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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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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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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 decide to spend his life as a bachelor?

According to Ramayana, Lord Hanuman was a Brahmachari (celibate/bachelor). Why did he decide to spend his life as a celibate? What is the reason behind it?
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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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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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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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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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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 lord Hanuman have a son?

As per a previous question asked on this site, we know that Lord Hanuman was a bachelor, Surya grants him a boon that he will still be a bachelor even after marriage as a Prajapatya Brahmachari ...
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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 ...
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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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Why is Lord Hanuman portrayed as tearing-open his chest and showing Lord Rama is within it?

I have seen many images like the following that portray Lord Hanuman tear-open his chest and reveal Lord Rama and Sita inside it. What is the story behind this?
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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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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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Why did Hanuman fight with Lord Rama?

I heard there was one occasion where a god and his devotee fought a great battle against each other. It's the case of Lord Rama vs. Hanuman. Being a true devotee, why did Hanuman fight against his ...
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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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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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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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Hanuman and the highest state of Sri Rama bhakti

On learning about the whereabouts of Goddess Sita from Jatayu’s brother Sampati, the brave Hanuman crossed the endless seas and proceeded to Lanka. He found Goddess Sita in Ashoka Vatika and assured ...
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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 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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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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When did Mainda and Dvivida drink Amrita with the permission of Brahma?

Mainda and Dvivida are the valiant lieutenants in the army of Vānara. They are the sons of Ashwini Kumaras. Hanuman describes the plight of Lanka to his fellow vānaras and praises every Vānara ...
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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 did Ashoka Vana remain unaffected by the fire?

When Hanuman set the entire Lanka on fire, how is it that Ashoka Vana escaped it. Was it because Hanuman put out the fire, or due to Sita's power or the fire did not reach there?
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It is said that Lord Hanuman still lives on the earth, If it so where does he live?

I have heard a lot that Lord Hanuman is immortal but I want to know where he lives?
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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 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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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 Lord Hanuman's weapon of choice from scriptures?

Lord Hanuman always depicted with carryinging a mace: But during few conversation with our in-house user Sree Charan, he said There is no explicit reference that Hanuman used Gada/mace. In ...
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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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Do the eight immortals (Including Lord Hanuman) still exist in Kaliyuga?

Hindu scriptures contain a mantra about the Eight immortals: अश्वत्थामा बलिव्र्यासो हनूमांश्च विभीषण:। कृप: परशुरामश्च सप्तएतै चिरजीविन:॥ सप्तैतान् संस्मरेन्नित्यं मार्कण्डेयमथाष्टमम्। जीवेद्वर्षशतं ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Where is the meeting of Rama and Hanuman in their childhood mentioned?

I have read somewhere that rama firstly met hanuman when he was 5, As per the story Lord Shiva took a madari form and took Hanuman with him to let him meet his lord. and later when they arrived ...
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What scriptures describe the origin of Arjuna's monkey flag?

In the Mahabharata, Arjuna is frequently described as Kadipdhvaja, or the one who has a monkey flag. In the popular imagination, this flag is associated with Hanuman. And this association does have ...
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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 is the story of Shiva fighting Rama and Hanuman?

This page mentions a battle between Lord Rama and Shiva at the time of the Ashwamedh Yagnya and states that it is from the Shiva Purana: A war that went unnoticed among us. Shiva Purana mentions a ...
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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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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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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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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 Lord Hanuman bring two mountains from Himalayas?

As every TV show and common man say Lord Hanuman went to Himalayas to bring Herbs and brought One Mountain. SCRIPTURE : As stated in Valmiki Ramayan : Yuddha Kanda(Chapter Sarga 74) After having ...
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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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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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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?