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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why is Sundara Kanda more glorified than other Kandas of Ramayana?

In most of the hindu homes as well as temples, it is a customary practice to have sessions of Sundara Kanda on either day of week (preferably Tuesday). My question is What makes Sundara Kanda more ...
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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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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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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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what is significance of symbol U on forehead?

I have seen in many pictures and temples that there is U symbol on forehead of lord Hanuman and other gods and some people also use it. I came to know that it is called vrindavan. But what is its ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Jambavan's composition of slokam on Hanuman

Jambavan has composed a slokam on Hanuman comprising 12 hymns. It starts with: Melai virinjan veeya migai naalir Any puranic reference for this???
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Hanuman and Bheema

In Mahabaratha there was a circumstance where Hanuman met Bheema. Any evidence supporting this statement from Hinduism scriptures. Who was the cause for this meeting?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Karna pushing Arjuna's chariot by two steps

During the fight between Arjuna and Karna in the Kurukshetra war, Karna's chariot moved backwards by more than 7 steps when Arjuna's arrow hit the chariot, while Arjuna's chariot moved backwards by ...
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Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya?

Did Hanuman ever meet Lord Dattatreya? Any incident involving both?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What boon did Lankini (demoness of Lanka) get from Brahma?

Before entering Lanka, Hanuman fell Lankini, the demoness of Lanka, with a single decisive blow using his left fist. Lankini then recollects a boon that Brahma had given her earlier. What boon (वरदा...
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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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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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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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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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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.