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Son of Hanuman - Different Stories Regarding Son of Hanuman - Makardhwaj

Makardhwaj is the son of Hanuman as per certain versions of Ramayana popular in different parts o India. It must be noted here that Makardhwaj is not mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana. The story of son of Hanuman is found in Sanskrit Adhbut Ramayan - retelling of Ramayan based on the culture of the eastern parts of India. Story of birth of Makardhwaj is associated with Hanuman burning down Lanka.  When Hanuman first visited Lanka in search of Mata Sita, Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, had set Hanuman’s tail on fire. The fire did not burn Hanuman but he used it to burn down Lanka. After destroying Lanka, Hanuman extinguished the fire by dipping the burning tail in the ocean. When Hanuman was extinguishing the fire on this tail, a drop of sweat fell in the ocean which was swallowed by a crocodile (makara in Sanskrit). As a result of which, a child was born to the makara (crocodile). The child born to a crocodile was named as ‘Makardhwaj’. Hanuman meets Makardhwaj

Supari Used in Puja – Betel Nut or Areca Nut Used in Hindu Puja

The supari (betel nut or areca nut) used in Hindu puja is not the regular type. It is different. The supari used to eat along with paan is not used for puja. The one used to eat is big and shape of it is round. The supari that is used in puja is small and it has a conical shape (Shikhar) – like a small hill. As per Vastu Shastra, the small conical shaped supari should be used. This kind of betel nut (areca nut) has the capacity to attract positive energy. There will be peace and happiness in the family that keeps this kind of areca nut. The supari should be kept in the northeast corner of the house in a silver vessel. As this supari symbolically represents Ganesha, puja should be offered to it with diya and dhoop daily. Keeping supari in the middle of Sri Yantra wrapped in a red color cloth helps in overcoming all kinds of financial difficulties. The supari should be offered kumkum, haldi and uncooked rice while offering puja. It should be kept on red, yellow o

Hanuman Mantra to Remove Black Magic

So many people believe that bad fortune, accidents and other troubles in life is due to black magic. The ideal solution to overcome any kind of black magic is to offer prayers to Hanuman. If you feel you are under the attack of black magic, then chant this mantra to remove the effect of black magic. Hanuman Mantra to Remove Black Magic संकट ते हनुमान छुड़ावै , मन क्रम वचन ध्यान जो लावै Sankat Te Hanuman Chudave, Mann Kram Vachan Dyan Jo Lavai This mantra should be chanted in the morning and evening daily. If this is not possible then it should chanted on Tuesday morning and Saturday morning. How to Chant the Hanuman Mantra to Remove Black Magic? The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning and evening. The person chanting the mantra should wear red or saffron color clothes. First prayers should be offered to Ganesha in the mind. Then prayers should be offered to Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita in the mind. Next, keep a photo of Hanuma

Martand Tirath Yatra to Sun Temple in Kashmir

Martand Tirath Yatra is held at the famous Martand Sun Temple in Jammu and Kashmir . It is observed on the Guru Purnima – Ashadha Purnima day. Martand Tirath Yatra 2023 date is July 3. Martand is one among the numerous names of Surya, the Hindu Sun God. As per the Kashmiri Hindu legend, Martand is the thirteenth representative of Surya and rules the Mal Maas or Adhik Mahina or Extra month in a Hindu Lunar Calendar. Martand is worshipped by Hindus mainly for the peace of the dead souls of ancestors, parents and relatives. Hindus perform Pind Daan, Shradh and Tarpan for dead ancestors, parents and relatives on the Martand Tirath Yatra. Martand Sun Temple is located at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir .

Story of Shaligram Stone of Vishnu and Butcher

Once there lived a butcher who always chanted the name of Srihari Vishnu. Even while cutting meat he used to chant the name of Srihari Vishnu. The story of Shaligram and butcher symbolically teach us that what is important devotion and not rituals. The story also teaches us about the importance of the chanting of the name of Vishnu in this Kali Yuga. The butcher once accidently hit his leg on a stone. He picked up the stone to keep it away from the walking path. But the butcher was attracted by the unique shape of the stone and thought he could use it to weigh meat in his shop. He took the stone with him and started chanting the name of Srihari Vishnu. The stone had miraculous powers. It weighed the exact amount of meat the customer asked. If the customer wanted a kg of meat, it weighted a kg exactly. If another customer wanted 2 kg, it weighed 2 kg. Soon, the news about the miraculous weighting stone spread to the nearby villages and towns. A devotee of Vishnu happene