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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 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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Did mountains use to have wings?

Yes, all mountains did have wings in the Krita Yuga. Hanumān, en route to Lanka over the seas in search of Sita, encounters the Maināka mountain in its human form standing on its own peak, and that is ...
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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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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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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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Is Hanuman an avatar of Lord Shiva?

Yes. Hanuman is avatar of Rudra or Shankara as mentioned in Chapter 20 Satarudriya Samhita of Shiva Purana. एकस्मिन्समये शम्भुरद्भुतोतिकरः प्रभुः। ददर्श मोहिनीरूपं विष्णोः स हि वसद्गुणः॥ ३॥ The ...
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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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What is Lord Hanuman's weapon of choice from scriptures?

As we all know, Hanuman belongs to a class of being called Vānara. As described in this chapter of Balakanda, they are the attackers using trees and rocks. Their favorite weapons are nails and claws....
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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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Is Hanuman really 'Hanumat' in Sanskrit Ramayana?

The word Hanuman is made of हनु + मतुँप् = हनुमत् for which Hanuman is the correct word for Male - 1st Vibhakti - singular- Most of तकारान्त (ends with त) words have similar kind of Vibhakti forms, ...
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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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Did mountains use to have wings?

Yes , its true that formerly mountains had wings. This is described in one of the shloka in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana.in the skanda 8 - SB 8.11: King Indra Annihilates the Demons Verse 34. While ...
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Was Ravana's Lanka not the present day Sri Lanka?

There are different values of Yojana used in different Hindu texts. This research paper, The Speed of Light and Puranic Cosmology, by Subash Kak discusses two such values in details. He calls them ...
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Hanuman and the highest state of Sri Rama bhakti

In the Srimad-Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana are mentioned the nine forms of Bhakti, which are given as under :- (1) Sravana -hearing of God's Lilas and stories. (2) Kirtana- singing of God’s ...
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Why Hanuman not considered a king even though his father was a king?

Who is Hanuman's father? Hanuman's father name is Kesari who was a valiant Vanara. He is not the biological father of Hanuman. Hanuman is born in the womb of that vanara's wife Anjana by the grace of ...
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Why didn't Rāma leave his ring back in Ayodhya before setting out to the forest?

One explanation, as to why Rāma carried his ring to the forest, offered by the commentators at valmikiramayan.net, is: When Rama abdicated everything and no other jewellery is evident on his body, ...
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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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What is the story of Shiva fighting Rama and Hanuman?

Yes there is wonderful story of Hanuman fighting with Lord Shiva and Shree Rama only appearing in the battlefield but not fighting with Shiva.The story is from the time of Shree Rama's Ashwamedha ...
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How Hanumanji being a monkey learned the Vedas?

It will be a mistake for you to consider Hanuman as a monkey or as any other being. We have different classes of beings in Hinduism like - Deva (divine beings), Rishi (Seers, the celestial beings), ...
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Can anyone provide me correct Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses and source of this stotram?

Hanumaan dwadasha Nama stotram is a part of Ananda Ramayana , Manohara Kanda, Sarga 13. Meaning of which is available on several sites hosting the same. One of them is greenmesg. हनुमानञ्जनसूनुर्वा...
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Is sitting on a camel in a dream inauspicious?

I don't think there is anything inauspicious about riding camels because, in Yuddha Kanda, Indrajit's Rakshasa army rode atop camels among other war animals: तं प्रस्थितं महात्मानमनुजग्मुर्महाबलाः| ...
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What are the Shabar mantras?

As you may have noticed that these mantras are quite different from Vedic mantras or those contained in other Hindu Shastras although they are also (mostly)related to Vedic Deities only. They use ...
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What is meaning of the Maruti-stotra composed by Ramdas swami?

I'm really surprised there is no English translation to this famous stotra on Hanuman. I searched on the internet but wasn't able to find any, most of the "English" translations were just ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman also referred as "Bajaranga Bali"?

Though other answers already explained why Hanuman is called Bajaranga Bali that is Hanuman's body is as strong as Indra's Vajra. So, Bajaranga stands for "Vajra + Agna". I'm here adding verse from ...
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Is Hanuman really 'Hanumat' in Sanskrit Ramayana?

Yes, the root of Hanuman (हनुमान्) is really hanumat (हनुमत्). As per vyakarana rules of Panini’s Ashtadhyayi, the word is formed by adding the मतुँप् (matum̐p) suffix to the word हनु (Hanu), meaning ...
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Why did Hanuman not talk to Mandodari? How did he find out she is not Seetha?

It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kanda, Sarga 10 that Lord Hanumana seen many women there in the palace of Ravana but when he saw Mandodari, because of her beauty and appearance he thought ...
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