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Why is Lord Hanuman Painted Red in Temples?

Written by Adweita Panigrahi, a grade 1 student.

Whenever we go to a Hanuman temple, we find the statue of Lord Hanuman in the colour red. Did you know why?

By I Kid You Not , in Did You Know Explained Opinion , at May 9, 2021 Tags: ,

Written by Adweita Panigrahi, a grade 1 student.

Whenever we go to a Hanuman temple, we find the statue of Lord Hanuman in the colour red. Did you know why?

Well, here’s the story behind it.

In Hindu mythology, one day Goddess Sita was applying vermilion on her forehead after coming from a bath. Seeing this, Lord Hanuman asked, “Oh Mother Sita, why are you applying vermilion on your forehead?”

“I am applying this so that Lord Ram will have a healthy, good, and long life and for his wellbeing,” said the goddess.

“If a pinch of vermilion on Mother Sita’s forehead will bring health and wellbeing for  Lord Ram, then why don’t I apply it all over my body so Lord Ram will have an extremely good, healthy, and long life?” thought Lord Hanuman.

This is the reason why we find all Lord Hanuman statues in red color in the temples.

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