Lord Hanuman is worshiped by HIndu religion. Hanuman’ s importance of discipline, devotion, strength, courage, energy, firmness, stability and service were much appreciated by saints like Samartha Ramadas who saw Hanuman as the perfect divinity under whose grace young men could rally together and rise up against imperial forces. Hanuman is the symbol of celibate.
Goddess Sita gave Hanuman her pearls necklace. With simian curiosity, Hanuam broke the necklace and inspected each and every pearl. “What are you looking for?”asked the residents of Ayodhya.
“For Rama and Sita,” replied Hanuman.
“They are seated on the throne.”
“They exist in all things. I know they reside in my heart.
I am trying to find them in these pearls.”
Hanuaman’s naivete made everyone in Ayodhya laugh.
“So Rama and Sita reside in your heart, do they? Can you show them to us,” they teased. Hanuman immediately ripped open his chest with his sharp nails. There, withing his chest, on his heart, the people of Ayodhya were astonished to find the image of Rama and Sita.
After that incident no one made fun of Hanuman’s devotion.
Hanuman lived in the royal palace with Rama and Sita, serving them dutifully. He would always be seen seated at their feet, listening to every word they spoke. Pleased with his devotion, the divine couple revealed to him the mysteries of life.
“I am purusha, the eternal infinted unchanging spirit, causation personified,” said Rama.
“I am prakriti, cosmic matter, embodiment of manifestation. All things that exist have form because of me. I am the cradle of Time and Space that holds all things together,” said Sita.
“Together we constitute the universe. We validate each other’s existence and delight in each other’s company.”
Hanuman learnt that Rama was paramatma, the soul of the universe. Sita was Jivatma, the soul of the individual. Ravana who separated them was ahankara, the ego. who united them called bhakti, devotion.
Every day and morning, Lord Hanuman saw Goddess Sita paint a red dot on her forehead and smear the parting of her hair with vermilion powder. “Why do you do that?” he asked.
“for the pleasing of Rama,” answered Sita.
Lord Hanuman also were keen to do something for the good of Shri Rama. “If Sita has a crack to paint a dot on her forehead to achieve that so a normal monkey like me must do more than her,” he contemplated. Then he took vermilion powder and sprinkled on his entire body with it.
Both Rama and Sita had been moved by Hanuman’s exhibit of devotion. After that day Hanuman’s image are red.