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Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman – About Dakshinamukhi Hanumanji

The south facing form of Hanumanji is known as Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman and is worshipped by people who are suffering from constant fear, troubles, and do not have peace in life.  Dakshinamukhi Hanumanji helps such devotees. As per Hindu belief, Kaal or Yama, the god of death, resides in the South (Dakshin), and Hanumanji has the blessings of Yama. Again Kaal is under the control of Bhagvan Shiva and Hanuman is an incarnation of Shiva . Therefore offering prayers to this form of Hanumaji will help in removing all fears associated with death. It is also believed that hanging picture of Dakshina Mukhi Hanuman in homes which have the main door towards south will help in alleviating Vastu Dosh. Related Hanuman and Yama

Simian – black-and-white graphic novel Based on Ramayana from Hanuman’s Point of View

Book titled ‘Simian’ is a black and white graphic novel based on Ramayana. The epic is retold is narrated from Hanuman’s point of view. Simian is written by Vikram Balagopal. From the flyer of the book  When Bhima chances upon an ailing monkey blocking his path in the forest, little does he realize that he is meeting his brother Hanuman, one of the greatest heroes of his time and Ram's closest ally. As the brothers settle in for a night of exchanging stories and notes, Hanuman tells a surprising tale: of the great war between Ram and Ravan, through his eyes.  In the twilit world of war, things are not what they seem and this chance encounter between a warrior and a great legend will destroy a myth. Vikram Balagopal’s black-and-white, gritty re-imagining of the Ramayana brings to life the scars - physical, moral and spiritual - borne by Hanuman , for his is a life full of questions that cut and gnaw at him, questions that have no answers unless history itself is repl

Bagnath Mandir – Bhagnath Shiva Temple on the Confluence of Sarayu and Gomati Rivers at Bageshwar in Uttarakhand

Bagnath Mandir at Bageshwar is dedicated to Shiva. This ancient temple is located on the confluence of Sarayu and Gomati Rivers in Uttarakhand. The mandir is around 90 km from Almora. Bhagnath Mandir story is associated with Sage Vasishta escorting Sarayu River on earth. But the journey of the river was blocked by Sage Markandeya who was meditating on Shiva. Sage Vasishta took the help of Shiva to overcome the crisis caused by a Shiva devotee. Shiva appeared before Sage Markandeya in the form of a tiger and attacked a cow. The sage came out of his meditation to save the cow. Sarayu was able to take its course now. Sage Markandeya who realized that it was the leela (divine play) of Shiva prayed to Him to stay at Bageshwar. Bholenath Shiva never disappoints his devotees and readily agreed to reside there as Bagnath. The present day shrine was built in 1450 AD by King Lakshmi Chand of the Katyuri Dynasty. Seven kalash hangs on top of the Shivling which is plac