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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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Can we chant the Hanuman Chalisa outside of the temple?

I have taken up chanting Hanuman Chalisa during my daily puja and have been doing it for some time now. But recently I came across an article that says, to never chant Hanuman Chalisa anywhere else ...
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Did Hanuman write a Bhashya on Bhagavad Gita?

I was looking through OPenn's Indic Collection of medieval Hindu manuscripts can be found here, Collection Indica and I found a manuscript called Śrīmadbhagavadgītābhāṣyasya hanumadracitasya ...
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What are some ways to increase confidence and become mentally strong?

Are there any mantra/strota to gain confidence and mental stability
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Do srivaishnavas(thenkalai/vadakalai) consider hanuman an avatar of shiva or any other deva?

I'm aware that ramanandis regard hanuman as an avatar of shiva and madhwas consider him an avatar of vayu What about srivaishnavas?
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What is the name of the eleventh Rudra from whom Lord Hanuman emanated?

It is very confusing because the names change with different scriptures. Does it mention anywhere in scriptures the name of Rudra, said to be the eleventh Rudra who emanated as Lord Hanuman?
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Is Adhyanta Prabhu mentioned in any scriptures?

In the picture given below, Ganesha and Hanuman fused into a unique form, Adhyanta Prabhu. I want to know about this form. So, my question is, Do any scriptures mentions this form?
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Did Sita Mata posess Siddhis/Riddhis

Did Sita Mata possess the eight siddhis and nine riddhis, which she gave as a boon to Lord hanuman (as noted in Hanuman Chalisa)? If she did possess, then why did she not escape from the hands of ...
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How do scriptures mention the physical appearance of Lord Hanuman?

In addition to the remarkable features that blend aspects of both a monkey and a human being, what are the intrinsic details of Lord Hanuman's physical appearance as elucidated in scriptures such as ...
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Can anyone chant Langulopanishad?

Salutations to everyone and the one who encompasses all! I recently stumbled upon something called Langulopanishad which is an integral part of Atharvana Veda. By birth I'm a sudra so I'm not that ...
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How hanuman ji killed akshayakumar if kaal was imprisoned in ravana's prison

Ravana had tied all nav-grahas and also imprisoned kaal. Is it true then that kaal can't take anyone's life in ravan's kingdom without his permission? If yes, then how Hanuman Ji killed Akshayakumar ...
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Which deity is associated with knowledge, intelligence ,omniscience ,intellect all at once?

We know that Rama devotee Hanuman is the bestower of knowledge, Maa Saraswati is the bestower of literature, Maa Durga and lord Shiva as the bestower of omniscience and omnipotence and Lord Ganesha as ...
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Divinity of Hanuman

I am looking for references to divinity of Hanuman-- the scripture texts which say he is divine capable of granting boons/desires. Just because of birth as Vayu's son it having strength/etc. is not ...
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How is Shiva's incarnation Lord Bhava connected to Lord Hanuman?

How is Shiva's incarnation Lord Bhava connected to Lord Hanuman ji?
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Hanuman God's birth history

In Shiva Puran according to some sources it is narrated that Parvati and Shiva has had carnal relation through which Hanuman God was born in the form of Vanara and after that, not wishing to carrying ...
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How could Hanuman fly to Lanka and expand his size when his bones would have snapped under his weight?

How could Hanuman increase his size when according to square-cube principle his bones would simply have snapped under his weight?
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Did Sita pray to Agni not to burn hanuman's tail when ravana's people set it on fire?

I remember this as folklore - but is it present in any major Ramayana version?
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Does Hanuman have a real tail?

Valmiki Ramayana 5.53.3 कपीनां किल लाङ्गूलमिष्टं भवति भूषणम् | तदस्य दीप्यतां शीघ्रं तेन दग्धेन गच्छतु || Certainly the tail is a darling ornament to a monkey. Therefore let his tail be set on fire ...
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Did Hanuman exist in Satya Yuga?

Hanuman Chalisa says https://www.hindutemplealbany.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Sri_Hanuman_Chalisa_English.pdf Charon Yug partap tumhara Hai persidh jagat ujiyara All through the four ages your ...
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Is Hanuman worshiped independently of his association with Rama?

A search on Bard finds Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, Karachi, Pakistan: This temple is dedicated to the five-faced Hanuman. It does not have an idol of Rama, as Hanuman is not always portrayed as being ...
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Reference to Sri Anjaneya holding gadha (mace / club)

In many Hindu temples and pictures, Sri Anjaneya Swami is portrayed with gadha (mace / club) on one of his hands. I am seeking to understand the origin of this depiction. As far as I know nowhere in ...
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Are there any stories relating Hanuman to Garuda or Vishnu or Vishnu's avataras other than Rama?

Sri Vaishnavites call Garuda "periya tiruvadi" the big servant of the lord and Hanuman "siriya tiruvadi" or the little servant of the Lord. Hanuman and Garuda greet visitors to ...
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Is there any direct reference to the descriptions of all 9 Avatars of Hanuman?

I tried and found only Avtar names and there is not much information avaialable in the internet. Are there any Stotras or scriptures which explains the forms and Avtars in detail? Example: ...
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Hanuman found Sita in his second time visit to Lanka ( based on ChatGPT)?

I asked ChatGPT "Why Rama believed Hanuman that he only can locate Sita as per Valmiki Ramayana"? but it has given me 3rd point as per the image where it mentioned Hanuman visited first ...
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Why did Bramha stop Hanuman from killing/defeating Ravana?

According to Ramayana there was a scene when Ravana challenged Hanuman for a single punch fight. Ravana gave a punch to Hanuman but when Hanuman was about to punch back he was stopped by Brahma. Why ...
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What are the authentic verses and source of Shri Hanuman Chalisa?

Many people chant Hanuman Chalisa, which was written in Awadhi language by Shri Goswami Tulasidas like it given here. But recently many people have started saying this is not the authentic version, ...
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How to meet lord Ram in real-life?

I'm a Ram Bhakta. I was told to chant Hanuman Chalisa when I was 16 years old by a relative. I was an eccentric person with a lot of temper and bad mood swings. After starting Hanuman Chalisa chant ...
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What exactly is the procedure for hanuman fasting praying? Which prayer to recite?

I have started Tuesday fasting. It's been 3 months. But everytime i pray i recite Hanuman chalisa and i think that's not just enough. Is there anything more to include? I pray in the evening as well ...
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How did jambavan Ji know of Hanuman Ji's powers in the first place

In Ramayana, during the search of Sita ma, Jambavan Ji reminded hanuman ji of his powers and thus freed him from the curse he got in young age. But how did he know of that incident?
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I would like to know the story of Kesari, the father of Hanumanji

We know Kesari was a powerful being. Recently I came across an article on Bharatpedia.org and I came to know that he was a chief in the Vanara sena and fought Ravana's army. I am curious to know what ...
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Clarification regarding a verse in Valmiki Ramayana.?

How did Lord Hanuman see the abode of Lord Brahma,Indra and other below mentioned Gods in the Himalayas.? स ब्रह्मकोशं रजतालयं च | शक्रालयं रुद्रशरप्रमोक्षम् | हयाननं ब्रह्मशिरश्च दीप्तं | ददर्श ...
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Who is Langura worshipped in Devi temples?

This is in continuation with my previous question of representation of Lord Hanuman in Shakta traditions with Maa Durga and Lord Bhairava. You can find this question here : Lord Hanuman in Shaktism. ...
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Lord Hanuman in Shaktism

I have seen various pictures of Maa Durga with Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhairava. Infact I have even seen in Devi temples having shrine of Lord Hanuman right with Maa Shakti. While Lord Bhairava has His ...
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Can i wear shri ram locket?

Can i wear shri ram locket? Do i need to remove it while going to washroom? I haven't bought it yet but thinking about it but this thought was again and agaun coming to my mind. So kindly suggest.
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Did Hanumanji listen to the Bhagavad Gita?Did He “require” the essence of the Bhagavad Gita as such?

It is known that Hanumanji placed himself on the flag of Arjuna’s chariot during the Kurukshetra war;if so,Did Hanumanji also listen to the Bhagavad Gita?
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Ram Setu Bridge [duplicate]

Ram Setu Bridge According to the Hindu epic Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, In how many days, the Rama Setu Bridge was built?
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What happens at end of maha pralay (end of Brahma's lifespan)? Does a new yuga start right after with new Brahma? How is this different from pralay?

It was written in Ramayan that Hanumanji got boon that he will be the next Brahma and that is why he is waiting on Earth (Chiranjeevi) till this era ends. Also as I understand this is 51st year (out ...
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Thread on Leg/Ankle

I was recently watching Indian Kushti wrestling and I noticed that a lot of people (males) wear some thread on their ankle. I also have seen a poojari wearing one on his right leg when I visited a ...
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How many forms Hanuman are there?

How many forms of Hanuman are there? There are lots of forms that Hanuman has but exactly how many are there?
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Please let me know correct scriptural reference which mentions that Ram naam jaap or bhakti is necessary to worship Hanuman?

Is it necessary for a Hanuman devotee to worship Shri Ram. If yes, please provide scriptural reference as a proof.
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Any hanuman mantra which can be recited by anyone without any guru. Also let me know the source

Kindly let me know any Hanuman mantra which does not need initiation or Guru
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Can anyone provide me correct Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses and source of this stotram?

Can someone please provide the Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses in sanskrit and the source of this stotram?
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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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