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Hindu Stories – Hanuman Was Proud Of His Ram Bhakti - How Hanuman Dropped the Pride

This article is part of Hindu Stories series on the blog. Hanuman believed that he was the greatest bhakt, or devotee, of Bhagavan Sri Ram. He was proud about it. Bhagavan Sri Ram cleverly helped Hanuman in dropping the pride and mitigating the ego. After returning to Lanka carrying the Sanjeevani Mountain, Hanuman approaches Bhagavan Sri Ram and tells him that he realized that the entire episode was a leela of Bhagavan. It was meant to remove his pride of Ram Bhakti. Hanuman realized the folly of thinking that he was the greatest Ram Bhakt when he met Bharata, the brother of Bhagavan Sri Ram in Ayodhya. Bharata had mistaken Hanuman who was flying with the mountain to be a demon and shot him down. When Bharata realized his mistake, he did not call the physician nor did he search for the sanjeevani booti. All he did was he prayed to Bhagavan Sri Ram. If I have totally surrendered my mind and body at the feet of Bhagavan Sri Ram, then please use my unfathoma

Eight Swayambhu Temples of Lord Vishnu – Swayam Vyakta Kshetras

There are eight self-manifested temples of Vishnu. The belief is that Srihari Vishnu appeared here and the main murti worshipped in the temple is of divine origin. The temples are known as Swayam Vyakta Kshetras or Swayambhu temples. The eight temples are: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam - This is the most important shrine among the eight temples. At Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Thiruvarangam), Bhagavan Vishnu is worshipped as Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The shrine is located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Tirupati Balaji Temple, Tirumala Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple in Sri Mushnam at Cuddalore Vanamamalai Perumal Temple, also known as Sri Thothadri Nathan temple or Sri Vara Mangai, near Tirunelveli. Salagramam Temple in Nepal - At the Gandaki River in Nepal Vishnu takes the form of Salagrama Stone Varaha Temple in Pushkar Naimisharanya in Uttar Pradesh. This is a holy spot in Hinduism. Brahma asked saints to reside h