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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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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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Was Ravana's Lanka not the present day Sri Lanka?

Many people are thinking and confidently stating that Ravana's Lanka is in fact present day Sri Lanka, situated south-east of India. However, the narration given by Sage Valmiki in Sundara Kanda ...
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Did mountains use to have wings?

I heard that in Ramayana it is stated that mountains used to have wings at one point, then somehow all the mountains lost their wings, except for one mountain which was between India and Sri Lanka. ...
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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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Did our ancestors calculate the distance between Prithvi (Earth) and Surya (Sun) correctly?

In Hanuman Chalisa, it is said: जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानू। लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥ १८ ॥ meaning: The Sun is at thousand yojanas(a unit of measurement of distance), and thought of it as a sweet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is meaning of the Maruti-stotra composed by Ramdas swami?

I have recited this stotra since I was a child and although I have understood the meaning of some parts of it, I would love to get the meaning of the entire prayer. Here is the full text for ...
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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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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 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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Is there any esoteric meaning of Hanuman Chalisa?

Is there any esoteric meaning of Hanuman Chalisa ?
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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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Is Hanuman going to be future Brahma?

I have read in multiple forums, which talks about Hanumana being rewarded as future Brahma. Can anyone point out, where exactly it is mentioned that he is going to be future Brahma?
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A few questions about the incident in Ramayana where Shri Hanuman brings a mountain to cure Shri Lakshmana

How did Shri Hanuman recognise the right mountain out of so many mountains where Sanjivani is? What happened to the mountain after Sanjivani was extracted and used? Wouldn't it be a problem in having ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the story of Sītā (wife of Rāma) killing Śatānana Rākṣasa?

Sītā with the help of Hanumān killed a Rākṣasa called Śatānana (hundred headed). What is the story of it and which scripture includes it?
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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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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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Was Lord Hanuman born in Sumeru? Where is that place? Is it renamed recently?

Where is Sumeru? I have been reading about Hindu Cosmology of seven continents and in that I came across Mount Sumeru. Where is it? Is it the birth place of Hanuman?
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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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Role of Hanuman in Kaliyuga?

Hanuman had a great role in Ramayana and also took part in Mahabharata of the previous yugas. Since Hanuman is Chiranjeevi and Brahmachari, he will be there in Kaliyuga and have some role. So, what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why Hanuman became staunch devotee of Lord Rama?

I know Lord Shiva showed his love towards Lord Vishnu by incarnating as Hanuman during Rama Avatar. But Hanuman didn't know he was incarnation of Shiva/ Vayu. (i think he still doesn't know it). I ...
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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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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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What is the story of Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Dev idol at Sarangpur?

What is the story of Kashtbhanjan Hanuman Dev idol at Sarangpur(Gujrat)? Who is the female under Lord Hanuman's foot and why is Lord Hanuman crushing his teen in the image?

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