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Did mountains use to have wings?

As Sundarkandnirnay - 2 says Mainak parvat had wings. Earlier all the mountains had wings. They out of pride, started flying in the air and settling down at their will. This caused inconvenience to ...
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Who made Lord Hanuman immortal?

Hanuman's immortality is a combination of multiple boons. First of all, as described in the Kishkindha Kanda of the Ramayana, when Hanuman was a child, he saw the sun and thought it was a fruit, so he ...
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Why did Hanuman fight with Lord Rama?

As far as I know, this story has no scriptural basis; it may just be folklore. The story as I remember it goes roughly as follows: the king of Kashi was once in Ayodhya, perhaps during the coronation ...
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What happened to the Vanara Sena after the Ramayana?

This excerpt from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana describes the fate of various Vanaras. When Rama was told by Yama the god of death that his time on Earth was over, he prepared to depart the Earth ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman known as "Pavan putra Hanuman"?

It was because, Vayu god had impregnated Anjana through his mind. Hence, Hanuman, although was born from Anjana and Kesari, is also known as Pavan-putra (son of wind): मनसा अस्मि गतो यत् त्वाम् परि...
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Why did Lord Hanuman decide to spend his life as a bachelor?

No, Hanuman was technically not a bachelor (Brahmachari). His wife was Suvarchala who was the daughter of Surya (the Sun god). According to Surya, Suvarchala was an ayonija (born without [the ...
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Did mountains use to have wings?

Yes. Mountains had wings. When landing, mountains killed innocent beings and disturbed yajnas and without Yajnas Devas had no food. Indra cut their wings with his thunderbolt to solve that problem. ...
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Why did only Lord Rama kill Ravana?

One important reason goes far back to even before Ravana was born. Ravan was actually one of the two gatekeepers at Lord Vishnu's abode Vaikuntha. Once, they stopped the four Sanat kumaras from ...
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What is Ashta-Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi?

Siddha has no equivalent in english language, it can be understood as combination of perfection and establishment(when both are used simultaneously i.e. Perfection+Established or perfectly established)...
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How many sons did Kesari have, other than Sri Hanuman?

Kesari and Anjana had in total 5 sons out of which Lord Hanuman was the eldest one. The names of other sons of King Kesari were: Matiman Shrutiman Ketuman Dhrtiman Also, unlike Lord Hanuman, these ...
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Who made Lord Hanuman immortal?

अजर अमर गुणनिधि सूत होऊ | करहु बहुत रघुनायक छोहु Ajar amar gunanidhi sut hohu| Karahu bahut Raghunaayak chhohoo|| RamacharitManas Sundarkand Doha 16 Line 3 Sita (Wife of Rama) made him ...
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Why did Lord Hanuman bring two mountains from Himalayas?

When Rama, Lakshmana and crores of monkey warriors fell down due to the wrath's Brahmāstra of Indrajeet, Jambavan asked Hanuman to bring four herbs from the herbal mountain named Oushadhi mountain. ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as "Bajaranga Bali"?

Hanuman is very well known for his physical strength. The name Bajrang is acquired by Him due to this reason. There are numerous references to this strength in Valmiki Ramayana. Bajra is a cultural ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as "Bajaranga Bali"?

I read this and to me makes sense. Hanuman is called Bajrang Bali. I tried to understand why he was so called. This name is being used mostly in Northern India and less in Southern India, indicating ...
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Was Lord Hanuman born in Sumeru? Where is that place? Is it renamed recently?

Though the Valmiki Ramayan proper does not mention the exact place of Hanuman's birth, Uttar Ramayan does say it to be Sumeru. However. local legend makes it to be Anjaneri near Nashik in Maharashtra ...
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How did Ashoka Vana remain unaffected by the fire?

When Sita heard that Hanuman's tail was being ignited by the demons, she prayed to to the fire-god and fire didn't harm Hanuman in any way even he felt if a snow-ball is kept at the tip of his tail. ...
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Why did Lord Hanuman forget that he has special powers?

I found an actual scriptural account of the story the other two answers describe, from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana. As a child, Hanuman acquired lots of boons from various gods, as I describe in ...
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What is the worshipping place of Hayagriva mentioned in Yuddha Kanda?

According to sources in Srimad Bhagavat Purana, it discusses, different varshas, with different inhabitants and rulers, Hayagriva is mentioned there: "In this chapter Śukadeva Gosvāmī describes ...
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Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

Be Happy is right in answering this. Shri Hanuman ji was certainly more powerful than Vali as well as Ravana. This fact is supported here, go through 35th and 36th sarga for details in Valmiki ...
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Is there any hidden meaning behind this verse?

I think you're just misinterpreting the line. Tulasidas isn't calling Hanuman "buddhihina" or lacking in intelligence, he's calling himself buddhihina and thus in need of Hanuman's help. Here is how ...
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Is Hanuman an avatar of Lord Shiva?

Yes. Lord Hanuman is Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva as per shiva puran. Mother of Lord Hanuman Pleased Vayu devata and Lord Shiva to have son. Vayu devata gave her boon of son and Lord Shiva was asked to ...
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Regarding Lord Hanuman's special powers

As your question is related with Anima (able to reduce size upto atom) and Garima (able to increase size as will). Even in Ramcharitmanas Hanuman already had Anima and Laghima siddhis: In the ...
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How did Hanuman's tail catch fire?

The purpose behind Lord Hanumanas act of burning Lanka -: Lord Hanuman thought that burning the Lanka will bring some small help to Lord Rama in his task of freeing Devi Sita. दुर्गे विनाशिते ...
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It is said that Lord Hanuman still lives on the earth, If it so where does he live?

Yes Lord Hanuman is still on this planet. Shrimad Bhagvat Puran Canto 5 Chapter 19 mentions that he lives in the Kimpurush Varsha listening to Ramayan being sung by the denizens of the place and ...
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Did lord Hanuman have a son?

According to Ananda Ramayana, Yes. He had a son born from a Makara. When Rama and Lakshmana were kidnapped by Airavan and Mairavan, Hanuman reaches to Patala to rescue them. He sees Makaradhwaja. ...
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Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

Actually as per hindusim everything that happens is the will of Lord Vishnu. When Rama killed Valli, he was behind 7 trees, which were considered as 7 saints cursed. So Rama's arrow also freed those ...
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What are different Rudras?

The following information can be founded from wikipedia article on Rudras: The Matsya Purana notes that Surabhi – the mother of all cows and the "cow of plenty" – was the consort of Brahma and ...
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Do the eight immortals (Including Lord Hanuman) still exist in Kaliyuga?

Chiranjivi's still exist in kali-Yuga? (Partial Answer). Shreemad Bhagavata purana mentions one Saptarshi Lord Parashurama who is Avesha Avatara of Lord Vishnu still residing on Mahendra Parvat. ...
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