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Hanuman Worship to escape from fear of Ghosts and Spirits

In Hindu tradition, Hanuman is worshipped by those people who have fear of ghosts, spirits, night and darkness. The popular belief is that He will protect them from all apparitions. Legend has it that Vayu, the Hindu wind god and father of Hanuman, gave him the boon that when Hanuman is remembered all spirits and ghosts will flee.

Hanuman in his childhood reaches for the sun thinking it to be a fruit. Indra uses his thunderbolt to stop Hanuman. The thunderbolt strikes Hanuman on his cheek and child Hanuman falls on to earth. Vayu picks him up midair and goes into a cave.

An angry Vayu avenges this attack on his son by removing air from earth. Soon all beings suffocate. Terrified, Devas approach Brahma who tells them the reason.

Soon Devas and Brahma reach the cave. Brahma revives Hanuman. All the gods present their give Hanuman a boon each.

Vayu is happy and revives the air on earth. He also blesses Hanuman with the power to overcome ghost and spirits.