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Bhima meeting Hanuman is mentioned in Mahabharata. The encounter and conversation is explained in detail in 6 chapters namely Chapter 145 to chapter 150 in Vana Parva. Pandavas along with Draupadi reach Gandhamadhana mountain. Bhima's son Ghatotkacha and other rakshasas carry them there. When they were resting, a beautiful 1000 petalled flower falls ...


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Ganesha is known to be the Siddhi Data - one who bestows the Siddhis to the eligible aspirants. In the Tantric traditions the eight Siddhis are considered as goddesses who are the consorts of Ganesha. The Ganesha Purana also mentions that he killed demons with the help of these Siddhis that he possesses. Quoting from the book "Essence of Ganesha Mahima" (...


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But what does Valmiki Ramayana say about Hanuman? Is he a vanara or a human being? Valmiki Ramayana says that he is a Monkey - The most powerful divine monkey. Following are 3 verses which address Hanuman as kapi and vAnara - meaning a monkey. Here in Ramayana, Baalkaand, Sarga 1, Verse 77. Narada gives a summary of the Ramayana to Valmiki and addresses ...


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The answer to this question can be given in a single poem(sloka): Buddhir Balam Yasho Dhairyam Nirbhayatvam Arogata Ajaadyam Vak Patutvam Cha Hanumat Smaranat Bhavet By remembering(smarana) Hanuman one is blessed with: Intelligence(Buddhi):He was a scholar par excellence.He knew all the nine vyakaranas.(grammatical works in sanskrit) ...


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According to Ramayana, the Gods are immortals, and hence, we cannot presume that Indra's life span is around 500 years. एतद्धि किल देवानाम् वयो भवति नित्यदा | यथा इमे पुरुष व्याघ्रा दृश्यन्ते प्रिय दर्शनाः || ३-५-१८ "The age factor of gods remains constant at the age that appears for these nice-looking Tigerly-men, so they say... for gods are ...


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You can read Gita Press' English translation of Hanuman Chalisa here. They have also made few other e-books available for free on their website.


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Bharata was Rama's servant. He wouldnt leave Ayodhya unprotected till Rama asked him to. By the time he gathered army and went to Lanka, battle would be over. Taking help from Ayodhya means Rama's oath would be broken as he would be using Ayodhya for his benefit. I didnot find the part of Bharata and Hanuman meet in Valmiki Ramanaya. Which version of ...


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It's mentioned in Shiva Purana: Śatarudra-saṃhitā: Chapter 20 - The Incarnation of Hanūmat and his story: Indeed he [Hanuman] was the Incarnation of Śiva the lord and uplifter of devotees. He was the life-saviour of Lakṣmaṇa and the destroyer of the arrogance of all Daityas. Hanuman Chalisa also mentions Hanumanji as son of Anjani, Keshari and son/...


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The following analysis on Sri Hanuman was made based on Ramayana by Sage Valmiki. Folk stories or narrations from Puranas were not taken into account. Sri Hanuman was described to be the son of Vayu, but not the incarnation of Shiva. Sri Hanuman was described as the follower of dakshinAchAra - Vedic way of life. No one else was described in Ramayana so. ...


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The story of Arjuna's chariot moving backwards by two steps when Karna's arrows hit and Sri Krishna applauding him, does not find place in Mahabharata. However, the following incidents did take place, which can be credited to Karna's valour. 1. Karna's arrow misses Arjuna's head due to Sri Krishna's intervention. The Suta's son then fixed on his bow-...


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Having multiple head mean they are deities of tantrik cult.Vishnu do have a form with 4 heads known as vaikuntha or skatish according to pancaratra.The four head are - vishnu,nrsimha,varaha and kapila.


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