YOU MUST KNOW #13
Why Idols of Hanuman are Red in Color
Every morning in Ayodhya, Hanuman Ji would observe Sita put a red mark on her forehead and smear the parting of her hair with vermilion powder, enacting a ritual which is the exclusive prerogative of married women in India.
Being naturally of a curious bent of mind he asked her the reason behind this daily ritual. “For the well-being of my husband,” replied she.
Hanuman, ever the humble well-wisher of his chosen lord wondered: “If a virtuous woman like Sita has to apply vermilion in this manner for the good of Lord Rama, I, a mere monkey, need to do more.” Thus thinking, he took a bowlful of the paste and smeared his whole body with it.
Needless to say, both Rama and Sita were moved by the purity of Hanuman’s heart. Since then, idols of Hanuman have colored a rich vermilion red.
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