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Important Achievements of Hanuman in Ramayana

Valor, strength and courage of Hanuman played a huge role in Ramayana. In the Uttara Khanda of Ramayana, Bhagavan Sri Ram told Sage Agastya that it was because of Hanuman that he was able to defeat Ravana and the demon army. Here are some of the important achievements of Hanuman in Ramayana. Slap on the Face of Ravana Ravana felt like an earthquake was happening after receiving a tight slap from Hanuman. This motivated the Vanara Sena (monkey army) to defeat the army of Ravana. Annihilation of Scores of Demons Hanuman killed thousands of demons in the Ramayana. Prominent among them are Dhumraksh, Akampan, Devantak, Trishira and Nikumbha. Crossing the Ocean No one in the Vanara Sena had the power to jump 100 yogana and cross the sea to find out about Mata Sita. Only Hanuman Ji could perform his impossible act. Only he could jump 100 yogana and reach Lanka and return back. A yojana is around 8 miles. Finding Mata Sita To find Mata Sita in Lanka was not the jo

Buying Salt on Saturday in Hindu Religion

In some regions in India, people do not buy salt on Saturday. This is not based on any scripture in Hinduism but it is based on oral tradition. Again, the not buying salt tradition is restricted to few communities and few regions. It is not pan India or pan Hindu belief. Some people associate salt with Shani Bhagavan. This is the main reason why salt is not bought on Saturday. It is believed that buying salt on Saturday will result in money related problems. There will be unexpected financial crisis and there will be debt. Donating already bought salt on Saturday is considered beneficial. All these practices are strictly followed by people who believe strongly in astrology and horoscope. How Far Is This True? People always look for excuses for failures in life. No one wants to take up the blame for failure. This is the main reason behind such beliefs. What makes such beliefs gather strength is fear and lack of proper understanding of Hindu religious teac

Sri Ramakrishna Quotes - A collection of 108 Quotes of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

This is a collection of Quotes of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The Sri Ramakrishna Quotes have been collected from various sources including books, newspapers, magazines, Prabuddha Bharata and Vedanta Kesari. Ramakrishna Paramahansa (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chatterjee or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, was the Guru who simplified the teachings of Vedanta and who could boldly announce to the world that he had communion with God just like we talking to another person.  Attribute to yourselves the bliss of God Consciousness; then you too will experience ineffable joy. The bliss of God-Consciousness always exists in you. It is only hidden by the veiling and projecting power of maya. The less you are attached to the world, the more you love God. There are signs by which you can know whether a man has truly seen God. One of these is joy; there is no hesitancy in him. He is like the ocean: the waves and sounds are on the surface; below are profound depths. You t