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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 fight his son?

I recently found out that lord Hanuman has a son through the question asked on this site called "Did lord Hanuman have a son". After that, a comment I saw said that he had to fight his son to enter ...
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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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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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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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What is the reason behind hanuman's brahmacharya? [duplicate]

I don't have much details but have a straight question about the celibacy of hanuman. Is there any specific reason that hanuman is brahmachari other than that he is true devotee of lord ram and don't ...
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What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?

What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?
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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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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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How to position nandi statue in Hanuman temple? [closed]

In a Hanuman temple near our house there is a nandi statue. Temple is very old . Nandi statue is now coming near the road. I want that it should be placed some where away from road. Hanuman temple is ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Individual Anjaneya photo

Many people say that we should not keep individual Anjaneya photo in our house for worship. He should always be with Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. Any evidence from age old puranas or scriptures ...
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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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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 did Hanuman manage to survive after he got cursed? [closed]

Hanuman once got cursed that he would not remember his powers until someone reminded him of his powers. But the effect of that curse ended when Lord Jambavanth reminded Hanuman of his power before he ...
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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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Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya?

Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya? Any incident involving both?
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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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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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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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Does Mahabhagavata Purana mention Hanuman as Shiva amsha?

I have seen this article on Wikipedia which tells that Hanuman is Shiva amsha and refers to Mahabhagavatha Purana. Is it mentioned in Mahabhagavatam as such?
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Was current Lord Brahma once Hanuman? [duplicate]

It is said in the epics that same events repeat in same yuga. If so, then Hanuman is going to be the next Brahma. Now does it mean the current Brahma was once Hanuman? Was current sage Vyasa, ...
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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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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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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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What is the year when Lord Rama was born? [duplicate]

This is my wish that I want to know that year when Shri Rama was born.
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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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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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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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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 त्वाम् ...
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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 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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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 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 ...