Why Hanuman Quoted In Orange?

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  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: WHY HANUMAN QUOTED IN ORANGE ? :hello:

    You have devoted your life for the person, you love utmost.

    The ever-curious Hanuman once saw Sita adorning her forehead with vermilion. Hanuman asked, “Sita Mata, why are you putting vermilion on your forehead?”

    Sita was amused by the curiosity of Hanuman and answered, “I apply it to ensure the long life of Lord Rama.”

    Listening to this, Hanuman smeared his whole body with vermilion.

    Lord Rama was so amused that he burst into laughter.

    He called Hanuman close to him, and said, “I am amazed by your love and devotion towards me, and from now on, people will also know you as Bajrangbali.” “Bajrang” in the word Bajrangbali means orange.
    But then don't ask me - what is bali?
     
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    It is actually Vajr-ang which means, the one who has a body (ang) like a diamond (Vajra) which can’t be broken. Bali means the one who possesses strength. Hence, it says that Hanuman is so powerful with a great body.
     
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    Maruthi, the son of Marutha or Vayu, was a mischievous boy who tried to eat Sun mistaking him to be a fruit. Being the son of Vayu, he could fly farther distances and reached the sun very easily. Indra, the lord of Devathas who saw this, mistook the little boy as some demon and threw his Vajrayudha to stop him from consuming the Sun. This hurt Maruthi and made a dent on his face, after which he was called by the name Hanuman.

    When the Vajrayudha (Indra’s weapon) hurt Hanuman, he fell unconscious and Vayu came to his rescue, took him into a cave and got enraged that his son got unconscious and drew all the air (Vayu) from the world. As all the living beings struggled to breathe, the whole army of gods like Brahma, Indra, Surya, Kubera, Varuna, Yamaraj etc. came there and pleaded Vayu to perform his duty. Brahma made Indra apologize for his hastiness and revived the consciousness of Hanuman. After seeing this, Vayu was pacified.
    All the deities were happy that Vayu was relieved and Hanuman is fine now. Vayu blew the wind back into the world. Then Indra blessed Hanuman with powers like immunity from all sorts of weapons making him Vajradeh (body like a diamond) and gave him the name Bajrang Bali. All the deities were so pleased and granted him many boons like extreme speed, effulgence, wisdom, no fear of death (Chiranjeevi). Lord Brahma has granted Hanuman with all the Eight Siddhis and Nine devotions, along with a great boon that the world’s deadliest weapon Brahmastra can never harm him.
     
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    Source:- (i knew that devotees apply sindhoor to hanuman as I have one book which contains stories of hanuman).
    Listening to this Hanuman disappeared from the place and came back with his body fully covered with red sindoor. Lord Rama saw Hanuman covered with sindoor and asked the reason. Hanuman replied Sita mata told me that by applying just a small pinch of sindoor on her head every day it will make you have a long and happy life. I thought if just a pinch will do so much, then how much a whole body dipped in sindoor would do good to Shri Ram. For this reason, he has applied sindoor all over his body. Lord Ram so pleased and gave a boon to all his devotees that those who apply sindoor to Hanuman and do pooja would be blessed with a long, happy life and have their wishes fulfilled.
     
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    Thank you for this story.
    Regards.
     
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    Thank u. In Maharashtra I have seen in many districts have this practice. Thanks for the additional input.
    Regards.
     
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    I have seen it in some hanuman temples in Andhra too.
     
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    But then, why blush twice smiley here. Because....?????
     

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