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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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Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow?

Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow while he was flying with the mountain containing the Sanjivani herb, for Lakshmana? I've heard that he was, which was a reminder for him to be humble and ...
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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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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 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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Did Lord Hanuman have any siblings? [duplicate]

Hanuman is an important character in the epic Ramayana. He is called as the son of the wind God as he was born by the grace of the wind-God. His mother was Anjani and father was Kesari. Hanuman ...
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What scriptures describe the story of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five-faced Hanuman)?

Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five faced Hanuman) consisting faces of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Anjaneya, Garuda and Varaha is found in few south Indian temples. Is there any Puranic or scriptural evidence that ...
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Why oil is offered to Lord Hanuman on Saturday?

If you visit Hanuman temple especially on Saturdays, we see a number of devotees offer oil (especially gingili oil). Why oil is offered to Lord Hanuman
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What is the vaahan (mount) of Lord Hanuman?

Does Lord Hanuman have a mount (vahana) like all the other Gods? I got this doubt when I have seen a camel before Hanuman in a temple like Nandi before Lord Shiva.I searched the internet about this ...
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Are any English translations of the Parashar Samhita available online?

The Parashar Samhita is an interesting book that chronicles the life of Lord Hanuman as narrated by Rishi Parashar, the author of Parashar Smriti and the Parashar Hora Shastra. I found the Sanskrit ...
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Was there any fight between Bheeshma and Lord Hanuman being mentioned anywhere in Mahabharata?

I recently talked to one of my friends who was telling me the story from Mahabharata(that he has read from an old book) where there was a fight between Lord Hanuman and Bheeshma in the Kurukshetra ...
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Why did Hanuman burn the city of Lanka?

When Hanuman was sent to Lanka as a peace messenger to King Ravana, he was humiliated and his tail was set on fire. In turn, Hanuman burnt the entire city of Lanka to ashes. Was it right to punish the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is worship of Lord Hanuman associated with Vaishnavism or Shaivism?

Lord Hanuman, as we know is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama (Lord Vishnu's incarnation). But at the same time He is said to be Lord Shiva's incarnation. So is Hanuman worship more associated with ...
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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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Did Lord Rama recite Hanuman Kavacham before fighting Ravana?

I heard in one of the religious discourses by some Sadhu that whenever Rama used to be in trouble during war with Ravna somehow Hanuman would come and save him. Some say that Lord Rama had recited ...
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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 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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Origin of Bajrang Baan

In which scripture Bajrang Baan is mentioned and is there are multiple versions or one version of Bajrang Baan? One version can be found on Hindupedia.com
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Looking for that passage or verse from Ramayana where Rama acknowldeges the power of Bhakti

So pleased with Hanuman at a certain time in Ramayana Lord Rama declares that by dint of his love and Bhakthi Hanuman has become in fact even more powerful than himself (Rama)... a sort of win-over. ...
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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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Why all Hindus won't celebrate Hanuman Jayanti on same day?

In South India, especially Tamil Nadu Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on the Margazhi month of Moola nakshathram. It is said that Lord Hanuman was born during that month. In Telangana and ...
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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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General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman

What are the General rules of worshipping Lord Hanuman?
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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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Why Hanuman not considered a king even though his father was a king?

Why Hanuman did not become/considered a king even though his father was a king? Who ran the kingdom after Kesri (hanuman's dad) if hanuman did not take his place?
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Hanuman and Sagarollanghana

I read in this question that Sagarollanghana is prohibited and leads to a loss of caste. Now Sagarollanghana literally means 'leaping over the Saagara'. It appears from the answer that the Manusmriti ...
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Is Hanuman the 11th Rudra?

Many of us here claims that Lord Hanuman was one of the Rudra (especially people say Hanuman is 11th Rudra).As it is said in many of our scriptures and puranas that Hanuman was an incarnation/avatar ...
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Which Scripture tells the Complete Story of Lord Hanuman?

We can know about Lord Hanuman from Ramayana but it states only a small portion of his life. Is there a scripture that tells about Lord Hanuman's story completely ?
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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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Things that we need to take care on Lord Hanuman's fast

I am doing Lord Hanuman's fast (vrata) since long. I know some rules of fast but day by day new rules I am hearing by different persons (don't know how much they are currect). Here are rules which I ...
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Hanuman's Role in Kurukshetra

Hanuman had sat on the flag of Arjuna's chariot during the Kurukshetra war. But, what was it for? There was not even a single instance in which Hanuman played any role.
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Will Saraswati exist in the future?

As said in some puranas and in this question, Hanuman will become the next Bramha. Also, as we all know, Bramha's wife, or to be exact,shakti,is Saraswati. Now, the shakti provides power to their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya?

Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya? Any incident involving both?
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How did Hanuman's tail catch fire?

As I know and I've heard from my Hindu friends that, someone put the fire on tail of Hanuman and he lit the whole island of Lanka. My question is, how did Hanuman's tail catch fire or to be more ...
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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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How Hanumanji being a monkey learned the Vedas?

How Hanumanji being a monkey learned the Vedas? Sudras are not supposed to read the vedas...in that case how he got the sacred thread and had access to the vedas? In fact from that perspective, ...
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Is it true that Hanuman stays while preaching Ramayana?

It is a popular belief that Hanuman comes to the place where Ramayana is getting preach and stays till the end. Is that belief true?
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First meeting between Hanuman and Shree Rama

This wiki article describes that when Sugreeva sent Hanuman as an emissary to meet Rama and Lakshmana. It also claims that on seeing Hanuman, Shri Rama praised Hanuman greatly. How is this meeting ...
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What are the Shabar mantras?

There are many mantras dedicated to Hanuman. Some popular choki mantras are "Ekamukhi", "Panchmukhi", "Ekadhashamukhi" etc. Recently I've heard/remembered about Shabar mantras (शाबर मंत्र) which in ...
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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-...