiki Ramayan that reference Hanuman

We know that among the different Ramayans, the oldest one is Valmiki Ramayan. Is there any other text before Valmiki Ramayan that talks about Hanuman? (with reference please).
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Significance of Hanuman in Mahabharata?

I would like to know what is the significance of Hanuman in Mahabharata?
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Why do Hindus worship rats and Monkeys? [closed]

Why do Hindus Animal Worship ?
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Importance of kasam in Hinduism?

Is kasam same as vachan/shapath? What if It is taken in a fit of anger, that you won't talk to so and so person and it is taken in the name of your deity. Does it have dharmic importance, if yes, is ...
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Is there any Hindu sect which considers Lord Hanuman as Supreme Brahman?

I would like to know if there are any sects like Vaishnavas,Shaivas or Shaktas who consider Lord Hanuman as the Supreme God(Brahman). Not including smartha sect which considers all Gods as Supreme.
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When did the last meeting between Rama and Hanuman occur?

I am asking this question according to the Valmiki Ramayana only. AFAIK, Hanuman and Rama had a meet during the coronation of Rama for the last time. But, did they meet after that according to Valmiki ...
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