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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 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 Andhra ...
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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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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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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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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What happens at end of maha pralay (end of Brahma's lifespan)? Does a new yuga start right after with new Brahma? How is this different from pralay?

It was written in Ramayan that Hanumanji got boon that he will be the next Brahma and that is why he is waiting on Earth (Chiranjeevi) till this era ends. Also as I understand this is 51st year (out ...
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Which Hindu scriptures talk about pacifying ill effects of Rahu by worshipping Lord Hanuman or Goddess Durga or Goddess Chinnmasta?

There are many sources available on internet (see this which claim that worshipping Goddess Chinnmasta pleases Rahu, so the ill effects of Rahu are pacified by worshipping her. Many websites (like ...
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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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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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Was there a fight between Lord Hanuman and Lord Parasuram?

I am eager to know that when did Lord Hanuman meet Lord Parasuram for the first time and is there a story which says there was a big fight between Lord Hanuman and Lord Parasuram? If so then when and ...
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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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Why one should not consecrate water to Lord Hanuman?

I went to a temple about a few weeks ago. On the wall of this temple, it was written that it is prohibited to consecrate water to Lord Hanuman according to scriptures. At that time, I could not ask ...
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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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Hanuman vs Narad music competition

What is the story of sage Narada and Lord Hanuman's music competition?
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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 many forms Hanuman are there?

How many forms of Hanuman are there? There are lots of forms that Hanuman has but exactly how many are there?
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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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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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Wife of Lord Hanumāna?

As per this QnA on this site itself, it gives complete details of Lord Hanumāna getting married and having family. No, Hanuman was technically not a bachelor (Brahmachari). His wife was Suvarcalā (...
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Is there any Hindu sect which considers Lord Hanuman as Supreme Brahman?

I would like to know if there are any sects like Vaishnavas,Shaivas or Shaktas who consider Lord Hanuman as the Supreme God(Brahman). Not including smartha sect which considers all Gods as Supreme.
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Is a devotee of lord Hanuman required to maintain his chastity?

I usually feel guilty when I feel attracted towards a girl due to the fact that I'm a hanuman bhakt. As from what I've heard from my elders that Hanuman bhakts are required to maintain their chastity ...
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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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What is the story of Arjuna becoming depressed when lord Hanuman tested him?

I have read somewhere that Arjuna became depressed in the test by lord Hanuman and he got some lessons from the lord. What is the story from the scriptures?
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Can avatars be the son of same God?

Please explain why and how sometimes sons are considered as avatars of certain gods. In some tales, Hanuman is the avatar of Shiva while in others, he is his son.Please explain.
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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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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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Thread on Leg/Ankle

I was recently watching Indian Kushti wrestling and I noticed that a lot of people (males) wear some thread on their ankle. I also have seen a poojari wearing one on his right leg when I visited a ...
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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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Is Hanuman adept in the Natya Sastra?

Can anyone suggest a reference that says Anjaneya or any other son of Marut / Vayu is adept in the Natya-sastra?
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Can I do arpana of a chola (cloth) to shri hanuman ji in the morning?

Because people say that we should only do it in evening. Then what should be done?
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How many accounts of Hanuman's birth are there in the Itihasa and Purana literature?

We have the story of Vayu impregnating Anjana Devi in the Valmiki Ramayana, which leads to the birth of Hanuman. We also have an account of Shiva, through Vayu, 'creating' Hanuman in the Narada Purana....
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Why is Lord Hanuman Ji shown as carrying a flag in front of Goddess Durga?

There is a popular story (shown in this video), according to which Lord Hanuman gained the favor of Goddess Kali by coming for her rescue. Lord Hanuman Ji also became known popularly as LANGAR VEER ...
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Can anyone give me a list of people mentioned in our ancient texts who attained Siddhis through meditation only

By siddhis, i mean the superpowers mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa, Asta Siddhis like growing large and small, flying and other powers. Can someone give me a list of people who attained super powers ...
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Mantra to see Lord Hanuman

Is this a mantra by which Lord Hanuman can be seen? Mantra-कालतंतु कारेचरन्ति एनर मरिष्णु, निर्मुक्तेर कालेत्वम अमरिष्णु।।
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What is the scriptural origin of Dashakshri mantra hum pavannandanaya swaha?

Hum Pavannandanaya Swaha is Hanuman mantra and it is also called Veer Sadhna mantra.
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Hanuman panchakavacha in any scripture

Is there any mention of hanuman panchakavacha.I mean in any scripture.I know that hanuman pancharoop is mentioned in ramayana but i am talking about mantra??
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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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Did Hanuman make promise to Vali's mother that he won't kill Vali?

I saw some videos on YouTube in which mother of Vali did request to Hanuman that if in any case there is any situation of war between you and Vali then promise me Hanuman, you won't kill Vali. Hanuman ...
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Kaal Bhairav idol vs Hanuman idol in Goddess temples

I have seen that at some temples especially of Mother Paravati, there are statues of Kaal Bhairav whereas in others there are statues of Hanumanji. Why is this difference? Is it because the shakti ...
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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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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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Is there any specific significance attached with green colored Hanuman-murtis?

Found this photo online, and this is unlike any color depiction of Hanuman, I have seen yet. Mostly, red or orange depictions, I have come across. Is this depiction a canonical one? Or based on any ...
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Flying Vanaras in Ramayana times

In Ramayana among the Vanaras or Vana-naras ( = forest humans) plavagas (fly-jumpers) were a talented class; among them were Hanuman, Sugriva, Angada and others. Did they lose this faculty later on ...
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Mystery behind death of Ahiravan and Meghnath

1.) I was watching Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana where Ravan talks about calling Ahiravan for help but doesn't do it. However, Ahiravan's death is not shown in this Ramayana. After doing some research I ...
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