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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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Is Lord Hanuman really immortal and what are ways to become his true follower

The question just hit my mind with a question mark. Does lord hanuman really exists (immortal)? What are the best ways to become his true follower and how to impress 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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What scriptures describe Narasimha turning into a mountain after killing Hiranyakashipu?

The most famous tenple for Vishnu's man-lion incarnation Narasimha, whom I discuss here, is Ahobilam, the place in Andhra Pradesh where Narasimha killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. But there's another ...
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Who was more powerful? Rama or Hanuman? [closed]

Hanuman had too much powers in his body and Lord Rama also had many powers and he killed Ravana. But I want to know that who was more powerful? Rama or Hanuman?
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Hanuman forgeting divine powers [duplicate]

In the ongoing TV serial, Mahabali Hanuman, it was shown that Hanuman forgot his shaktis(Powers) due to curse by Rishis when he went to Swarg Lok to bring back his mother. But, as far as I know, ...
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Who was Makardhawaj? [duplicate]

When Lord Hanuman went to Patal Lok to save Lord Rama and Lakshmana from Ravana's brother Ahivaravan,he saw a demon who was a guard of Patal Lok named 'Makardhawaj'. Who was the demon Makardhawaj?
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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 Rama tell Hanuman the Muktika Upanishad?

I've read the Wikipedia article on Muktika Upanishad which contains the list of 108 Upanishads. There it is written that: The canon is part of a dialogue between Rama and Hanuman. Rama proposes to ...
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General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman

What are the General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman?
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Is Sri Hanuma a Chiranjeevi? [duplicate]

According to Srimad Ramayana it was Lord Indra, who gave a boon to Sri Hanuma that death occurs only by his own volition - स्वच्छंदतः च मरणम् , but not Sri Rama. वज्रस्य च निपातेन विरुजम् त्वा...
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Can I offer Bel leaves as offering in Hanuman temples?

Since Hanuman is avatar of shiva, can I offer Bel leaves as offering in Hanuman temples?
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How many sons did Kesari have, other than Sri Hanuman?

Shuka, Ravana's aide, describes the individual strengths of the various commanders in the army of monkeys, mentioning their names one by one, in detail, in Yuddha Kanda of Srimad Ramayana. While ...
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How was Hanuman able to burn Lanka down?

While searching for Sita in Lanka, Sri Hanuma saw many arches/windows/doors made of gold, some houses decorated with gold, floors studded with many precious stones. When Sri Hanuma started setting ...
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Who was the KALARATRI that was mentioned in Sundara Kanda?

While declaring that he was a messenger of Sri Rama, Sri Hanuma admonishes Ravana, who practiced severe austerities and got so many boons, and yet abducted Sita. लक्षिता इयम् मया सीता तथा शोक परायणा...
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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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How did Sri Hanuma get that name?

After describing Sri Rama's structure, capabilities to Sita, Sri Hanuma introduces himself as follows: तस्य अहम् हरिणः क्षेत्रे जातो वातेन मैथिलि | हनूमान् इति विख्यातो लोके स्वेन एव कर्मणा || ५-...
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Was Sri Hanuman a married person? [duplicate]

There is a prevalent story about the marital status of Sri Hanuman that He was married to Suvarchala, the daughter of the Sun. However, this story does not find place in Srimad Ramayana, which is an ...
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Are the medicinal plants in Sri Lanka proofs of Hanuman?

I am wondering whether the medicinal plants in Sri Lanka are really proof of Hanuman's feat of bringing the mountain of medicinal plants for Lord Ram's aid. Or is their existence just a co-incidence, ...
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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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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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How Hanumanji visited Patal loka?

In one version of Ramayana, Lord Hanuman visited Patala loka to save Lord Rama. But how did he find way to Patal loka?
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Will Hanuman be Brahma and create the universe? [duplicate]

Which scripture states that Hanuman will be next Brahma? I recently watched Mahabali Hanuman in which Krishna says Hanuman will become Brahma and will create universe.
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Why Sindoor is offered to Lord Hanuman?

I have seen orange statues of Lord Hanuman in temples. It is orange because of "Sindoor" on it. Why "Sindoor" is offered to Lord Hanuman?
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What are different Rudras?

If Lord Hanuman is 11th Rudra of Shiva than are there any other rudras? If yes please mention all of them. Thank You in Advance
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Why flowers of “Ankada” are offered to Lord Hanuman?

Why flowers of "Ankada" are offered to Lord Hanuman?
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Hanuman vs Narad music competition

What is the story of sage Narada and Lord Hanuman's music competition?
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Why Shanideva is at Lord Hanuman's feet in statue? Why Lord Hanuman is worshipped to decrease effects of Shani deva?

I have seen Lord Hanuman Temple statue many times. who is there in the feet of Lord Hanuman? Is he shani deva? If so why is he there in his feet? Also Lord Hanuman is worshipped to decrease effects of ...
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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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Did Shree Hanuman have a child from Raavana's daughter SuvannaMaccha?

While reading about (legendary) creature called Mermaid, I stumbled upon 1 of the examples SuvarnaMaccha. While building Ramasetu, this daughter of Raavana was an obstacle, but later fell in (mutual) ...
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Is Hanuman an avatar of Lord Shiva?

I grew up watching Ramayana and Mahabharata TV series which was telecasted on Dhoordharshan channel. I vaguely remember my grandma say that Hanuman is an avatar of Shiva to help Vishnu (Ram) to ...
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Vajra killing Hanuman

I have a confusion over Hanuman being killed by Vajra of Indra, after Hanuman eating the sun. I have read several versions, and in most of these, it was mentioned that Hanuman became unconscious, and ...
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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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Do followers of Hanuman have to be celibate?

The God Hanuman is such a strict celibate, I wonder whether his disciples too should follow his path. Can someone please illuminate on this?
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Why did Hanumana want to eat the sun?

I want to know why Hanumana wanted to the eat sun ? I've heard one story from our Gujrati loksahitya kalakar(Artist) by the name Ishardan Gadhvi in his program that Hanumana's mother got curse that ...
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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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When did lord Hanuman fight with Ravana?

By reading @krishna's comment on this answer, come to know that lord Hanuman was not that powerful to fight with Ravana. So when did Hanuman fight with Ravana? Read the comment below Hanuman fell ...
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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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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 the guru of Vibhishana?

I found the following dialogues between Shri Hanuman and Vibhishana while going through Sundara Kand of Shri Ramcharit Manasa. And I came to know that Vibhishana is a true devotee of Lord Shri Rama ...
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How does Lord Hanuman recalls his special powers? [duplicate]

I remember some sage cursed Lord Hanuman for misusing his great powers and Hanuman forgot that he had special powers. But how did he break the curse? How did he get to know that he has special powers?...
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Is 'Sanjeevani Booti' known to be present in current times as well?

We have read about the use of Sanjeevani Booti in Ramayana, which was used to cure Lakshmana and the Vanara army when they were unconscious and on death bed. I want to know what particular type of ...
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Is there any hidden meaning behind this verse?

I have been chanting Hanuman Chalisa since childhood, but what makes me wonder is that, why there is the verse - buddhi heen tanu janike sumirahu pawankumar, bal buddhi vidhya deu mohi harhu ...
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What is a difference between Lord Hanuman and Lord Panchmukhi Hanuman? Are they same?

While going through some discussions, I found that Panchmukhi Hanuman was altogether a different person but not Lord Hanuman and took birth a long time before Ramayan Time. But a recent chit-chat ...
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What is the significance of Lord Ganesh & Lord Hanuman's statue in Shiv Temple?

When we enter into Shiva temple, we can see that Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman's statue before the Shiva Lingam. What is the significance of these two statues in Shiva Temple?
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Why did only Lord Rama kill Ravana?

As we know there were many people who could have killed Ravana, like Lord Hanuman and Jambavan. But they didn't kill Ravana. Only Lord Rama did. Why?
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Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

We all know that lord Hanuman is very powerful and he was friend of Sugriva, then why didn't he help Sugriva to get his throne back from his brother Vali (by killing vali)? I know Vali was with boon ...
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How come Lord Hanuman was able to resize his body?

Lord Hahuman was able to resize his body. When he wanted to cross the sea to get information of Maata Sita, he enlarge his body and cross the sea by jumping from India to Shri Lanka ( Keep in mind ...
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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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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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Why did Lord Hanuman forget that he has special powers?

Somehow Lord Hanuman forgets that he could fly, and has other special powers until Jaambavant reminds him of them. How and why did this happen? I've also heard that Lord Hanuman wasn't actually ...