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Why Betel Leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman?

Garlands made from betel leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman in many temples in India. So, why is betel leaves offered to Lord Hanuman?

As per stories associated with the Ramayana, it is said that when Hanuman successfully conveyed the message of Sri Ram to Mata Sita, She garlanded Hanuman with a betel leaf vine. Hanuman had gone to Lanka as the messenger of Bhagavan Sri Ram.

Another story prevalent in some regions suggests after Ram – Ravana battle, Mata Sita discovered Hanuman in a betel leaf garden and she blessed him by showering with betel leaves.