Origin of Auspicious Tuesday

by Shatika, March 5, 2016

Married women apply vermillion for the long life of their husbands.  The use of Vermillion holds importance in rituals and pujas.

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Many Gods and Goddesses are offered vermillion. Even Lord Hanuman is offered vermillion and oil.  It is believed that Hanuman grants all the wishes of his devotees.

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According to the scriptures, Lord Hanuman is the greatest devotee of Lord Rama. Once he saw Sita applying vermillion and asked her the purpose of it.

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Sita explained that she applies vermillion for the long life of her husband, Lord Rama. After hearing this, Hanuman thinks, if applying a pinch of vermillion can increase Lord Rama’s age then if I apply vermillion on my whole body it will make him immortal. He starts applying vermillion all over his body.

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Since then it is believed that appeases him and he grants the wishes of his devotees.

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