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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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Why is Hanuman considered as a partial avatara of Lord Shiva as opposed to a full avatara?

HanumAn is said to be an ansha avatar of Lord Shiva. With an ansha avatar being defined as a partial avatar. Where is the proof of HanumAn being a ansha avatar from the hindu scriptures?
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Regarding Lord Hanuman's special powers

Regarding Lord Hanuman's special powers namely Anima & Garima, Goswami Tulsidas in his Hanuman Chalisa says 'Ashta Siddhi Nava Nidhi ke Daata; Asa bara deena Janaki Maata' (verse 30) meaning ...
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What are the varnas (castes) of Lord Hanuman and Jambavan?

Hanuman was the child of Añjanā and Kesari. Both Anjana and Kesari belonged to the Vanara clan. Is the Varna System mentioned in our scriptures applicable only to human beings or is it applicable to ...
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Why didn't Rāma leave his ring back in Ayodhya before setting out to the forest?

It is well-known that, in Kishkindha Kāṇḍa, before Hanumān begins his search for Sītā, Rāma gives his signet ring to Hanumān which he later hands over to Sītā saying: O illustrious lady! I am a ...
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Is sitting on a camel in a dream inauspicious?

Currently I am reading Sundara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. In this kanda, there is a sarga/chapter named Trijata Swapnam meaning the dream of the ogre Trijata. She narrates her dream to other ogres and ...
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What was hanuman doing with sugreev on the mountain?

I mean sugreev was there because he was hiding from his brother bali, but what was hanuman doing with him? I mean how hanuman met sugreev
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What boon did Lankini (demoness of Lanka) get from Brahma?

Before entering Lanka, Hanuman fell Lankini, the demoness of Lanka, with a single decisive blow using his left fist. Lankini then recollects a boon that Brahma had given her earlier. What boon (वरदा...
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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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What will happen to Hanuman and the other Chiranjivis after the end of the Kali Yuga?

Is there any reference regarding this in any Veda or other books?
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Does Hanuma actually know Ravana's wife Mandodari by her name when he sees her the first time?

AFAIK, Valmiki as the writer of Ramayana, is describing the events of Ramayana exactly as the characters themselves perceive and experience those events. So he doesn't add anything more or anything ...
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Who are the Kimkaras?

In his journey towards the Himalayas to take the Sanjeevni Booti, Lord Hanuman sees the abodes of different Gods. It is described in the Yuddha Kanda Sarga 74 in the following verse : स ...
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Why did Lord Hanuman stop the path of Bhima during the exile of Pandavas in Mahabharata?

I think this is true because Lord Hanuman is Chiranjeevi and he was also found in the top of the chariot of Arjuna during the battle of Kurukshetra. But I can't understand what is the reason to stop ...
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In which scripture does Hanuman fight with Balarama?

I remember watching on TV Hanuman eating some fruits from an orchard and Balarama challenges him not knowing that he was Hanuman.
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Does listening to Hanuman Chalisa every day give the same benefits as chanting the Hanuman Chalisa? [duplicate]

Does listening to Hanuman Chalisa every day give the same benefits as chanting the Hanuman Chalisa?
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What is the story of demoness who used to attract shadows and killed by Lord Hanuman?

In Sundara Kanda, Verse 3 of Ramcharitamanas (as given below), it is mentioned that, there was a demoness used to live in Indian Ocean who attracts the shadow of flying objects and kill them for ...
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In which year of exile did Hanuman meet Bhima?

It is said that Hanuman met Bhima for the first time when the latter was going through the 13 year exile period but do scriptures tell anything about the exact year in that period when the two met?
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

As described in this answer, Hanuman is considered to be an incarnation of Shiva. However, the Madhwa sect believes Vayu had the 3 incarnations, of which, the first was Hanuman (Sripad Madhvacharya is ...
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Why did Hanuman not talk to Mandodari? How did he find out she is not Seetha?

In the Ramayana of Valmiki, Hanuman goes to Lanka and sees the body of Ravan's wife Mandodari, Hanuman believes that she is Seetha (even though she's not in actuality), so why did Hanuman not come in-...
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What was the size of Sugriva's army that fought against Ravana alongside Rama?

What was the size of Sugriva's army that fought against Ravana? What was the strength of Ravana's army? What kind of weapons did the Vanaras use?
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How someone can get any siddhi from Lord Hanuman?

First let me tell you who and what I am as a devotee because that might help you to give my answer. I am devotee of Shree Ram and Lord Hanuman. I am small devotee, not any major one. But as a devotee ...
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Why Hanuman is not visible to us? [duplicate]

Hanuman still lives in his material body but why is he not visible? He can do good deeds all over the world and show himself and all of the siddhis he acquired. I do not understand why he will not ...
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What is role of Lord Hanuman in Mahabaratha? [duplicate]

Could someone know about Lord Hanuman helped/role in the Kurukshetra. And who requested himself to resides in the Arjuna's chariot flag either Beema or Lord Krishna.
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Which verses from scriptures describe Hanuman as Sankata Mochan?

Which verses from scriptures describe hanuman as Sankata Mochana/mochaka, remover of dangers or calamities or difficulties?
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A question on chronology of Muktika Canon

I have read Upanishads are 108 , and in the Muktika Canon , Sri Ramchandra enumerates their name to Hanuman when Hanuman asked him the way to salvation. As far as my knowledge, Upanishads were ...
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Is Hanuman really 'Hanumat' in Sanskrit Ramayana?

Bibek Debroy says in his Ramayana translation, 'Hanumat is a case in point, where Hanuman seemed to be too contrary to grammatical principles'. What grammatical principle is that? Is it really ...
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Which scriptures describe about Bhima and Hanuman's Gada (club or blunt mace)?

Is there any scriptures which describes about the name, size, weight of their Gada? And how they got them?
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How could Hanuman change his form to human to meet lord Rama while he forgot about his powers?

When Hanuman goes to meet lord Rama for the first time, did he meet with his original form or as a human? If so, why he didn't meet lord Rama with his original form? How could they identify each ...
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Significance of the bed time mantra

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,...
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How not to displease Lord Hanuman

I am a great devotee of Lord Hanuman and want to be careful with my actions. I want to know, being a devotee of Lord Hanuman what things should I avoid which might displease him.
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What is Ayyappa and Hanuman god of?

Shiva is the god of Destruction,Vishnu is the god of preservation and Brahma is the god of creation.Durga is the goddess of power,Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and Sarawati is the goddess of wisdom....
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Why lord Ram used Brahmastra to kill Hanuman but failed? [duplicate]

What is the story and why lord Ram want to kill Hanuman and finally used Brahmastra but failed? How could the Brahmastra failed?
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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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What is the worshipping place of Hayagriva mentioned in Yuddha Kanda?

One of the famous incidents from the Ramayana is Hanuman bringing the herbal mountain containing Sanjivani herbs. His journey towards the Himalayas is described in the Yuddha Kanda Sarga 74. He sees ...
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Any scriptural references of Hanuman being known as Giridhara- Upholder of Mountain?

"Giridhara" literally means Holder of the Mountain. When Shri Krishna wanted to break the ego of Indra, Shri Krishna lifted Govardhan mountain on his finger. After this He was given the name ...
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Who was Swayamprabha?

In the Ramayan, Hanuman and other Vanars come across Swayamprabha residing in a magical cave while searching for Sita. I wanted to know who this lady was and what was her ancestry. Another online ...
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How did Hanuman get the 8-Siddhis and 9-Nidhis? [duplicate]

What should one do to achieve 8-Siddhis and 9-Nidhis?
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What is Ashta-Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi?

It is said that Lord Hanuman has got Ashta-Siddhi (Eight divine powers) and Nav-Nidhi (9 more powers). I want to know what all powers are included in the Ashta-Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi. Also, who all were ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as “Bajaranga Bali”?

The name "Bajaranga Bali" is quite famous especially in the northern parts of India. There are popular movies made with this name, such as Bajrangbali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. However these names are ...
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In which scripture does Lord Hanuman say that Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita are all valid philosophies?

I have found several blogs where Lord Rama asks Lord Hanuman how He perceives Him. Lord Hanuman replies: देहबुद्ध्या तु दासोऽस्मि जीवबुद्ध्या त्वदंशकः। आत्मबुद्ध्या त्वमेवाहमिति मे निश्चिता मतिः॥ ...
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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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Why is Lord Hanuman known as “Pavan putra Hanuman”?

As I know, Lord Hanuman's parents were Anjana (mother) and Kesari (father). Then why is Lord Hanuman also known as "Pavan putra Hanuman" (Son of lord Pavan)?
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General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman

What are the General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman?
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

There are several stories of Hanuman being married or a bachelor. A question was already asked before on this site. Some say that Hanuman promised Sun that he will marry his daughter Suvarchala when ...
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What is the story of the Pishacha who overheard the Bhagavad Gita?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What happened to Hanuman's son Makardhwaja after he became the king of Patala?

I need to know the detailed story of Makardhwaja the son of Hanuman. I know that he was born from sweat of Hanuman. Hanuman and Makardhwaja both met in Patala when Hanuman was searching for Rama ...
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What happened to the Vanara Sena after the Ramayana?

In the Ramayana, the Vanara Sena (monkey clan) made a glorious impact and registered its strong presence headed by Lord Hanuman, Vali, and Sugriva. But after that there is no major presence or mark ...
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Did Hanuman undergo a surgery after he pierced his chest to show that Lord Ram was inside him? [closed]

We all know that, when Sita Devi gave Hanuman a pearl necklace, Hanuman said that its of no use to him as Lord Ram is not inside of it. So when asked whether Lord Ram is inside him, Hanuman torn his ...
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What was the memory/rivalry of Ravana with Bali's son Bana?

In Valmiki Ramayana Sundarakanda, Ravana's son Indrajeet captures Hanuman using Brahmastra. Then he was summoned in Ravana's court. Ravana who was greatly angered due to the destruction of his ...
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What was the age of Hanuman when Bheema met him?

Here is a question out of curiosity: What was the approximate age of Hanuman, when Bheema met him in the Mahabharata?