Hanuman took the form of a bee whispered into Rama’s ear, “When Mahiravana asks you to place your neck on the sacrificial block, inform him that being of royal lineage you have never learned to bow your head.
Tell him to demonstrate how to bow one’s head.” Mahiravana fell for the trap. No sooner had he bowed his head in the ritually prescribed manner than Hanuman regained his form, seized the blade, and decapitated the sorcerer.
Thus did Hanuman turn the tables and sacrificed the demon himself to Mother Goddess Kali.
Impressed, she made Hanuman her doorkeeper and indeed many temples of the goddess are seen to have a monkey guarding their doorways.
Further, to this day, Hanuman is invoked in any fight against sorcery, and amulets and charms depicting him are therefore extremely popular among devotees.
To be continued... 🙏🏻🙏🏻