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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. Then, leaving the house of Vibhishana, Hanuman put fire on other houses. Also there is no mention that Hanuman put fire on Ashoka Vatika. But, after seeing the ...


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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 and since Hanuman spent his whole life around Rishyamukh Parvat in Kishkindha which falls in modern day Karnataka, it seems logical that he would have been ...


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That belief is true. There is a mangala shloka (invocatary verse) written by Goswami Tulsidas. Translation from greensmesg.org: yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛtamastakāṃjalim | vāṣpavāriparipūrṇālocanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam || Wherever the glories of Raghunatha are sung, there, with hands held over His bowed head in salutation,...


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"The Ramayana Dhyana slokam" यत्र यत्र रघुनाथकीर्तनं तत्र तत्र कृतमस्तकांजलिम् । बाष्पवारिपरिपूर्णलोचनं मारुतिं नमत राक्षसान्तकम् ॥ Yatra Yatra Raghunaatha-Kiirtanam Tatra Tatra Krta-Mastaka-Anjalim Vaasspa-Vaari-Paripuurnnaa-Locanam Maarutim Namata Raakssasa-Antakam || Meaning: 1: Wherever the Glories of Raghunatha are Sung, there, with Hands ...


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Hanuman made sure that Asoka Van remained unaffected by fire after he realized that Sita could get hurt. Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / In The Company Of Devotees: So one should be careful about anger, passion, and greed. Take, for instance, the case of Hanuman. In a fit of anger he burnt Ceylon. At last he remembered that Sita was living in the ...


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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. Hanuman introduces himself as Rama's messenger and inquires who he was. To this question, he replies as follows: When Hanuman burnt Lanka with his tail and ...


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Gabhasti or Gabhastika is mentioned as a form of the sun in chapter fifty-one of the Agni Purana: (4). (The images of) Agni and other gods bearing the club, trident, disc and lotus should be placed in different directions (around). (The images of) the forms of Sun, commencing with Aryamā are represented as possessing four arms and placed in a diagram of ...


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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), MAnava (human beings) and Pashu Yonis (animals, birds etc). And, among these categories, Hanuman belongs to the Deva category. From, Tantra SArah's Hanumata ...


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My answer is based on the commentary on the Paramatabhanga called Deśikāśayaprakāśā (Elucidation on the intent of Desika) authored by Vedanta-Vaavadhuuka, Nyaya-Vedanta-Kesari śrī Villivalam Vātsya Nārāyaṇācārya - Asthana vidvan of Sri Ahobila Mutt, published in 1979. In the context of the bolded section (in your quote), the learned author says - On ...


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I think we are missing to see the real reason behind the prohibition here. In ancient times, crossing the ocean means travelling on the ship for months. But according to Manu Smriti and other similar texts, one should not recite Vedas on a ship. Manu Smriti 4.120. Let him not recite the Veda on horseback, nor on a tree, nor on an elephant, nor in a ...


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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 Yagna. Rishi Agastya advices Shree Rama to perform Ashwamedha yajna. Shree Rama then appoints Shatrughna as protector of sacrificial horse and the horse is set ...


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Hanuman Chalisa comes with a lot of material benedictions. If you prayed to Lord Hanuman just to glorify him without any desire for material benefits it's good. If chanted it with a desire to obtain Rama Bhakti that is also good. Quoting from Krishna book by Srila Prabhupada. Ordinary people pray to Goddess Durgā for material wealth, fame, profit, ...


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The belief seems to have some connection with these verses of Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana: Kakuthstha [Rama] said to Hanuman "It is settled that thou shalt live forever, do thou, now observe thy promise. As long as my history shall run current in this world do thou at my command live happily." Being thus addressed by the high souled Raghava, Hanuman ...


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There is only one mentioning about Lord Hanuman is mahabharata and that is during pandavas 13 years of exile. During this event Bhima unintetionally stumbled upon lord Hanuman and that is when pandavas gained his blessings and at that time he said bhima that "My blessings protect you all in the war although I will not fight against any kauravas". So,from ...


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Black sesame or Til seeds are one of the materials signified by Saneeshwara ( Lord Saturn). Gingelly oil derived from sesame seeds are therefore used to burn oil lamps on Saturday to propitiate Saneeshwara, especially if the devotee is having sade-sati.This is a wide practice in southern India, called Neeranjanam lamp for Saneeshwara. Due to reasons given in ...


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I am one of the Hanuman Devotee. I think chanting Ram naam would please hanuman ji more than Chalisa as Chanting Ram naam gave soul power to Hanuman ji. If you read Ramayana, there was various situation when Hanuman ji chanted Ram naam and he found solution like Creating bridge between India and Srilanka.


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Actually, Hanumanji escaped the lord Shani from the Ravana's prison. Due to this, lord Shani pleased with Hanumanji and gave boon that whoever will worship lord Hanumanji then there will be no effect of lord Shani on him/her Check reference


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According to this question and a comment posted here, states that Rahu and Ketu take up Tuesdays and Saturdays respectively And as I remember (Please correct me if I am wrong) there was an incident of HanumanJi with Rahu, when HanumanJi tried to eat the Sun (I don't have the exact references for this). So it could be linked to that. EDIT: I found the ...


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Was Lord Hanuman born in Sumeru? Is it the birth place of Hanuman? Yes, as per UTTARA KANDA of Valmiki Ramayan: [The ascetic Agastya said to Lord Shri Rama:] I am not capable of describing to thee the wondrous childish feat which Hanuman did perform in his boyhood. But if thou art, O Raghava, greatly anxious to hear it, I shall relate do thou hear with a ...


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I think you must be relating about the story of Veeramani in Utthara Ramayan who was great Shiva devotee. He took the horse of Lord Rama and didn't give it back to Hanuman when it was asked and hence a battle broke out. When Veermani prayed Lord Shiva in battle ground to protect his devotee kingdom, Shiva's furious form Veerabhadra came out along with Nandi ...


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Garudazhwar is known as Periya Thiruvadi, since he is the Vahanam (vehicle) of Sriman Narayana and also all of his incarnations such as Krishna. But Hanuman is known as Siriya Thiruvadi since he is the vehicle/devotee of only one of the incarnations of Vishnu, namely Rama. This practice of calling Garuda as Periya Thiruvadi and Hanuman as Siriya Thiruvadi ...


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No, Sri Rama never did any such thing. While there are many 'AdhyAtmika' versions of Ramayana in existence, the root of them all, and the historical report on which they are all based on, is the Valmiki Ramayana. Valmiki Ramayana does not state any such hanumad kavacham being recited by Sri Rama (or any one for that matter) before fighting Ravana. In fact, ...


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