[Advaita-l] The story of Hanuman as told in the Narada Purana

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 13:51:34 EDT 2020

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 11:03 PM Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jul 2020, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l wrote:
> > It is well known that in the popular Hanuman Chalisa there is the name
> > 'Sankara's son'.  He has also said that in the Vinayapatrika
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman_Chalisa
> >
> > The Shiva Purana too says so, as reported.
> Yes in Northern parts of Bharat this is the common belief though I've
> noticed South Indians do not tend to think so.  Hanuman and Bhairava are
> said to be the Dvarapalas of Shiva Bhagavan and their images are placed in
> front of every Shivalaya in the North.  In my puja during this Shravana
> masa, Hanuman and Bhairava (actually Dattatreya in our case for historical
> reasons) as well as Ganesh, Devi, Nandi, Kurma and Ganga are worshipped as
> parshads before the main abhisheka.

Thanks, Jaldhar ji, for this input. Just the other day someone who had
travelled extensively in the North, especially remote places, informed me
about the stated dvarapala feature.  In case you know of or have any photo
of such a temple or two, kindly share the same.


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