Lord Hanuman is one of the most loved deities of the Hindu religion. He is known for his bravery and strength. He was also one of the most loyal disciples of Shree Ram. Tales of his bravery are recorded in Ramayana, Puranas, and Jain texts.
Every year, people across the country celebrate Lord Hanuman’s birthday as Hanuman Jayanti in March or April. Worshipping Lord Hanuman is ideal for everyone seeking strength and courage. As per Hindu folklore, Lord Hanuman is the most powerful deity with unmatchable strength and compassion for his devotees.
With a life so extraordinary, the stories of his bravery are known to many. In this article, we bring you some lesser-known facts about Shree Hanuman.
When he was born, Lord Hanuman was named Maruti. It is said that baby Maruti mistook the sun as a fruit and ran at full speed to grab it. A lightning bolt from Indra then struck him. It left baby Maruthi with an injured cheek and jaw, hence, the name Hanuman was given to him, which means disfigured jaw.
As a child, Hanuman ji troubled and teased the sages in all innocence. Once during such innocent teasing, a sage cursed Shree Hanuman to forget all his divine powers. When little Hanuman apologised to the sage, he altered his curse by saying he would remember his powers only when someone reminded him. As seen in Ramayana, Hanuman ji remembered his powers when Jambhavantha reminds him of them.
Once when Hanuman ji asked Sita why she used sindoor. She informed him saying that it represents the long life, safety, love and devotion of Shree Ram. Hanuman ji loved Rama so much that he covered his body with vermilion believing that doing so would ensure the safety of Lord Rama. Due to this reason, several temples have orange or red Hanuman idols.
Even though Hanuman ji was a Brahmachari, he fathered a son. It is believed that when Hanuman’s tail was on fire after the battle of Lanka, he dipped it in the sea to cool off. The sweat from his body was ingested by a fish that later gave birth to Makardhwaja.
When Shree Ram and Lakshman were kidnapped by demon king Ahiravana, Hanuman discovered that he had to extinguish five candles simultaneously to kill the demon. So Hanuman took the form of Panchamukhi, meaning five heads. In the centre was Hanuman, the south had a lion’s face, the west had an eagle’s head, the North had the head of a boar, and facing the sky was the head of a horse.
Although famous for his strength and courage, few know that Hanumanji was a learned scholar. His teacher was the Sun God, Surya. He was accomplished in Vedas and Tantras as he displayed powers such as Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Prapti, Parakamya, Vastiva, and Isitva.
Not many people know that Hanuman ji was a Yogi. In fact, he invented Surya Namaskar to greet and salute his teacher, Surya. He was also the first one to introduce the world to Pranayamas.
There are a lot of Shree Hanuman temples throughout the country, but the special ones are mentioned below.
The Mahavir Mandir in Patna has three levels. On the ground floor, you can find idols of Hanuman. One idol is believed to answer prayers, and the other purifies sins. On the first floor, you can find statues of Shree Ram, Krishna, Shiva, Parvati, and Nandi. The Ramsetu Shila stone is the highlight. The second floor is reserved for religious ceremonies.
If you plan to visit this temple, you must find good family hotels in Patna. Your accommodation should be safe, comfortable and close to the temple. OYO Rooms provide all of the above at affordable prices. Therefore, you can stay at OYO hotels within 500 mt from the temple.
The temple houses a massive 20 feet long and 8 feet wide statue of Hanuman ji, and hence it gets the name of Bade Hanuman Ji ka Mandir. It is believed to have existed since Ramayana, and legend has it that after the battle of Lanka, this is where Hanuman ji rested.
Allahabad, or Prayagraj as it is now known, is the pilgrimage hub of India. If you choose to visit Hanuman Mandir here, you must stay at OYO family hotels in Prayagraj. Whether you remain in Flagship hotels, Townhouses or OYO rooms, you get all basic amenities and facilities close to the temple. All love OYO hotels because of their affordability and high standards of hospitality.
Now that you know the details about Hanuman ji and also where to go to worship and get blessings, you need to book good family hotels in the city for a comfortable and blessed stay. Tuesdays are considered the best to worship him and gain power and strength. So make sure you include a Tuesday in your itinerary.
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